Are you ready for your close-up? We’ve mapped out the best Instagram locations in Hong Kong to liven up your feed – get on it!
From the best beaches in Hong Kong to beautiful hiking trails, to an array of historic architecture, this city is a photographer’s dream. In the age of social media, Instagram is undoubtedly a great platform to tell your stories, so we’re here to help you locate the sweetest Instagram locations in Hong Kong for you to take stunning photos and share them with your friends.
Now go Instagram some cool pictures, and follow us at @honeycombershk for more inspiration!
Top Hong Kong Instagram hotspots
1. Lok Wah South Estate
Lok Wah South Estate leaves us feeling sentimental for the way Hong Kong housing units were previously designed. This peaceful spot, located on the rooftop of a carpark, is the perfect spot to take photos with your friends as there are multiple walls to hide behind and pop out from. Shout out to K-pop fans out there, this Instagram-worthy hotspot has also been featured in popular Korean boyband Got7’s “You Are” music video!
Lok Wah South Estate, 70 Chun Wah Road, Ngau Tau Kok, Hong Kong
2. Basketball Courts of Choi Hung Estate
Lovers of all things symmetrical, this is the ultimate place to mimic a signature Wes Anderson shot! Choi Hung means rainbow in Cantonese, and the quirky, colourful high-rise apartments with perfect symmetry are creations so very pleasant to the eyes. When it comes to famous Hong Kong Instagram locations, this is your first port of call (just respect the people who live around the area, please!)
Basketball Courts of Choi Hung Estate (above the car park), Choi Hung Estate, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon East, Hong Kong
3. Yik Cheong Building
Hong Kong Instagram locations don’t get much more iconic than this. This housing building is undoubtedly the spot for some Hong Kong Instagram photography action. Located in Quarry Bay, this small housing community has been featured in The Transformers movie franchise and is incredibly popular among tourists. Be sure to ask for permission before taking photos here and do so with discretion, as this building is the home to many residents!
Yik Cheong Building, 1046 Kings’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
4. Lai Tak Tsuen
Lai Tak Tsuen was built in 1975, and is one of the first public housing to be developed in Hong Kong. This spiral building makes you feel like you’re under a giant microscope as it circles its way up to the sky. The Instagram worthy location has been well photographed, and it was also featured in Korean pop boyband Got7’s You Are music video.
Lai Tak Tsuen, 2-38 Lai Tak Tsuen Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
5. Chi Lin Nunnery
In the midst of urban chaos, skyscrapers, and construction sites, Chi Lin Nunnery is a place of serenity. From classical gardens and wooden pavilions, to traditional Chinese courtyards, you are guaranteed to find a Zen spot for your picture of the day.
Chi Lin Nunnery, 5 Chi Lin Drive, Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2354 1888
6. The Blue House
The Blue House is one of the few remaining examples of tong lau with balcony designs in Hong Kong. As a Grade I historic building, this blue-coloured building is a unique presence in the heart of Wan Chai. The bright exterior draws your focus to the structural details, giving the picture a slight retro-ness!
Learn more about historic buildings in Hong Kong.
The Blue House, 72-74A Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
7. Shun Lee Estate
Unlike the ones previously mentioned, Shun Lee Estate does not make a bubbly and sweet background for photo taking. Yet, the impressive architectural structure stands on its own. It’s a frequent shooting location for local feature films. Being wonderfully atmospheric, photos look even cooler when taken (or filtered) in black and white.
Shun Lee Estate, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
8. Street art by Pasha Wais on Square Street
Razzle dazzle! This remarkable geometric wall makes a fairytale-like background for any Instagram picture. The vibrant colour gradient has lots of energy, along with a modern city vibe. Don’t forget to dress in white to get the right amount of colour contrast!
Street art by Pasha Wais on Square Street, 26 Square Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
9. Shun Sum Yuen
A sunflower field in Hong Kong? Yes, you don’t have to book your tickets to the Netherlands or France, Shum Sun Yuen has been a big hit on Instagram for its picturesque farm that boasts plenty of flora and fauna. Best time to visit is between June and August when the sunflowers are in full bloom.
Shun Sum Yuen, Siu Hum Tsuen, San Tin, Hong Kong, p. 9252 4348
10. Tai O Fishing Village
You can’t go wrong snapping away in Tai O, Hong Kong’s very own floating city of Venice! Blending nature, culture, and heritage, Tai O fishing village is frozen in time as many of the local population still lives in stilt houses. Treat yourself to some traditional Chinese snacks (grilled squid on stick, anyone?), as well as some lip-smacking cheese and garlic oysters.
Check out our full guide to Tai O.
11. Sai Wan Swimming Shed
If you get a vantage point from up high on your way to the Sai Wan Swimming Shed, you can gain a one-of-a-kind shot of the open sea. One of Hong Kong’s worst kept secrets for getting a perfect sunset picture, you’ll find less swimmers and more photographers here nowadays. You’ll definitely feel transported out of the bustling city and be able to grab a unique shot of the tranquil nature of Hong Kong.
Sai Wan Swimming Shed, Victoria Road, Mount Davis, Hong Kong
West District Public Cargo Depot (AKA Instagram Pier) (closed to public)
Located on the waterfront in Sai Wan, Instagram Pier is a chill site for long-lost friends to hang out and residents to walk their dogs. It is best known for having an exquisite panoramic view of the gorgeous sunset. Stop by after a whole day of rain, and you’ll get to witness the Mirror of the Sky effect – that tranquil reflection of the sky in a water puddle after heavy rainfall. #magnificent
West District Public Cargo Depot (AKA Instagram Pier), 8 Fung Mat Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong