Looking for Hong Kong Instagram spots? I’ve done the research before moving to Hong Kong and after that, by exploring plenty of well-known places, but also hidden Instagrammable places in Hong Kong.
I’m constantly looking for picture-perfect locations and Hong Kong has so many. From the old to the new, colonial, colorful, modern, amazing views, and so much more!
To my surprise, Hong Kong is not only a concrete jungle. The city has plenty of natural landscapes, pretty colorful temples, parks filled with flowers, and stunning street art.
I’ll guide you through some of the restaurants and bars with stunning views, and some alternative places to the most popular one you must see.
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The ultimate list of the Hong Kong Instagram spots
Maybe the most iconic view in town, particularly beautiful just after sunrise or at sunset.
Take the tram up to the Peak, or climb it on foot when you are ready to face all the stairs going up. From the highest point in town, you will take in some pretty amazing views.
Walk around Lugard Road and take a picture at the Lugard Road Lookout, or at the Lion’s Pavillion, stop by for a coffee with a view at Pacific Coffee, or climb the Peak Tower and take in the 360-degree view.
That’s where you’ll find also the Madame Tussauds Museum, which can also make for a picture spot.
Address: The Peak
How to get there: Take the Peak Tram or X15 bus
The Avenue of Stars
Cross over on the other side of the Harbor and take a walk and some stunning picture on the Avenue of Stars.
Another iconic spot where you will have the whole of Hong Kong Island as a background for your picture.
Come after sunset for the best views, and listen to the Symphony of Lights taking place every evening.
Don’t leave without exploring the impressive K11 Musea shopping mall which is much more than that alone.
Address: Avenue of Stars
How to get there: Take the MTR and get off at TST exit D1 or take the Star Ferry from Central or Wan Chai and travel with a view
The Olympic bridge
Only steps away from Causeway Bay and Victoria Park, this colorful bridge is a perfect Instagram spot in Hong Kong.
I must admit I found it by chance and I still haven’t taken that picture I have in the back of my mind. But I’ve passed it by so many times, and I love how colorful it is.
Address: 19, 11 Irving St, Causeway Bay
How to get there: Take the MTR and get off at Causeway Bay, from there walk 5 minutes towards Victoria Park and the bridge; or take the tram and get off at Pennington Street.
The pink building in Wan Chai
I honestly don’t know how the building is called, or if it has a name. It is a residential building that has been painted in pink, yellow, and blue.
The curved building is on the corner of Johnston- Fleming Road intersection and makes for an amazing shot of Hong Kong. With all the cars, trams, buses, and people roaming behind you.
Address: Johnston- Fleming Road intersection
How to get there: take the tram and get off at Fleming Road, or take the MTR and get off at Wan Chai station and walk towards Causeway Bay.
Colorful graffiti in Wan Chai
Hidden from the main street, you’ll just have to wander aimlessly and it won’t be long before you’ll find this pretty street art.
Bright, vivid, colorful – there are lots of Instagrammable places in Hong Kong just like this.
Address: Wan Chai Rd. and around Wan Chai Park
How to get there: it is really easy and only steps away from the previous place on the list.
Blue House Cluster, Wan Chai
Once you’re done with the graffitis, you’ll want to walk another 5 minutes back towards Central and discover the Blue House Cluster.
Hidden behind other colorful buildings, the Blue House is linked to the Yellow House and the Orange House. However, somehow the blue one is the most popular.
The building has been around since the 1920s’ and in the ’50s and ’60s, kung fu master Wong Fei-hung’s student Lam Sai-wing and his nephew launched their kung fu studio here.
Nowadays, the building has been restored and is now a multi-functional complex with residential units as well as community centers.
How to get there: a 2-minute walk from Wan Chai Park towards Central, or a 5-minute walk from Wan Chai MTR stop
A 64-story high round-shaped building that is pretty hard to miss.
The first circular skyscraper in Hong Kong, the building doesn’t only host shops, restaurants, and offices, it is also one of the most Instagrammable places in Hong Kong. Or at least the outside glass elevator taking you from the 17th to the 64th floor in a matter of seconds.
Jump inside the elevator and Hong Kong’s skyline on one or many trips. It is free!
Address: 183 Queen’s Road East
How to get there: only a few steps away from the Blue House, you’ll first have to step inside the building and take the elevator to the 17th floor. From here, look for the single elevator taking you to the 64th-floor restaurant.
Tamar Park and the Central Pier
As I’ve got off at Admiralty and stepped into Tamar Park for the first time, I was impressed by the mix of skyscrapers and this blue oasis.
On top of that, there’s the pretty view you get from Victoria Harbor and the Observation Wheel. I would go there every now and then with a coffee and just chill by the sea, taking in the whole concrete jungle sight.
Address: Harcourt Rd, Admiralty
How to get there: get off at Admiralty MTR and walk the 2 minutes to the park by following the signs, or walk from the Central Pier along the Harbor.
Pottinger Street is right in the heart of the city and feels like such a piece of the traditional world in the hustle and bustle.
No matter when you come to this location, chances are it is packed with people. Depending on the time of the day or night, they are either going to the office, going out for lunch, or going out for drinks.
However, on Pottinger Street you’ll see the small traditional local stalls particularly photogenic during Chinese New Year.
Address: Pottinger Street
How to get there: get off in Central exit C and walk the few steps up the hill
Hollywood Road street art
Take the Central-Mid-Levels escalators and make your way up the hill to Hollywood Road and all the adjoining streets.
These streets are packed with bars, restaurants, cool places to go out, and super impressive street art.
I could wander around for hours and discover new corners, but there are also a few iconic graffitis such as the one at Uma Nota, or the ice cream girls next to Barista by Givres. And let’s not forget about their gelato roses – another Instagram sensation.
Man Mo Temple
This nice Asian temple is located on Hollywood Road.
It might not be one of the best Instagrammable places in Hong Kong mostly because I don’t encourage people to take pictures inside temples, but I’ve seen some amazing shots from here – without the people.
Across the street from the temple, there’s the iconic Yuc Po Chai Curiosity Store, right on Ladder Street.
Tank Lane and the antique market
Next to Man Mo Temple, you’ll find Tank Lane and the beautiful rainbow graffiti, along with many others.
On the same street, there’s also a hipster Scandinavian coffee place and in the same area, there’s the antique market. Vibrant, colorful, offering plenty of picture opportunities and small coffee shops.
As you can see by now, Hong Kong is filled with pretty colorful street art. But the most amazing of it all is the ArtLane in Sheung Wan district.
This is an art urban project filled with knockout colorful murals. A destination that will surely keep you busy for some time, I know I’ve spent plenty of time shooting these walls from all angles.
Address: 8 Chung Ching Street
How to get there: exit the MTR at Sai Ying Pun B3
The Instagram Pier
As the name says, this is considered to be one of the most famous Hong Kong Instagram spots. However, this might be too industrial for my taste, but I guess you can find the beauty in every corner.
Address: Sai Wan
How to get there: exit the MTR at HKU C2
Sai Wan Swimming shed
Come here for sunset because that’s when you’ll take some of the most impressive pictures. The ocean and the further away islands will make it all look torn from Hong Kong and the concrete jungle you see everywhere.
Address: Victoria Rd, Mount Davis
How to get there: take the MTR to Kennedy Town, get the bus from Belcher Street and hop off at Caritas Jockey club hostel, cross the street and head towards the shed
Temple Street Night Market
Cross over in Kowloon and explore some of the authentic Instagrammable places you will find here.
The Temple Street Night Market is iconic, and as the name suggests, you will want to come after dark in order to make the best out of it.
Address: Temple St, Jordan
How to get there: get off at Jordan MTR stop exit A
The ICC (International Commerce Center)
Come here for some of the best views of Hong Kong on from the Kowloon side.
Or move further up to the Ritz Carlton and go for drinks at Ozone, the highest rooftop bar in the world located at the 118th level.
Address: 1 Austin Rd W, West Kowloon
How to get there: take the MTR and get off at Kowloon Station exit E1
The Mong Kok Flower Market
Yes, I’m guilty as charged, I love flowers a lot! And the great part about this is that people here love them too.
Thus they have a huge market only for flowers.
Make your way to Mong Kok and apart from taking several pictures with the neon lights so iconic for Hong Kong, come to the flower market.
Address: Flower Market Road
How to get there: take the MTR up to Price Edward and take exit A and walk towards the flower market
Lok Wah South Estate garage
You’ve surely seen this place several times and in multiple Instagram pictures. I’m talking about the blue rings you will find in the garage of the Lok Wah South Estate.
They are actually set on 2 different levels, giving you the chance to find at least one of them free waiting for some cool Hong Kong Instagram pictures.
Address: Sau Yan Path, Ngau Tau Kok
How to get there: look for “Le Huanan Parking” on Google Maps and take the MTR to Tiu Keng Leng and walk from there around 15 min, or take one of the buses that would drop you off closer to the estate
Choi Hung Estate
Another estate famous for being one of the most popular Hong Kong Instagram spots.
Choi Hung literally means “the rainbow estate” thus you’ll know what to expect from this place. The most appealing place is the colorful playground with basketball courts you’ll want to head to by climbing the stairs from the car parking.
Address: Choi Hung Estate
How to get there: take the MTR to Tiu Keng Leng and walk from there or take the 101/111 bus from Central
Also known as the “Monster Mansion”, the buildings are famous because they were a location featured in the Transformers movie.
Nowadays, people that live here have pretty much closed down the area and it is harder to get a picture as many as the ones you see around on Instagram. I totally support that and think that the people living there should have privacy, thus please make sure to respect that if you choose to go for the picture.
However, you can always find a workaround without disturbing anyone and it is worth knowing there are actually 2 sections you might want to see.
Right behind, a trekking trail starts and you can climb the hill and get a nice view of Hong Kong’s skyline.
Address: 1028 King’s Rd Quarry Bay
How to get there: take the MTR all the way to Quarry Bay, take exit A and walk along King’s Road towards Tai Koo
Chi Lin Nunnery
One of the most tranquil places in Hong Kong, in between skyscrapers and yet so zen.
I always come back to this place and the park surrounding it especially for the feeling it gives me, but also for the small lotus ponds, and that iconic pagoda.
Address: 5 Chi Lin Dr Sheung Yuen Leng
How to get there: I always take the bus no. 116 from Tin Hau, but you can also take the MTR all the way to Diamond Hill Station and walk
Nan Lian Garden
Across the street from the Chi Lin Nunnery is the beautiful garden of Nam Lian.
Everything is perfectly trimmed, and there’s even a tea pavilion by the lake. One of the most serene places in Hong Kong.
Address: 60 Fung Tak Rd Ha Yuen Leng
The Iron fairies
A really cool bar with live music and delicious cocktails, but also an Instagram perfect spot!
They have literally thousands of butterflies hanging from the ceiling.
Address: LG, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central
I love this place and I also love the food here. They have some of the most Instagrammable food in Hong Kong, almost cartoon looking.
Address: I personally prefer the one here Nan Fung Tower, 2/F, Nan Fung Place,, 173 Des Voeux Rd Central, Central
Wong Tai Sin Temple
This place is absolutely stunning, from the colorful temples to the traditional peaceful garden and lake behind it. There are so many options here, you’ll need several hours to capture it all.
Address: 2 Chuk Yuen Rd, Chuk Un
The Big Buddha on Lantau Island
Whether you choose to take the Ngong Ping Cable Car, or go for a hike, you sure don’t want to miss out on this Hong Kong Instagram spot.
Address: Ngong Ping Rd, Lantau Island
How to get there: take the MTR all the way to Tung Chung and from there take the cable car to the Big Buddha
Ngong Ping 360
The cable car ride offers stunning views and you’ll get to see a different side of Hong Kong. Go on a Crystal Cabin and get a 360-degree view that can be both exciting and scary.
Sugar sky bar
This is one of my favorite sky bars in Hong Kong mainly because it offers a somehow different skyline view than all the others located in Central or Wan Chai.
The EAST hotel has amazing rooms and you can get your view directly from the bed when choosing to stay here.
However, you can also only come for the drink, snacks, and views!
Address: 29 Tai Koo Shing Rd, Quarry Bay
How to get there: take the MTR to Tai Koo Station and take exit D1, then go to the 31st floor for the bar
The MTR stations
Every MTR stop has a different color and vibe to it.
I’ve seen some pretty cool collages of some of the stops put together like a rainbow and I really liked the idea.
Here is a short color guide:
Tai Koo Station – red
Fortress Hill Station – green
Tin Hau Station – orange
Causeway Bay – purple
Admiralty – blue
Choi Hung – rainbow
All those neon lights you always see in every Hong Kong guide are here. Come after sunset and start shooting!
How to get there: take the MTR to TST and exit at E or A1 or 2
It sure looks like an Asian Times Square with all the tall buildings, advertisements, and people walking around from one side of the square to the other.
Step inside of Hysan Place and go to the 2nd floor to find the perfect spot for capturing the intersection from above.
Nam Shan Estate playground
A somewhat different place, all the best can be exploited by an eye used to the gram.
Address: Nam Shan Estate
How to get there: take the MTR to Shek Kep Mei or the 104 bus
The trams on Hong Kong Island
It is so easy to find a crossing bridge especially from Causeway Bay towards Quarry Bay from where you can take a perfect shot of the trams of Hong Kong.
Another great option for capturing them is from a tram stop or at the Johnston- Fleming Road intersection.
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