Tuesday, February 5, 2019

11 Best Instagram Photo Locations in Hong Kong

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1. Choi Hun Estate

Choi Hun Estate is a housing development with a wonderfully colorful view of pastel hues. 

Located in Wong Tai Sin, it is a little difficult to find. However, follow all of the tourists. The basketball court is on the rooftop so, you have to walk up through the garage.    

It's an easy location to shoot at considering you can walk in through the community with no security stopping you. 

2. Lai Tak Tsuen

Contrary to Choi Hun Estate,there are security officers and residents stopping tourists from entering the building. There are signs placed in front of all entrances of the building stating something along the lines of no trespassing to take unauthorized photos.

In fact, I saw two tourists entering the building after a resident buzzed in. Instantly, the security officer ran after them and we heard the officer yell, "I'm going to call the police." 

Sadly, I did not get a picture inside the building. But, I got one outside. And honestly, I still love the outcome. The cotton candy colored building makes for a playful photo.     

3. Tian Tan Buddha

The Big Buddha is a must when you go to Hong Kong. You have to walk up 268 steps to get to the top but, each step is worth it.

I went before 9 AM and I was able to get photos with no one in the background.But, when I was walking down the steps there were hoards of people coming up. If you want a good photo, I recommend making the trip at or before 9 AM. 

4. Disneyland, Hong Kong

I have been to Disney in Florida,California, Paris and now Hong Kong. And I can say with confidence that the Hong Kong Disney is underwhelming.  

Hong Kong Disneyland is the smallest park of the Disney franchise. You really can't spend the whole day there considering there is not much to do. It costs about 70 USD dollars per an adult so, it's not cheap.    

However, it makes for a magical photo destination.  

5. Lok Wah South Estate

This location is in a much more residential area. Thus, there are way less people to compete with for a photo. I went on a Saturday afternoon and there were only three groups of people taking photos. This location like, Choi Hun Estate, is located on the rooftop of the building. 


6. Wai Yip Bridge for Pedestrians

A location which was seen in a movie called Lovepuff made this site a hit for photos. But for me, the cotton candy colored walls make it special. Located in Ngau Tau Kok, it's in the heart of a very residential area. I was there to take photos at around 1 PM on a Saturday and I captured no pedestrians in my background.

7. Yik Cheong Building

This is by far the location with the longest wait time for a photo. When I went people got into three lines. Each line is at a different perspective. The further you are from the buildings, the longer the wait is. I opted to wait in the second longest line. I waited for about 20 minutes on a weekday afternoon. So, I can't imagine how crazy the lines would be on a weekend.  

8. Hong Kong Art Centre

The Hong Kong Art Center is a non-profit art organization and thus, open to the public. They offer a wide range of shows which could be something you're interested in. Click here to see what the center offers. They are open everyday from 8 AM to 11 PM. 

The art center is a photographer's dream. It offers beautiful lines, reflections and geometrical shapes. 


9. Innovation Tower at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

This was my absolute favorite place to shoot. The site was loaded with beautiful lines and abstract shapes. It's very easy to get onto the campus and there is no one stopping you from entering the building. 

10. Man Mo Temple

This was a more difficult spot to shoot at considering there were so many people walking around in the temple. But, with a bit of patience, I was able to get a photo with no one in the background. Also, please note that this is a place of worship for many. Please be considerate and respectful. Be mindful by moving out of the way for those worshiping.

11. Xiqu Centre

This is a center for traditional Chinese Opera. When I went they were still getting ready for opening day. Thus, it was super clean. It was so clean that I took off my shoes for the shoot. And typically, taking off your shoes outdoors in Hong Kong is not recommended.  For this photo, go to the main entrance of the outdoor/ indoor arena. 

Comment below, where is your favorite spot? Where would you want to take your next Instagram photos?



  1. Wow can’t wait to visit these places for photos! It’s literally so pretty๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

    1. Paddling in StillettosJune 28, 2019 at 9:24 PM

      Thanks for the sweet words! When are you visiting Hong Kong? I hope you have lots of fun!!