Hong Kong is situated on the southeast coast of China and is by far the favorite city of almost everyone in the world with more than 20 million visitors each year. Hong Kong is also considered as the world’s richest city, since it has the most billionaires in the world per capita. It has more skyscrapers than any other city including New York! We will show you our favorite instagrammable places in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong has an amazing hiking and walking trails, and a lot of scenic landscapes and parks. There are bunch of botanical gardens to explore, and even day trip adventures at the beach. And the night life in Hong Kong is definitely insane which draws lots of crowd both locals and tourists. There are a lot to discover in Hong Kong and know the reasons why millions of people love to visit this Island!
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How to get to Hong Kong
A lot of tourists come to Hong Kong for it has one of the cheapest air fares especially if you’re from the Asia. There are a lot of airlines that fly to Hong Kong such as Swiss Flights, Air Asia, Singapore Airlines flights and many more. You can book your flight to Hong Kong with Skyscanner.
Best Time to visit Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s wet season is from February to March where it becomes warmer and humidity starts to rise. The best time to visit Hong Kong is from October to early December when the weather is sunny, chill, and just comfortable. The best shopping season is during Christmas sales to Chinese New Year.
Instagrammable Places in Hong Kong
1. The Victoria Peak
The Victoria Peak is Hong Kong’s number one tourist destination, and if it’s your first time visiting the city, the peak should be really on top of the list! Be warned that it can get crowded but rest assured, the view will be stunning and you’ll even get to see the skyscrapers and the beautiful panoramic view of Hong Kong and Kowloon! The facility at the top has a lot to offer from cafes, pizza stalls, restaurants and few shops to buy some gift and souvenirs.
How to get Victoria Peak
There are different ways to reach the top and it is by either taking a walk from MTR Central Station Exit J2 to take the peak tram for $10 (one way) or by bus for $2 from Central Pier 8. You can opt for hiking too, and it’s free.
2. Choi Hung State
Choi Hung State is famous because of the basketball courts, children’s playground, fitness stations, and many more. It will be the best if you’ll witness the sunrise or sunset here. Choi Hung means rainbow in Cantonese language.
How to get to Choi Hung State
The exact location is 2 Tse Wai Ave, Ngau Chi Wan, Hong Kong in Choi Hung State metro station in Hong Kong.
3. Sky Views
The Ritz-Carlton is located in the center of the city. Its hotel lobby is a must-see because you’ll be in awe with a ceiling mural and panoramic Hong Kong view. The rooftop lounge called Ozone which is the highest bar in the world, has a lot to offer from spectacular views of the city, to various kinds of cuisine, awesome cocktails, and even dance parties with famous DJs! If you want to relax, they have massage center, Jacuzzi, indoor pool, spa, and even gym! The hotel offers a wide range of services and facilities to the guests so Ritz Carlton will really give you the best of the best’s experience!
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How to get to Ritz Carlton
You can take a taxi, car, or MRT from Kowloon Station or Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. If you’re taking a taxi, ICC is next to the Western Harbour Tunnel, it is quick but most expensive which will cost you $7 USD. The Ritz Carlton’s reception is on the 103rd floor of the International Commerce Centre in the West Kowloon District.
4. Big Buddha
The Hong Kong’s Big Buddha built in 1993, is hidden away by lush mountains, became a famous destination. Located in Lantau Island, it is one of the biggest seated Buddha statues in the world. The Big Buddha is made of bronze and its staircase will lead you atop the hill. There are 260 steps and there are areas in between where you can stop for a rest, capture moments, and just cherish the views. Once you are finally at the top and have a close look, Tian Tan, the Buddha, is seating on a wreath of lotus leaves which has special significance in Buddhism, and is a symbol of Purity.
How to get to the Big Buddha
Take the MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B, and getting there is half fun when you take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car for 25-30 minutes since it will offer you beautiful scenic views from Tung Chung to the Ngong Ping Village.
5. Temple Street Market
Temple Street Night Market is the largest and most festive in Hong Kong, a famous street bazaar. This market is located in Kowloon’s Jordan district, famous for selling men’s clothing and accessories. The night market opens at 2pm and it is made up of hundred stalls, colorful lights, which make it the liveliest night market in town. The stores offer tea ware, watches, different kinds of clothing, electronics, shoes, phones, and many more. There are also second-hand goods and antiques. This night market is definitely the place to bargain!
How to get toTemple Street Market
The easiest way is to take the Tsim Shau Tsui MTR, take the Kwun Tong line northwards about Kwun Tong, then leave the train system at Jordan Station and once you go out of the Exit A, you will need to walk along the Jordan road and the entrance to Temple Street is with a large red Chinese gateway.
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More Instagrammable places in Hong Kong
6. Victoria Harbour
Victoria Harbour is one of the top instagrammable places in Hong Kong where you can enjoy astonishing views of Hong Kong’s skyline. It is both beautiful in either day and night. In the morning you’ll get to see fishermen, boats and people wandering around. And it is also wonderful at night with the city all lit up, nightly light and entertainment shows. You can even just stand for a good while just taking in the landscape of Hong Kong Island. You could take the Star ferry that’s cheap in price to view the harbour. The view on the harbour and the skyline will absolutely look like a real painting and you should take some amazing time lapses of the ferry and boats passing by!
How to get to Victoria Harbour
Take the MTR to Central Station and follow the signs to Exit J2, this will be the most convenient and cheapest way. Or you can take the Peak Tram and walk to Central pier if you want to wander around.
7. Nan Lian Garden
Nan Lian Garden is located in the Diamond Hill, and is over 3.5 hectare in area. It is a lovely garden where you can enjoy strolling around. As you wander around, you will see spectacular rock displays, bunch of trees and plants, pond with many large goldfish, and a lovely pagoda. It is very relaxing amongst the bustling of Hong Kong. In one of the pavilions, there is usually an exhibition of Chinese art and crafts that you can also enjoy. This garden is truly a gem that’s perfectly maintained! Just relax in Nan Lian Garden and take a slow walk through the ravishing garden. And- admission is free!
How to get to Nan Lian Garden
You can take the MTR going to Diamond Hill MTR station. And take the Exit C2 and follow the signs. It will be a 5-minute walk to get to the entrance of Nan Lian Garden.
8. Monster Building (Yik Cheong Building)
Yik Cheong Building known as Monster Building is located in Quarry Bay in the Eastern District of Hong Kong Island. It is consists of five connecting buildings which form an E-shaped architecture complex. It offers a glimpse of the local lives, culture, and a unique city’s neon night light. It has been a tourist spot especially amongst the curious travelers and photography enthusiasts. If you want to capture the best angles, walk towards the very back of the compound so you could capture the whole angle and beautiful sight of the packed building!
How to get to Yik Cheong Building
Best way is to get the MTR and take exit A at Quarry Bay MTR Station and walk about 5-10 minutes along the King’s Road toward Tai Koo. You’ll know you’re in Monster Building once you see a bakery and a meat shop at the entrance!
9. Clock Tower in Hong Kong
The Clock Tower is located in southern shore of Tsim Sha Tsui, just right next to Victoria Harbour. It is an interesting old piece of history constructed in 1915 which reminds the colonial history of Hong Kong. It is a mesmerizing open area by the harbour. There are small shops along the bay and a mall just a few blocks down. If you get lucky, you will see few street performers and there are night light show. Be ready to get amazed by its modern architecture. Clock Tower is definitely one of the icons of Hong Kong!
How to get to the Clock Tower
Easiest way is to get the MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station and take Exit E. Walk about Salisbury Road and take the subway located next to the YMCA to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. And just take few walks toward the waterfront.
10. The Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade on the Kowloon Peninsula
The Tsim Sha Tsui means “sharp sand spit” in Cantonese and it is an urban area in Southern area of Kowloon, Hong Kong. Tsim Sha Tsui will offer you clear views of Hong Kong Island’s spectacular skyline. In the day, you can witness the boats pass by through Victoria Harbour. You can also get into a cheap ferry ride for about 30 cents USD which crosses the harbour. It will also be the best in the evening if you’ll walk along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, for there is a show for 20 minutes from 8pm onwards which is called “Symphony of the Stars”, where you can expect brilliant lights onto the Hong Kong’s skyline. Visiting their bars and restaurants is a must too, disregarding the time of your visit, it will be awesome
How to get there The Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
You can easily get to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade via MTR’s East Tsim Sha Tsui Station and taking the Exit E. Walk towards the Salisbury Road and take a subway going to Hong Kong Cultural Centre, then walk to the Star Ferry Pier or take a Star Ferry for some few adventures.
Need Accommodation in Hong Kong?
If you’re looking for a cheap place to crash, there are dorm rooms in Hong Kong that only go for $25 or less. Another inexpensive lodging option is AirBnB, where you can get rooms for $40-50. Click here to get a $30 USD discount on your first booking when you sign up on AirBnB! Those who want to treat themselves can always book luxury hotel rooms starting at around €200 per night.
HIMALAYA GUEST HOUSE
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Located in Hong Kong and only 100 m from iSquare and 300 m from Harbour City, Himalaya Guest House is a cheap but simple accommodation. Each room has an air conditioned unit and a flat-screen TV. Feeling groggy, there is also a coffee machine and kettle in every room. A budget double room costs about $50 USD per night
Himalaya Guest House is located at Flat B8, 7/F, Block B, ChunkingMansion, 40 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Click here to check their availability and book your stay!
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Located near MTR Causeway Bay Station, Comfort Hostel has rooms that are fitted with air condition unit and private bathroom. Most importantly, it is also has an excellent location as it is very near to the so called” fashion walk” or the stores like Nike, Hermès, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Louis Vuitton. A double room costs only about $40 USD per night.
Comfort Hostel is located at Unit A1, 9/F, Block A, Paterson Building, 47 Paterson Street(3/F for check in & pick-up keys), Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Click here to check their availability and book your stay!
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Featuring a beautiful sight of the city, Kactus Hotel is a 3-star hotel that has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom, a kettle,a wardrobe, and a TV. Kactus Hotel has a great location as it is near Sham Shui Po District for shopping. A night in their Deluxe Double Room costs about $70 USD.
Kactus Hotel is located at 164 Hai Tan Street, Sham Shui Po District, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Click here to check their availability and book your stay!
REGAL ORIENTAL HOTEL
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Boasting with having views of Kowloon East and Victoria Harbour, Oriental House is a 4 star accommodation that features 5 dining choices and a 24 hour room service. Rooms are modern styled and spacious enough for its guests. Each room has air-conditioning unit, a flat-screen TV, a personal safe, a private bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer. There are also facilities like fitness center which has weights, treadmills and cardio machines. They also cater a business centre and full banquet areas. A night in their Superior Queen or Twin Room costs about $70 USD.
Regal Oriental Hotel is located at 30-38 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City District, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Click here to check their availability and book your stay!
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