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10 Photographs That Show Off Hong Kong's Natural Beauty

Picture of Sally Gao
Updated: 12 June 2017
Every year, visitors to Hong Kong flock to the harbor and Victoria Peak to snap photos of the city’s iconic skyline. However, Hong Kong isn’t just about skyscrapers. The region’s lofty mountains and gorgeous shorelines offer numerous scenes of breathtaking natural beauty. Here, we’ve rounded up ten photographs that perfectly capture Hong Kong’s scenic surroundings.

Cargo Pier, Kennedy Town

Also known as Instagram Pier, this gorgeous waterfront space used to be a cargo holding area. Nowadays, photographers flock here to capture its breathtaking sunset views.

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© james j8246/Flickr

Tin Ha Shan, Clear Water Bay

A ray of sunlight breaks through the clouds over the Clear Water Bay peninsula in the southeastern New Territories, home to the Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club.

©Eddie Yip/Flickr

© Eddie Yip/Flickr

Gim Chu Wan, Sai Kung

A starry night sky illuminates the rocky beach of Gim Chu Wan. This small inlet on High Island faces out toward the Pacific Ocean.

©Eddie Yip/Flickr

© Eddie Yip/Flickr

Lantau Peak, Lantau

The view from the summit of Lantau Peak. At 3,000 feet above sea level, Lantau Peak is the second-highest peak in Hong Kong.


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Jubilee Reservoir, Shing Mun

Surrounded by lush forests, this sleepy reservoir in the New Territories is nestled in the valley between Tai Mo Shan and Needle Hill.

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© Alan Wat/Flickr

Mai Po Marshes, Yuen Long

The wetlands of Mai Po serve as a sanctuary for thousands of migratory birds every year, including many endangered species. This shot captures a flock of spoon-billed sandpipers in flight.

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© Dominic Sherony/Flickr

Castle Peak, Western New Territories

A view of the dazzling sunset from Castle Peak, located in the western New Territories.

©Eddie Yip/Flickr

© Eddie Yip/Flickr

Deep Water Bay Beach, Deep Water Bay

An aerial shot of the Hong Kong Golf Club, bordered by the sandy beach and turquoise waters of Deep Water Bay.

©Mark Lehmkuhler/Flickr

© Mark Lehmkuhler/Flickr

Sunset Peak, Lantau

The romantically beautiful Sunset Peak is the third-highest peak in Hong Kong, and a popular hiking spot among locals and tourists alike.

©攝影 札記/Flickr

© 攝影 札記/Flickr

High Island Reservoir, Sai Kung

One of the many beautiful and secluded beaches along the High Island Reservoir, which is the starting point of the Maclehose Trail. The 100-kilometer trail spans many of Hong Kong’s most scenic country parks, and was named one of twenty ‘Dream Trails’ by National Geographic.

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© Freddie Ablazed/Flickr