Are you looking for the best photo spots in Hong Kong? I’ve been to Hong Kong several times during my travels and I love taking photos while strolling around the streets.
It’s such a lively city with both skyscrapers, nature, culture and incredible architecture.
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Yick Fat Building (Montane Mansion)
One of the most famous and coolest photo spots in Hong Kong is the Yick Fat Building, also known as Montane Mansion. Montane Mansion is the name of the block of five packed residential buildings in Quarry Bay.
This place was built back in the 60s and is a great example of the tight urban architecture of Hong Kong. The Yick Fat Building is the most famous spot for photos in Hong Kong among photographers, and the best pictures are captured from below.
Choi Hung Estate
Another popular place among the top photo spots in Hong Kong is the Choi Hung Estate. This place is located in Wong Tai Sin and is definitely an Instagram-worthy spot. You’ll recognize the spot by its rainbow facade and colorful basketball court.
A fun fact is that Choi Hung means rainbow in Chinese.
A classic spot for photos is, of course, Victoria Peak. But have you ever heard about Kowloon Peak? This is by far the coolest peak in the city to snap photos.
Just be careful when you take photos here since it can be a bit dangerous if you’re not careful.
Tai Om Shan
The highest point of the city is also known as Tai Mo Shan, a place that’s perfect for both sunrises and sunsets. During spring after some heavy spring rain, clouds form around the mountains and create a magical view over Hong Kong. This is one of the best times to visit the mountain since the photos are going to look incredible.
Note that this place isn’t for anyone since you have to hike at least 30 minutes to get to the top.
Chun Yeung Street, North Point
If you want to photograph the famous trams of Hong Kong, then I’ve got a great location to share with you. Chun Yeung Street is a narrow street at North Point where the trams pass through. It’s really cool to see when the big trams run up the street, passing by market stalls and the locals that are walking back and forth across the tramway.
It’s definitely something you have to see while you’re in Hong Kong, whether you want to take photos or not.
Chi Lin Nunnery
If you want to find a spot that captures the essence of Hong Kong, then you have to visit Chi Lin Nunnery in Kowloon. Here you have Chinese gardens, a big golden pagoda, and a lotus pond. One of the coolest things about this place is that you can see the high skyscrapers in the background of the garden, which makes a really cool contrast between the modern and cultural.
This picture below is from above, probably with a drone, but you get the coolest angle in the park where you can see the reflections of the pagoda/bridge against the lush nature and skyscrapers.
Victoria Harbour – One of the most iconic photo spots in Hong Kong
One iconic spot for photos in Hong Kong is Victoria Harbour. The view of Victoria Harbour from Tsim She Tsui Promenade is gorgeous. It’s the perfect photo spot in Hong Kong to snap some photos, and if you’re lucky you’ll get the perfect shot of the red masted Aqua Luna junk.
Mong Kok is an iconic district in Hong Kong. It’s in this area you’ll find several popular markets and streets full of neon signs. Nathan Road is a famous street in the city that runs from Mong Kok to Jordan.
If you’re into street photos, then you’re going to love this Hong Kong Photo Spot.
Tian Tan Buddha
Another cool photo spot in Hong Kong is the Tian Tan Buddha. It’s 34 meters high and you have to climb 268 steps to reach the bronze statue.
The Tian Tan Buddha can be photographed in many different angles, so make sure to take your time!
One of the coolest markets, from above, is the Temple Street market. A lively market with delicious street food and good shopping.
If you want to take that iconic photo from above of the street market, then you have to head up to the top floor of the Yau Ma Tea Parking Lot.