Hong Kong is home for intensely structured sky scrapers and sweeping harbor views. It is also a place where you can truly witness the “east meets west” culture.
As travelers, we believe there is no doubt that the coolest thing about travelling is not shopping, but the memories from our experiences. And is there anything better than remembering a trip looking at the pictures we took? We love photography and Hong Kong is the ideal city for those who enjoy taking good shots! As the city always has new things and as we are always discovering new spots – here we are with part1 of best spots for taking pictures in Hong Kong.
Opened recently right at the heart of Victoria Dockside and the Avenue of Stars, K11 Musea is the brainchild of entrepreneur and visionary Adrian Cheng. This one-of-a-kind space truly celebrates art and culture as it marries modern retail with cutting-edge design. Every nuke and cranny of this mall is sure to give you the vibes. Keep your phones and cameras handy while you are waiting for the infamous lifts and when you visit the toilet for a bio-break (no kidding!) We love the choicest selection of brands and how it is easily one of the best places to hangout in the city. The best thing about this place is that you can take amazing pictures from inside and from outside!
Special Mention: The brilliance in design of the mall itself and the thoughtful showcase of urban biodiversity from the Nature Discovery Park!
Rooftops are good spots for pictures, but this rooftop gives you views for days! The Peak tower offers an amazing, breathtaking and privileged view to Hong Kong! It features an open roof and a smashing 360-degree view of the city and Victoria Harbor. You can witness what east meets west truly means once you get here! Plan a visit in the evening so you can get pictures of sweeping skyscrapers by day and fabulous lights by the night.
Special Mention: Visit the Peak Galleria right across the peak tower that features a free observation deck and for some amazing pictures!
This Centre for Heritage and Arts that piques the interest of every HongKonger and tourist alike. The place is aimed at cultivating knowledge of contemporary art, performance art and the rich history and heritage amongst the communities. “Tai Kwun” in Chinese means “big station”. There are several places to indulge in a photo-op in Tai Kwun’s unique landscape. Visitors can choose between the prison building with metal railings that make up a great background or Herzog and De Meuron’s masterpiece in Hong Kong. Be sure to click pictures and experience the energetic vibes across Tai Kwun during the day and the night.
Special Mention: The spiral staircase!
One of the most charming neighborhoods in the city, where you will find charming buildings and staircases. Walking down Hollywood road, Peel Street and its surroundings will get you happy sighs and give you great memories. Right next to the hustle bustle of Central lies this perfect antidote which is a living relic with its vivid mix of East and West. From elegant cafes to art galleries, hidden bars to antiques to all kinds of unusually exhilarating combination of shops are nestled down here. The oldest standing Western Market shows the cultural disposition that Sheung Wan is. Don’t forget the quintessential Man Mo temple and Upper Lascar Row!
Oh! and Halfway Coffee deserves a special mention!!
Xiqu Centre – West Kowloon Cultural District
The twisted aluminium ribs make for an interesting structure for Hong Kong’s new home for traditional Chinese Opera. It is an eight story musical complex decked across the West Kowloon Cultural District. A huge woven aluminum panels around the opera house gently pulls back in the corners to form the majestic entrances. The interiors are noteworthy with a circular, bold white, graduating atrium. Hundreds of narrow fissures and gentle pleats line the lobby’s ceiling and walls. This design of graduated circulation paths promotes an open space for people to walk around and take pictures.
Special Mention: This place has a beautiful outdoor area, overlooking the Victoria harbor.