10 Instagram Worthy Spots in Hong Kong
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In Hong Kong, almost every corner is photogenic. For social media addicts, if you are heading to Hong Kong sometime soon, here’re 20 Instagram worthy spots to visit to make your traveling a little more colourful and eventful.
You don’t see a lot of these in Singapore but in Hong Kong, food trucks are popping up in key locations where the crowds are. Pineapple Canteen is so bright and cheery in its full yellow outfit it is hard to miss. “Bo lo bau” (literally means “pineapple bun” in Cantonese) is a classic bun in Hong Kong that has a pineapple patterned sugar crust. At Pineapple Canteen you get to try the street-snack twist of the bun plus many other variations. Princess Kitchen is one of the first trucks to get a license from Hong Kong government. Selling healthy dragon fruit smoothie bowls, it’s a great summer treat.
Flower Stairs in Mongkok
These concrete stairs in Yau Ma Tei are painted in different types of flowers. So colourful and vibrant it’s almost diffcult to take a bad photo at the stairs.
Old Town Central
The murals at these old eateries in modern central make any spot instantly Instagram-able. Check out Leaf Dessert at 2 Elgin Street.
Sunset at Harbour City
Harbour City is huge and full of shoppers. But come evening time, at the back of the entire stretch of shopping malls is a hotspot for #sunsetporn. Especially in summer, you can catch ridiculously gorgeous ombre skies at evening time
Jockey Club Innovation Tower
The late Zaha Hadid’s first and only Hong Kong building belongs to the Jockey Club Innovation Tower of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Located on Chatham Road South in Hung Hom district, this rare futuristic architectural piece stood out from its surroundings. It is so distinctive you can spot it from streets away especially at night when it lights up.
Forbes Street wall trees
Located on the west end of Hong Kong island, Forbes Street houses a great example of “manmade vs nature”. The giant stone wall was built to prevent landslides. Today the roots of neighboring trees have crept up all over its surface creating a surreal fairytale-like facade.
Saiwan Swimming Shed
Located within Kennedy Town, this jetty sticks out from the rocky mountain-side into the waters facing west, providing the perfect spot for capturing dramatic sunset. Swimming sheds like these were built in the 60s and 70s as a stationary post for people to dropp off their things before embarking on swims and dips.
Lesley Cheung Graffiti
Found in an alleyway off Wong Chuk Street in the fabric district Sham Shui Po, there is a striking portrait of Leslie Cheung created by Korean Street GR1. Even though Leslie died in 2003, he is still fondly remembered by fans until today.
These rocks don’t look like they belong to Hong Kong but in Shek O, Cape D’Aguilar is one National Geographic explorer destination for outdoor loving people.
Want to Instagram all the colourful buildings of Hong Kong in one go, head to Wanc Chai where there are plenty of such buildings. The Chung Wui mansion at the junction of Johnston Road and Wan Chai road is the flatiron building of Hong Kong with a coat of pastel colours.