Hong Kong Photo Spots

Together with Tokyo and Seoul, Hong Kong is considered a must-visit destination in Asia. Boasting a perfect mix of Chinese heritage, modern skyscrapers, and scenic hiking trails, the city attracts all kinds of travellers. Everywhere you look, there are amazing photo opportunities from the iconic Victoria Harbour and serene Buddhist temples to Instagram-worthy art and vintage neon signs. The busy vibe of the city and its nature will make you fall in love with Hong Kong. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Places to Take Photos in Hong Kong. 🇭🇰

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  1. Explore the vibrant and pedestrian-friendly Central Hong Kong.
  2. Take in the stunning skyline views and try a delicious local cuisine at the Hong Kong City Hall.
  3. Ride across the bay on a true Hong Kong icon, the Star Ferry.
  4. Admire the breathtaking skyline vistas from the Tsim Sha Tsui pier.
  5. Experience street art and ancient temples at Sheung Wan & Hollywood Road.
  6. Encounter the quiet side of Hong Kong at the Chi Lin Nunnery & the Nan Lian Garden.
  7. Feel the vibes of an Asian market at Graham Street and then enjoy a happy hour in SoHo.
  8. Embrace the artsy side of town at West Kowloon Park.
  9. Enjoy wonderful seaside vibes at Tamar Park and the Central Promenade.
  10. Marvel at Chinese architecture and make a wish at Wong Tai Sin temple.

Photo: Chris in Hong Kong for Flytographer. Amy and partner capture memories in Hong Kong with a photoshoot at Graham Street Wet Market & SoHo.

1. Central Hong Kong

Central is the city’s bustling business hub on Hong Kong Island, a lively and walkable area filled with some of the city’s most famous skyscrapers alongside trendy shops, restaurants, and bars. Among the must-sees are the Bank of China building, a glass tower designed by the same architect who created the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, and the HSBC building with its sleek high-tech design, which follows the principles of feng shui. 😯

From Central, go up to Victoria Peak, a lookout spot boasting the best Hong Kong bird’s eye view. Locally known as The Peak, this is one of the best places to take photos in Hong Kong. Taking the Peak Tram is the most fun way to reach the top, and you’ll get impressive views of the cityscape along the way. Although the area can get crowded, the best time to visit is during sunset, so you can admire the scenery both day and night. 🏙️

Photo: Chris in Hong Kong for Flytographer. Emily and partner capture memories in Hong Kong with a couples photoshoot in Central Hong Kong.

2. Hong Kong City Hall

When exploring Central, don’t miss the chance to visit Hong Kong City Hall by the harbourfront. This building offers more than just city service; it serves as a cultural hub with many attractions, such as performance venues, a public library, an exhibition space, and even the famous Maxim’s restaurant, known for the best dim sums in Hong Kong. 🥟😋 After indulging in the local delicacy, step outside to capture some marvellous pics of Hong Kong’s skyline. You’ll get a view of the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade on one side of the harbour and the International Finance Centre (IFC) buildings on the other side. You may recognize the tallest building, as it is the same one from which Batman famously leapt in the movie The Dark Knight. 🦇

Photo: Keith in Hong Kong for Flytographer. Mac and partner capture memories in Hong Kong with a couples photoshoot at Hong Kong City Hall.

3. Star Ferry

Here’s an amazing addition to your Hong Kong bucket list: the famous Star Ferry at Victoria Harbour. This ferry service has been operating for over 120 years, using nine lovely green-and-ivory-coloured boats to cross from Hong Kong Island to Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui (and vice versa). ⛴️ The ship design has remained the same since the 1950s! The ferry ride is an alternative to the MTR (MassTransit Railway) and a beloved mode of transportation among both locals and tourists, offering stunning views of the city’s skyline. Commuting locals tend to take the lower level, while tourists flock to the upper decks to take super Instagrammable pics. 👌

Photo: Chris in Hong Kong for Flytographer. Karen and family capture memories in Hong Kong with a vacation photoshoot at the Star Ferry.

4. Tsim Sha Tsui Pier

When you cross from Hong Kong Island to the Kowloon Peninsula, you’ll arrive at the Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry pier, also known as the Star Ferry pier. This Art Deco–style building boasts a discreet but quintessential Hong Kong charm. Near the pier is the only surviving structure of the original Kowloon train station, a clock tower surrounded by beautiful palm trees—a lovely background for photos. 😉 While in the area, strolling along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is a must. Considered one of the best places to take photos in Hong Kong, the promenade has breathtaking views of Hong Kong Island’s skyline. At night, you can witness “A Symphony of Lights,” a dazzling display of lights and lasers illuminating the skyscrapers across the bay. 

The Avenue of Stars, which pays tribute to Hong Kong’s thriving movie industry, is also nearby, and it’s a popular spot for Instagram pics. ⭐🎞️ Don’t forget to take a picture with the bronze statue of Bruce Lee, a favourite site among visitors. 🥋

Photo: Keith in Hong Kong for Flytographer. Angie and partner capture memories in Hong Kong with a couples photoshoot Tsim Sha Tsui Pier.

5. Sheung Wan & Hollywood Road

Sheung Wan is another exciting place to get lost and soak in the ever-present mashup of old and new Hong Kong. If you’re a fan of street art, keep your eyes peeled for the colourful murals spread throughout the area. 🎨 These are some of the best backdrops for photos in Hong Kong. As you explore further, make a stop at Hollywood Road, where you’ll find Man Mo Temple with its beautiful green roof and red lanterns. 🏮

🔥 Hot tip: If you’re looking for more street art, check out the Artlane just outside the Sai Ying Pun MTR station. This alleyway is filled with amazing murals created by both local and international artists. It’s the perfect spot for a fun photo hunt!

Photo: Keith in Hong Kong for Flytographer. Catherine and family capture memories in Hong Kong with a family photoshoot at Sheung Wan & Hollywood Road.

6. Chi Lin Nunnery & Nan Lian Garden

Fancy an escape from fast-paced city life? Then you must visit Chi Lin Nunnery. This Buddhist complex is a short walk from Diamond Hill MTR station, but you’ll feel that you’re in a whole different world. 🙏 This Tang dynasty–style masterpiece is one of the world’s largest handmade wooden buildings, created without a single nail! Next door is the Nan Lian Garden, a public park with Chinese-style pagodas and bridges. Chi Lin Nunnery & Nan Lian Garden are two of the best spots to capture pictures with the alluring charm of ancient China. 

If you’re up for exploring more of the serene side of Hong Kong, head to New Territories to explore one of the scenic hiking trails that cut through natural greenery. 🌳 Also good for an escape is Sai Wan Swimming Shed. Dating back to the 1950s, this is the only remaining swimming shed in town, and a great place to go for a swim and catch the sunset. 🏊 🌄

Photo: Keith in Hong Kong for Flytographer. City photos of Chi Lin Nunnery & Nan Lian Garden.

7. Graham Street Wet Market & SoHo

One of the oldest markets in Hong Kong, the 160-year-old Graham Street Market is packed with many fresh produce, meat, and seafood stalls. The place is a total feast for the senses and a glorious spot to take some amazing pictures. 👍 After you’ve had your fill of the market, you can head over to the SoHo district, a Hong Kong hotspot teeming with popular bars. The escalator system that connects everything is an attraction on its own and filled with photo opportunities. That’s the perfect place to take a break and enjoy a happy hour. 🍸

Extra tip: For more delightfully busy vibes, head to the Kowloon side of Hong Kong to check out Temple Street, known for its busy night market, and to Mongkok, where you can catch sight of many iconic neon signs.

Photo: Keith in Hong Kong for Flytographer. Lodi and family capture memories in Hong Kong with a family photoshoot at Graham Street Wet Market & SoHo.

8. West Kowloon Park (M+ Museum, Hong Kong Palace Museum)

West Kowloon Park is Hong Kong’s trendy waterfront hotspot. It’s home to the Hong Kong Palace Museum, committed to the study of Chinese culture, and to the M+ Museum, the city’s newest art museum, which considered one of the best in Asia. With artsy events taking place year round, the entire area is filled with cultural activities and Instagrammable surroundings, including a vast park with open green spaces and public sculptures. 😍 Besides being an art and culture heaven, this new spot has become one of the favourite places in town to relax, have a picnic, and watch sunsets with stunning cityscape views. 🧺

Photo: Keith in Hong Kong for Flytographer. Rena and friends capture memories in Hong Kong with a photoshoot near West Kowloon Park.

9. Tamar Park and the Central Promenade

Other two new public areas in Hong Kong that are worth visiting are Tamar Park and the Central Promenade. They feature simple design, spacious green lawns, and beautiful public sculptures, which add charm to an already photogenic spot. These areas also offer unique vantage points to admire the Hong Kong skyline on the Central side, with great angles of the Bank of China, the IFC towers, and the Observation Wheel. 🎡There’s even a delightful floating platform over the sea, which means you’ll also get to enjoy the breezy Victoria Harbour up close.

Photo: Keith in Hong Kong for Flytographer. Connie and family capture memories in Hong Kong with a multigenerational photoshoot.

10. Wong Tai Sin Temple

Wong Tai Sin in the Kowloon area is a traditional Chinese-style temple that features grand red pillars and a stunning golden roof. The temple is known for being a fortune-telling spot with incredible accuracy. Locals also believe that making a wish at the temple has a high chance of coming true. 🤞🍀 At the back of the temple, visitors can find the entrance to the Good Wish Garden, a beautiful Chinese garden with lotus ponds and ornate bridges.

For more Buddhist wonders, a visit to the massive bronze Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, is a must. The impressive statue sits majestically 482 meters above sea level on top of Ngong Ping on Lantau Island, and next to it is the Po Lin Monastery, a splendid place known for its meditative atmosphere. 🧘An easy way to reach the Big Buddha is by cable car from Tung Chung MTR station.

Great Places to Take Photos in Hong Kong

There are endless things to see and do in Hong Kong. Here are a few extra, especially Instagrammable spots that you can’t miss:

  • Choi Hung Estate is a residential building that has become one of Hong Kong’s most famous public housing estates. That’s all thanks to the pastel rainbow paint gracing its exterior and its adjacent basketball court—a true photoshoot gem. 🌈 🏀
  • In Quarry Bay, you’ll find the Monster Building, a cluster of five incredibly dense residential complexes that was featured in the blockbuster Transformers. 🤖
  • In Ngau Tau Kok, at the rooftop of Lok Wah South Estate car park, find the Time Tunnel, a spot with a photogenic blue tunnel formed by a series of concentric circles. 🔵
  • What about escaping to the fishing town of Tai O—a great way to experience traditional culture. You can also head to Yuen Long, an off-the-beaten-path spot, with more beautiful heritage as well as wetlands and wildlife.

Want more ideas on where to take pictures in Hong Kong? Reach out to one of our local photographers and let them guide you through this fascinating city. For more inspiring tips for your photoshoot check our guide on how to look your best in photos. 💅