An Instagrammable Holiday
Some of the coolest and instagram-worthy locations in Hong Kong
From breathtaking night views from a rooftop bar at Causeway Bay to hipster local diners at Sham Shui Po and unique Hong Kong landscapes on the Southside. This summer, Hong
Kong Tourism Board narrows down to 20 irresistibly beautiful and instagrammable locations to rediscover the beauty of Hong Kong and post pictures which will keep your followers in awe.
Bustling Causeway Bay is the perfect consumer-friendly district for an epic shopping spree. And when you need a break? There is a diverse range of restaurants, bars and entertainment venues to kick back and relax at. Between major shopping centres like Times Square and Hysan Place, and upscale fashion streets like Festival Walk, take your pick from quirky boutiques, celebrity-run restaurants like Jamie Oliver’s, and rooftop bars with spectacular harbour views like Seafood Room and SKYE.
Feeling peckish while touring Hong Kong’s many attractions? Keep a lookout for the food trucks! There are 14 of them on rotation, cooking up everything from local street foods to international classics. Find them at visitor hotspots including Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai, the Central Harbourfront Event Space, Ocean Park, Salisbury Garden, Art Square, the Energizing Kowloon East Venue 1, Wong Tai Sin Square, and Hong Kong Disneyland.
From the bustling activity of the wholesale fruit market in the wee hours of the morning and the buzz of trendy shopping centres like Langham Place during the day, to the
nonstop grind of night-time pubs, Mong Kok is vibrant 24 hours a day. Be surprised to find tranquil alleyways and cosy cafes that contrast dramatically with the district’s otherwise hectic pace.
Old Town Central
From colonial buildings that reflect the city’s heritage; to eclectic lifestyle shops like WOAW; and cool bars and international restaurants including Sevva and Amber; Central is a fascinating medley of East and West, traditions and innovation — just like the city itself. The contrast is also apparent in the presence of newly-painted murals on the walls of old-school buildings around the area.
Tsim Sha Tsui
From world-renowned harbour view vantage points at the Star Ferry Pier, to vast shopping complexes, Tsim Sha Tsui has an exciting mix of attractions for locals and visitors alike. In this busy and popular district, you will also be able to find creative shops on smaller streets like Granville Road, as well as charming restaurants and bars that are hidden from the bustling thoroughfares.
Located on the west side of Hong Kong Island, Sai Wan is one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods. Since the opening of the West Island MTR stations, which connects the area to Central, Sai Wan has transformed into an up-and-coming hipster hangout. Apart from new craft beer bars like Little Creature and chic restaurants such as Mama Malouf, you will also find many reminders of a classic and traditional Hong Kong.
Sham Shui Po
One of the earliest developed areas in Hong Kong, Sham Shui Po is seeing an increasing number of creative youngsters injecting new life into this old neighbourhood. The result: an intriguing district where graffiti art, textile stalls, modern cafés and art spaces thrive alongside traditional eateries and shops.
Wan Chai is characterised by the juxtaposition of the old and new. Stroll along both sides of the tramway and you will find historical East-meets-West architecture, local grocersturned-specialty stores, and even a bar that was formerly a 19th century pawn shop. The fusion of the traditional with the modern has given this old neighbourhood a new charm. Wan Chai is also known to be a vibrant hub for restaurants and bars. Find trendy tapas bars on Ship Street and cosy Italian bistros tucked away in St. Francis Yard, to glamorous steakhouses at the top of commercial buildings on Johnston Road.
Spend a day exploring the natural beauty and charming villages of Yuen Long District. Here you will see Ping Shan, a walled village dotted with historical buildings. Nearby is Tin Shui Wai, a modern satellite town that is also home to an ecologically rich habitat for migratory birds. At dusk, head over to Lau Fau Shan for a beautiful sunset scenery and fresh seafood.
Pedestrian Subway Tunnel
Zaha Hadid’s Innovation Tower
Forbes Street Wall Trees