Western District Public Cargo Pier (aka Instagram Pier)
This cargo depot in Sai Wan is a hotspot for Instagram check-ins – hence the name Instagram Pier. It’s known for its gorgeous sunset views and for its ‘Mirror of the Sky’ quality after a rainfall, when a thick layer of water creates a perfect reflection of the heavens.
Montane Mansion is a block of five densely-packed residential buildings in Quarry Bay. Built back in the 60s, this exemplifies Hong Kong’s tight urban architecture. Captured from below, the constrictive architecture is somehow uniquely alluring.
Sai Wan Swimming Shed
This picturesque wooden pier was constructed in the 60s for nearby residents who swam into the channel, and is now popular with photographers, especially at dusk. The pier feels blissfully remote but it’s actually only 15 minutes away from Kennedy MTR station, just below Victoria Road.
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
For gorgeous and unobstructed views of Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong Island, you can’t go wrong with this popular waterfront. This is a perfect place to catch that iconic snap of the Starry Ferry or the red-masted Aqua Luna junk.
Central Pier No. 9/No. 10
If you’re taking Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferry from Central, you might as well drop by Piers 9 and 10. These public piers are docking points for private junks, which means they’re much less frequently used than the ferry-servicing piers and a great artistic hotspot.
Choi Hung Estate
This public housing estate located in Wong Tai Sin is distinctive for its Instagram-worthy facade of rainbow panels – which is fitting, considering that ‘Choi Hung’ means ‘rainbow.’
Last but not least, the observation deck at the The Peak offers a panorama of the city from its highest vantage point. If you want to get that iconic snap of densely-packed skyscrapers foregrounding Victoria Harbor, this is the place to do it.