Hong Kong is a beautiful metropolitan city of the east. After arriving in Hong Kong you undoubtedly know that this city has some kind of whimsical charm to it.
For those of you who are Instagram or Trmblr fanatics you probably see photos of Hong Kong popping up on your feeds constantly. You may even wonder where exactly in Hong Kong are those photos taken? Even after moving to this city I have a bit of a challenge seeking out some of these hot spots, but they’re worth a trek!
I’ve complied a “top instagram list” for your first, or next visit to Asia’s World City! You can click on the description of each photo and a google location will be brought up on a new page for you. Happy hunting! Don’t forget to keep those cameras charged!
1/10 Montane Mansion
Montane Mansions is composed of 5 buildings. Two of the court yards of these buildings are popular to take some snaps in!
2/10 Coffee Shops
Coffee Shops are very prevalent here in HK. It’s popular to curate a photo of your cup, or yourself within the coffee shop. Regardless, just don’t forget to try some coffee in Hong Kong. You may even be served a cup from a coffee barista champion! Photo taken at: Fara Xoxo
3/10 Nan Lian Garden
Zen Out! In one of HK’s zen gardens, it will teleport travelers to a completely new place and bring a little peace in the middle of the hustle and bustle. Can miss the center piece of this garden, the golden temple.
4/10 High Island East Dam
This area is perfect if you tote a drone. If you’ve seen these shots on Instagram they’re probably from the popular grams of @veeceecheng, @timothyma__ and others. It’s a far place, but great visuals once you arrive.
5/10 Victoria Peak
If there’s one place you can’t miss in Hong Kong it’s Victoria Peak, or dubbed ‘The Peak’. The most iconic view in the city! If you’re on a layover and you want to do one thing, THIS IS IT!
6/10 Graham Street
Street art is becoming a staple in this part of the city. Come to Soho, or Sheung Wan and you’ll see random art posted on the walls. Graham Street Art is probably the most recognizable and popular, but you’ll be fighting a crowd at this piece, beware.
8/10 Sai Wan Swimming Shed
Sai Wan Swimming Shed and pier is another place to come and check out. Don’t forget to wear bright colors coming here if you really want to make your photos POP!
9/10 Choi Hung Estate Courts
Probably one of my FAVORITE places to visit in Hong Kong. The colors are soo enticing, and beautiful. I’ll be here on repeat because it’s just too good not to!
10/10 Hiking in Hong Kong
Many people who come to Hong Kong and want some adventure they know they can find it in the hills (or mountains rather). Hong Kong city is surrounded by them. Each direction you look theres a peak, and once you reach this peak you’ll be sure to have amazing views! Like this view from Life Of An Early Riser. [Photo taken at Dragon’s Back Hike]
If you have another favorite spot to snap some pics comment below! Happy hunting!