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Best Photo Locations in Hong Kong

Updated: Mar 21, 2020

1. Lugard Road Lookout (盧吉道觀景台)

Arguably the best ‘free’ view of Victoria Harbour in entire Hong Kong. Located at the top of Victoria Peak on Lugard Road. Every day there are dozens of photography peeps lined up just to get a snap of the amazing skyline of Hk. best time is around 5ish in the afternoon so you can capture the amazing lights once the sky turns dark. It’s ‘free’ because once you’re at the top of the peak, either via bus/tram/taxi/walking – it is just a short 20 minute stroll from The Peak Tower Galleria. To get the BEST view, I still recommend the SkyTerrace 428.

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2. Nathan Road, Kowloon (彌敦道)

It is the main throughfare in kowloon, that goes in a south-north direction from Tsim Sha Tsui to Sham Shui Po. Nathan road is a traffic jam of flashing neon lights, advertisements and people everywhere. It is a great spot to capture night photgraphs with moving traffic or even in the daytime capture the pedestrians crossing the street. On top of that, it is lined with shops and restaurants so you could just take a break from your photography crash into some local restaurants for a sumptuous meal.

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3. Flower, Goldfish and Bird markets, Mong Kok (旺角花墟, 金魚街, 園圃街雀鳥花園)

These 3 places are all loacted in Mong Kok. Street markets in Hong Kong are the most amusing experiences you can have. The Yuen Po Street Bird Garden is where you’ll find multiple exotic birds, intricately crafted bamboo cages, some are for sale and others are for show.

Nearby are the flower and fish markets, both selling the obvious. the flower market has every possible flora product available including old bonsai plants. The goldfish market is like a street side aquarium filled with wonders of the underwater world. The fish are sold at unreal prices which I'm not quite impressed about. keeping that aside, it is a greta place for photography.

Cost: Free

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Flower Market

Goldfish Market

Yuen Po Bird Garden

4. Yick Fat Building (益發大廈)

The Yick Fat building is a key spot that you shouldn’t miss during your visit. It provides the perfect lookup opportunity for Instagram photography showing typical Hong Kong style architecture. This spot is great for both day and night photgraphy.

Cost: Free

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5. Choi Hung Estate (彩虹邨停車場)

The Choi Hung Estate is a great place to get Instagrammable photos spot due to some of its colourful facades. Literally meaning ‘Rainbow Estate’, this bright and beaming backdrop, painted eight different colours, is a perennial Insta favourite because of how the aesthetically in sync colours, which produce photos that are contoured, warm and popping. The best spot to take pictures is on top of the parking garage where you can frame your pictures with the basketball courts and the colourful exteriors. When editing, add some vibrancy and/or saturation to make the colours pop-up.

Cost: Free

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6. Ten Thousand Buddha's Monastery (萬佛寺)

A bit remote from the city's prime locations but still a place not to miss for photography enthusiasts. The main temple is high up and as you walk up you’ll be passing lots of Buddha images with different poses. Once at the top you’ll have the main temple as well as other elements and also high views. Cost: Free

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7. Ngong Ping Cable Car and Tian Tan Buddha aka Big Buddha (天壇大佛)

It is a large bronze statue of Buddha located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island. You can visit the Po Lin Monastery and outside area of Big Buddha without any ticket. If you want to see the rooms inside the Big Buddha structure, you need to buy a meal ticket to eat at Po Lin Monastery. There is no direct connection from Hong Kong to Tian Tan Buddha. However, you can take the subway to Tung Chung Station, take the walk to Tung Chung, take the cable car to Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal, then take the walk to Tian Tan Buddha.

Cost: Free (for Tian Tan Buddha)

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8. Temple Street Night Market (廟街夜市)

One of the best markets in Hong Kong and incredibly photogenic. You can get pretty much everything at this market and is a must-visit on your Hong Kong vacation. There are lots of things to buy as well. Temple street night market offers , clothing, souvenirs, jade, antiques and the chance to enjoy local cuisine in a lively Chinese market atmosphere.

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9. Sai Wan Swimming Shed (西環鐘聲泳棚)

One of the most beautiful spots in Hong Kong – and certainly one of the most Instagrammable. The scenic view is an amazing and eye-opening sight to behold, and has become more of a photographer’s paradise today. And that’s exactly what it was for us who didn’t dare to wage our lives against the strong waves crashing in. Located just 20 mins walk from Kennedy Town MTR.

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10. Jockey Club Innovation Tower

Designed by Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid, the Jockey Club Innovation Tower resembles a futuristic spaceship ready to take flight. It echoes Hadid’s vision of Hong Kong as a growing creative hub – the perfect location for artistic photos, then. The white interiors and crisscrossing staircases emit a sleek and chic feel.

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There you have it folks. I hope you enjoyed this photography guide to Hong Kong complete with the location on google maps. They come together to become the Most Instagrammable Places in Hong Kong! Although there are plenty more, these 10 mentioned are the ones you wouldn't regret photographing. Write your favourite spot or If you think I have missed something which is worth visiting, please mention in the comment section below.

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