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10 Gorgeous & Instagram-worthy Places to Visit in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the hottest vacation destinations in Asia. While there are many other activities to take up your vacation time, taking pictures is a must-do to save those awesome memories.

Here are 10 IG-worthy spots in the city that should be posted on your feed!

1. Tai Mo Shan

Tai Mo Shan

Nothing worthwhile is gained easily. This is a thought to keep in mind when going for a hike at Tai Mo Shan. It has an elevation of over 957-meters and proves to be a difficult hike. It is considered one of the highest peaks and mistiest mountains in Hong Kong.

The word Tai Mo actually means foggy when translated to English. While getting to the top is the main goal, the scenery during the hike to the peak is beautiful.

  • Location: Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre, Tai Mo Shan Road
  • How To Get There: Take the MTR Tsuen Wan Station, Exit A. From there take Bus 51 that goes towards Kam Sheung Road from the Tsuen Wan Railway Station bus stop. Get off at Country Park, go the opposide direction and walk up Tai Mo shan Road. Walk another 20 minutes to the Park Visitor Centre entrance.
  • Photo Tip: To get your IG worthy shot don’t forget to wear the right footwear, clothing, and bring water with you. Once you get to the top, soak in the views and take a picture that looks like you’re floating in fluffy clouds.

2. Jumbo Kingdom

Jumbo Kingdom
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Even with the fast-paced city life Hong Kong has a lot of places full of traditional culture. Jumbo Kingdom is hard to miss thanks to its colorful Chinese Imperial Palace-inspired architecture.

It was established in October 1976 and has remained a Hong Kong icon since then. In fact, it still continues to be a favorite tourist attraction for both local and international crowds.

  • Location: Shum Wan Pier Dr, Aberdeen
  • Photo Tip: Best to take your pictures from a boat to capture its magnificence. If you have time, visit and eat at the Jumbo Floating restaurant that’s become a favorite amongst celebrities.

3. Airport Road

South Perimeter Road HK

The most unusual places can be the best backgrounds for pictures. The South Perimeter road in Chek Lap Kok near the Airfield Ground Maintenance Building is one of the best locations. Here flights take off and the scenery looks exceptionally breathtaking during sunrise or sunset.

  • Location: South Perimeter Road, Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island
  • How To Get There: Take the Airport Express train from Central Hong Kong to the airport. From there take a taxi to the South Perimeter Road Area. Alternatively, you could take a taxi directly from the city to the location.
  • Photo Tip: Make sure to be aware of your surroundings while taking pictures. Cars are known to speed around the curve.

4. Cape D’Aguilar

Lighthouse Cape D'Aguilar

There may be a lot of cityscapes in Hong Kong but there are some little known places that are teeming with natural beauty.

Cape D’ Aguilar has all of the aesthetics and structures you need for that perfect shot. There are actually a number of spots to check out: a mock shrine, the lighthouse on the hill, a replica whale skeleton, rock formations, caves, and the seascape.

  • Location: Cape D’ Aguilar Road
  • How To Get There: Take Hong Kong Bus 9 at the Shai Kei Wan Bus Terminal and get off at Cape D’Aguilar road. Go along the main traffic road and in 30 to 45 minutes you will arrive at the sea caves by the shore.
  • Photo Tip: It is best to visit this location during a sunny day as the waves and winds get dangerous during inclement weather. Make sure to be careful while exploring the area.

5. Victoria’s Peak

Victoria Peak HK
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Victoria’s Peak is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. Also known as the highest point in Hong Kong, The Peak provides a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the city.

This Hong Kong tourist spot has an antique peak tram that transports visitors both up and down the mountainside. However, it is recommended to just take the tram going down since lines going up can get very long.

  • How To Get There: Take the MTR and alight at the Central Station, Exit J2. From here go to the Peak Tram at the lower terminus on Garden Road. Alternatively, you could take a taxi to the top and take the tram on your way down.
  • Photo Tip Best times to go are early in the morning or in the afternoon to sunset. If you go later in the day, you get to experience different skylines.

6. Graham Street Wall Art

Wall Art Hong Kong
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Amidst the busy city life, the Graham Street Wall Art is a dose of color for passersby. Local artists adorned the concrete buildings with their colorful and varied art. This makes it a popular place to take pictures as there are so many to discover and to explore.

If you have a lot of time to spare, it is a good place to go “art hunting.” You don’t know what amazing art will surprise you around the corner in this area.

  • Location: Graham Street, between Queen’s Road and Hollywood Road
  • How To Get There: Take the MTR and alight at MTR Central. From there walk towards Graham Street or explore the other streets around the area.
  • Photo Tip: Bring a tripod or have a friend go with you so you can take photos that capture more of the wall art. Also make sure you have a lot of time on your hands when you do this.

7. Garden Hill Sham Shui Po

Garden Hill Sham Shui Po

There are a lot of stylish places in Hong Kong that will take your breath away. Sham Shui Po does this with its simplicity rather than grandiosity.

To get the amazing city view of Hong Kong, you’ll have to climb flights of stairs to get to the peak of a hill.

It takes around 15 to 20 minutes from Mei Ho House to get to the peak, but it is all worth it when you see the panoramic view of the buildings.

  • Location: Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
  • How To Get There:  Take the MTR and alight at the MTR Sham Shui Po station along the Tsuen Wan line. Take the Exit D2 and head towards the Shek Kip Mei Estate where you will find Mei Ho House.
  • Photo Tip: Take your pictures when there is sunlight as it isn’t safe to go here during sunset. There aren’t any railings on the stairs and it can be a dangerous time for female travelers to go here at night, as well.

8. Monster Building

Hong Kong Monster Mansion

Hong Kong is a small place and there are a lot of people living in it. Densely packed neighborhoods are common around the city. The Monster Building is an example of this as it is a huge complex comprised of 5 connecting structures.

There is the Fook Cheong Building, Oceanic Mansion, Montane Mansion, Yick Fat Building, and Yick Cheong Building. It was initially built in the 1960s for lower income families.

  • Location: 1046 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
  • How To Get There: Take the MTR and alight at the MTR Quarry Bay Station along the Island Line or the Tseung Kwan O Line. There take Exit A and walk along King’s Road towards Tai Koo. The buildings will come into view if you are headed in the right direction.
  • Photo Tip: The best place to get a shot is right in the middle of the towering buildings. It is a colorful and a famous place as well thanks to Hollywood blockbusters like Ghost In The Shell and Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

9. Nan Lian Garden

Nan Lian Garden Hong Kong

In the middle of the bustling city, there is a garden that seems like its been frozen in time. The Nan Lian Garden is an ideal escape from the hectic, bustling city streets. This classical garden is actually connected to the Chi Lin Nunnery to the north. Behind it there is a sprawling mountain range.

The garden’s design is based on the Jiang Shou Ju Garden of the Tang Dynasty. This is a traditional landscape garden all the way in the Shanxi province. Those who want to meditate or relax can take a stroll in this garden.

  • Location: 50 Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill
  • How To Get There: Take the MTR and alight at the MTR Diamond Hill station, Exit C2. This is along the MTR Kwun Tong Line. From there follow the signs to the garden.
  • Photo Tip: The Pavilion of Absolute Perfection right in the center of the Lotus Pond is the best place to snap an IG photo.

10. Star Ferry Pier

Star Ferry Pier Hong Kong
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The Star Ferry Pier is the glittering night view of the port area in Hong Kong. So many different colors from the light of the buildings illuminate the dark waters making a sight to behold.

The best place to view this amazing night view is at the observation platform of Tsim Sha Tsui where the old Clock Tower stands. Here you get the best view of the sunset and the port skyline.

  • Location: Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • How To Get There: Take the MTR and alight at the MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit L6 and walk towards the Clock Tower along Salisbury Road. You could also opt to alight at MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit A2 and walk to the pier along Man Yiu Street.
  • Photo Tip: Best to go at the golden hour at 4 PM to 5:30 PM so you can take great pictures of the sunset and great pictures in optimal lighting. Also, you don’t have to wait long for the night view to take place.

 

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