The best photo-ops.
While traveling to a new city, most of us are looking for the best of what the city has to offer, cultural wise and photo-op wise. We talked to Andre Cheung, lifestyle blogger based in Hong Kong, in order to get the inside scoop on the must-go places that truly capture the heart of Hong Kong. These places will be sure to give you that instagram-worthy photo people won’t stop asking you about.
It is without doubt that the Victoria Harbour is the most iconic scenery in Hong Kong. At Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, you will find a good place to capture the best moment of the waterfront, both during the day and at night time. There are also ferries and cargo ships as well as graffiti walls for you to take Instagrammable photos.
After opening in 2011, the City U’s Creative Media Centre became a popular photo spot for architecture and minimal stylists. It has cutting-edge, 3-D design contrast with the simple white-grey colour. Check their opening hour and come during the school day off!
My favourite cafe in Kennedy Town. Its black and white tiles make it the perfect background for product and styled shots. Not only does it serve the best Australian coffee in Hong Kong, but it also serves handcrafted beer, pastries, and a green tea egg tart made from a local bakery. Make sure you come during the day when sunlights strikes right down at the cafe corner 🙂
This photo was captured at Choi Hung Estate. The prominent backdrop and rainbow-coloured public housing estates was awarded silver by the Hong Kong Association of Architects in 1965, and later became one of the most famous hotspots for many photographers. I would suggest to come on weekdays to avoid the crowds. Also, do not disturb the residents and avoid the kids who play around the basketball courts.
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