Located in southeastern China, Hong Kong is an autonomous territory which was formerly under British rule. Today, it provides plenty of great photo opportunities. Its city centre is a vibrant urban area with an iconic skyline. Hong Kong offers plenty to explore. Head to The Peak, the highest point in the city from which you can look out over the harbour and the skyscrapers. Explore Temple Street Night Market to catch locals selling a variety of items and food. History lovers can check out many of the city’s temples, such as Wong Tai Sin, the biggest temple in Hong Kong. We’ve created a list of the most Instagrammable tours in Hong Kong, so charge up your phone and keep reading to explore the options.
This half day walking tour will take you through the Mangkok district of Hong Kong. You’ll visit a few different markets, and have the chance to interact with vendors and pick up some souvenirs to bring back home with you. Mangkok is the most densely populated area in the world, so there will be plenty of opportunities to photograph the life and buzz of the area.
The tour will start off at the Wet Market, a meat and vegetable market. Then, head to Fa Yuen Street Market, a market known for its clothing, jewellery, and accessories. You’ll also visit Flower, Jade, and Goldfish Markets. Finally, you’ll stop by Tin Hau Temple, one of the oldest temples in Hong Kong. From local vendors to food to selfies by the temple, there’s plenty to post to Instagram on this tour!
Hong Kong Discovery Walking Tour: Visit the markets and live like a local
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
This tour is a must-do for those who like art. This hour-long tour will take you through the Soho neighbourhood and show you hidden graffiti and street art. You’ll receive headsets so you can clearly hear your guide.
Your guide will share information about the artworks and area, so you’ll come away from the tour with some background info. The vibrant street art and colourful graffiti will provide plenty of opportunity for photography, so you’ll have no shortage of context to put on Instagram!
Central Street Art Walking Tour
Duration: 1 hour
This next tour is perfect for those who want to get out of the city centre for a bit and enjoy nature. This half day tour will take you to Dragon’s Back trail, which is thought to be one of Asia’s best urban hikes. The trail winds along mountains and goes through forests, and then down to the white sands of Tai Long Wan.
Your guide will share information about various sights along the way and will help you to understand Hong Kong’s history and culture. You’ll have time in the end to enjoy the beach, where you can relax on the sands or go for a swim. The trail provides beautiful views over the city and the South China Sea. You’ll have no shortage of beautiful shots to upload to Instagram — the hard part will be narrowing your selection down!
The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour
Duration: 5 hours
This next option will allow you to view Hong Kong from the water. This 45-minute boat tour offers both a sunset option or a nighttime option, so you can decide whether you want to see Hong Kong as the sun goes down or illuminated by city lights at night. A complimentary cocktail is offered on board, so you can relax as you watch the city from afar.
You’ll have views of Victoria Harbour and the city skyline from the boat. Reviewers rave about the experience, boasting about the excellent photographs they were able to take. If you’re looking for a unique way to photograph Hong Kong, this is certainly it!
Aqua Luna: Evening Cruise at Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
Duration: 45 minutes
This walking tour will allow you to explore both old and new Hong Kong. Your guide will share how traditional Hong Kong culture is woven into the contemporary way of life. You’ll learn more about the culture, history, and traditions of this part of the world over the course of four hours.
You’ll visit a wide range of attractions on this tour. You’ll visit markets, harking back to this city’s days as a fishing village. You’ll walk through the commercial and business districts of the city, learning about how Hong Kong has become a financial powerhouse. A newer addition to the tour is PMQ, a former police dormitory turned into a designer hub, where you’ll learn about the creative industry in Hong Kong. This tour will be the perfect way to photograph both the new and old in this city. You’ll have plenty to post on Instagram!
Private Half-Day Walking Tour in Hong Kong
Duration: 3 hours
Let’s finish our list off with a coach tour of Lantau Island. This day-long tour will take you to the various attraction on the island, and you’ll travel from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus.
You’ll start the tour with a ride on the famous Ngong Ping Cable Car, a journey which offers stunning views over the South China Sea. You can then visit the Giant Buddha statue, which has three museum floors beneath it. You’re sure to have worked up an appetite by this point, so enjoy lunch at Po Lin Monastery, which is well known for its vegetarian cuisine in Hong Kong. You’ll then visit the Tai O fishing village, where houses sit on wooden stilts. This tour certainly offers a great variety of attractions to photograph, so you’ll have no shortage of content to upload to Instagram.
Lantau Island and Big Buddha Tour from Hong Kong Island
Duration: 8 hours
Let’s start our list off with a tour that will teach you a vintage form of photography. On this 2.5-hour walking tour of Hong Kong’s city centre, a local photographer will show you how to use a Polaroid camera.
You’ll walk through the city centre, exploring the harbour, skyscrapers, and street art. Your guide will help you find the best photo opportunities and will review your Polaroid photos with you at the end of the tour. It’s an excellent way to explore the city and learn from a professional photographer how to compose great photos of Hong Kong. Plus, your prints will be an excellent souvenir to take home with you!
Polaroid Photo Workshop Hong Kong
Duration: 150 minutes
With this tour, you can book your own personal travel photographer. You’ll work with the photographer to select the locations you want to be photographed in based on your interests. You’ll have contemporary, candid photographs, so you won’t have to worry about stiff, posed shots.
Your photographer will also be a great city guide, and they’ll share information about Hong Kong and its landmarks along the way. Within five working days, you’ll receive a link to an online gallery with your photographs. It’s an excellent way to remember your trip, and you’ll have professional photographs which you can post to your Instagram feed.
Hong Kong: Personal Travel + Vacation Photographer
Duration: 30 minutes - 3 hours
Coming in at number five is a bike tour that brings you throughout the city. This intimate bike tour, with no more than three other travellers, will take you to a variety of landmarks, sharing the history and culture of the island.
Your first stop of the day will be Hollywood Road Park, the spot where British forces initially landed in the 1800s. Then you’ll make your way toward Man Mo Temple where you’ll be invited to light incense and share in a spiritual moment. You’ll then head to Sai Wan Pier, which is also called Instagram Pier, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the harbour and learn about Hong Kong’s trading history. From parks to temples to photogenic piers, there will be plenty to photograph and add to your Instagram feed!
Small-Group City Heritage Bike Tour in Hong Kong
Duration: 3 hours
Here we have another tour which will have you exploring nature. This half day tour will have you hiking through Kam Shan Country Park. A tour guide will take you past various attractions along the way, sharing information about Hong Kong’s history.
You’ll pass some of the park’s inhabitants: Rhesus Macaques. You’re bound to get some excellent photographs of these primates. You’ll walk past The Gin Drinkers Line, British military defences which include bunkers and machine-gun posts. You’ll then go along the Wilson Trail, offering beautiful views of the sea. From flora and fauna to military history, there’s plenty to photograph and share to Instagram on this tour.
Half-Day Hiking Tour at Kam Shan Country Park in Hong Kong
Duration: 4 hours
Bustling Hong Kong
With its mixture of old and new, Hong Kong certainly offers plenty of attractions to photograph. Whether you want a selfie in front of a modern skyscraper or you’d rather photograph life at a local market, there’s plenty to catch your eye. Book your favourite tour today, and make sure you charge your phone up before you explore Hong Kong!
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