An In­sta­grammable Hol­i­day

Some of the coolest and in­sta­gram-wor­thy lo­ca­tions in Hong Kong

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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.

Cause­way Bay

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.

Food Trucks

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.

Mongkok

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.

Sai Wan

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

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.

Yuen Long

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.

Cause­way Bay

Princess Kitchen

Flower Stairs

Leaf Dessert

Pedes­trian Sub­way Tun­nel

Zaha Ha­did’s In­no­va­tion Tower

Forbes Street Wall Trees

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