4 HONG KONG INSTAGRAM SPOTS YOU NEED TO VISIT

4 HONG KONG INSTAGRAM SPOTS YOU NEED TO VISIT

We had been dreaming of visiting the bustling territory of Hong Kong for years before booking our flights. The amazing food, fascinating architecture, 7.4 million people of different ethnicities: all of it was calling our names. We decided to spend 5 nights (4 full days) in Hong Kong, which turned out to be the perfect length for first-time visitors. There is an infinite amount of things to see and do in Hong Kong, with lots of walking, photographing and eating involved! After posting a few photos on Instagram, we had many people ask us for recommendations.

We had been dreaming of visiting the bustling territory of Hong Kong for years before booking our flights. The amazing food, fascinating architecture, 7.4 million people of different ethnicities: all of it was calling our names. We decided to spend 5 nights (4 full days) in Hong Kong, which turned out to be the perfect length for first-time visitors. There is an infinite amount of things to see and do in Hong Kong, with lots of walking, photographing and eating involved! After posting a few photos on Instagram, we had many people ask us for recommendations.

First off, Hong Kong is much bigger and spread out than we initially thought. Although very easily accessible by public transit, we found that being centrally located saved us so much time and energy. If possible, we would suggest staying in or around Central, Wan Chai or Causeway Bay. This will allow you to hop on the MTR, bus, tram or ferry and get to all of the Hong Kong instagram spots really easily!

During our time in Hong Kong, we stayed at Mojo Nomad Central, a new hotel which was designed for digital nomads conveniently located right in Central. With all the amenities of a great hotel, it has the added value of having a great co-working space, seriously delicious Mexican food at the Te Quiero Mucho restaurant and shared rooms which are great for meeting fellow creatives. We loved being able to walk out and discover so many different cafes, local restaurants and photo opportunities!  If you’re looking to treat yourself, Mojo Nomad Central is definitely the place to do so.

Now by no means are we experts on this city, but during our time at Mojo we did find some stellar photo spots. So here are our 4 favorite Hong Kong photos spots that will surely help up your Instagram game!

FLAT IRON BUILDING

Located 10 minutes from our hotel, at the intersection of Johnston Rd and Wan Chai Rd, this colorful building is Hong Kong’s version of New York’s famous Flat Iron building. It’s location at a busy intersection in Wan Chai makes for a perfect photo opportunity. For the best angle, stand on the other side of the road where the pedestrian crossing is. Waiting for a classic Hong Kong Taxi to pass in the background makes for another nice pop of color!

CHOI HUNG ESTATE

We’ve all seen photos of the Choi Hung Estate basketball courts (exact location here) by now, but we do think it’s for good reason! No matter how many photos we had seen of this place before going, it still completely blew our minds. This housing estate built in the 1960s has caught the eye of the public due to its colorful apartments that house over 18 000 people. We visited early in the morning and were the only ones there but do be warned that it has become the city’s top Instagram spot in the past years so you will most likely not be alone. Most importantly, remember to be respectful of the people who live there and use the space for their daily exercise!

 

RED INCENSE BURNER SUMMIT

Ah Hong Kong sunset locations, there are just so many to chose from! As an alternative to Victoria Peak, we caught a sunset at Braemar Hill lookout. This lesser known viewpoint offers a beautiful view of Hong Kong for very little effort. Take the 25 bus from Tin Hau MTR station and get off at Braemar Hill Bus Terminal. Cross the road and take the path on the left of St. Joan of Arc Secondary school (exact location here). Follow the path towards Jardine’s Lookout and after a 15-20 minute walk, you will be rewarded with this amazing view of Hong Kong!

The rock at red incense burner summit makes for a great shot, unfortunately for us someone had already set up their tripod and stayed there the whole time we were there (see photo below). Follow the path towards Jardine’s Lookout and after a 15-20 minute walk, you will be rewarded with this amazing view of Hong Kong! The rock that we’re standing on makes for a great shot, unfortunately for us someone had already set up their tripod and stayed there the whole time we were there (see photo below). 

red incense burner summit sunset hong kong
posing at red incense burner summit in hong kong

 

SHEUNG TAK BASKETBALL COURTS

You know the feeling. You’ve been sitting in bed, scrounging through hundreds of photos for a particular location for hours and finally, god bless their soul, someone with 58 Instagram followers who hasn’t posted since 2015 randomly geotagged your hidden gem. That’s exactly how we stumbled upon these awesome courts at Sheung Tak Plaza. Surrounded by pastel high rises, you can access this spot from the last floor of the Plaza. The best part, since it’s a bit out of the city, you’ll likely have the place to yourself. 

hong kong colorful basketball courts
posing at sheung tak basketball courts
hong kong intersection sheung tak plaza

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  1. Love the Hong Kong write-up!

    1. Thank you so much!

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