Hong Kong is an Instagrammer's dream, it's the perfect mix of old and new. There's the beautiful modern skyline and the stunning surrounding countryside with so many edge of the world style cliff edges.
Here's our guide to some of the best photography spots in one of our favourite cities in Asia.
Instragrammable Spots in Hong Kong
1. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
It's fair to say that most of the hotel offers perfect photo opportunities but if we had to pick one spot you can't go past the infinity pool.
On the 118th floor it's the highest infinity pool, in the highest hotel in the world. Go at sunset for that perfect golden light shot.
You do have to stay at the hotel to access the pool, but with views like this it might be time to treat yourself!
2. Star Ferry Pier
This is another great sunset spot. We had such perfect cloudless skies that we didn't see any wild sunrises or sunsets but we did get glorious golden light every evening.
The traditional red junk boats make a great shot and there are plenty of places you can skip the barriers and take in the scene too.
3. Dragon's Back Trail
This beautiful and easy (at least by Hong Kong standards) walking trail has photo ops around every corner.
We were hiking in the middle of the day which wasn't the best light but if you could go early morning it would look even better.
4. Montaine Mansions
Brought to fame by the filming of Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, this spot is a must for any instagrammer.
The densely packed buildings are on three sides which gives great perspective to this inner city housing area.
5 Lion Rock Peak
Another trail that's full of opportunity for a classic edge of the world shot.
Our favourites were right at the very top where you get panoramic views of the city below and plenty of crags to stand and admire from.
Don't go on a weekend unless you want to queue for your shots!
6 Lantau Peak
As the second highest peak in Hong Kong this trail is definitely harder work than the other ones mentioned here, totally worth it though.
Parts of the track reminded us of New Zealand and it even has its own Roy Peak style photo op.
If you can get to the peak for sunrise we salute you, please show us your shots as we would have loved to have done this but didn't get up in time!
We've detailed the hike up there if you fancy taking on the challenge yourself!
7. Tian Tan Buddha
If you finish the Lantau peak trail this is where you will end up or alternatively take the cable car up. A lovely spot at sunset for softer light.
The cable car doesn't open until 9am so unless you hike up you won't have the chance to shoot at sunrise so sunset would definitely be our recommendation.
8. Sai Wan Swimming Shed
Now this is a really popular local photography spot so if you go at sunset expect to queue for a quick slot even on a week day.
It's nicknamed Instagram pier for a reason! Still it's an atmospheric place to wait and the view is pretty hard to beat.
9. Victoria Peak
We think you could come here at any time of day and be blown away by the view but we've heard it's especially good at sunset or night time.
We hiked up so were there in the middle of the day but it still blew us away. It really is an incredible skyline.
Where to stay in Hong Kong
Our Pick - The Ritz Carlton
Possibly, the greatest hotel we've ever stayed in, the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong is an incredible hotel. The hospitality is unparalleled, the rooms are equisite and the views all round are out of this world. It's the kind of hotel where you have to summon the will to leave each day!
Mid (ish) Range - Hyatt Sha Tin
If you're happy to be a little way out of the centre of Hong Kong, then the Hyatt in Sha Tin is a great option. The rooms here are huge, nicely furnished and really relaxing. It's a nice and quiet area as well. However, you're about a 20 minute taxi ride or hour long train journey from Hong Kong island.
Our Camera Gear
Our brand of choice for camera gear has been Canon for many years and we love their L-Series lenses. Whilst they are heavier than some other brands, the image results are worth the additional weight. Weâ€™ve also used a few drones in our time (check out our guide to which drone to buy here) but currently own a DJI Mavic Pro.
Here’s the camera gear we use the most:
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