Updated: May 11, 2019
As a photographer, Hong Kong has so much to offer from street photography, unique architecture, the great outdoor landscapes and the sweeping harbour vistas. Some of the best vantage points are unknown to visitors to this great city, here is a list of some of the best spots to shoot a variety of different aspects.
A city of 7 million residents and 53 million visitors a year, Hong Kong is a vibrant and bustling city that never ceases to bombard the senses. I’ve visited Hong Kong more times than any other international city and the changes occur so rapidly that whole neighbourhoods can take on new personalities.
A lot of the spots are accessible by the MTR system which can be found here.
Braemar Hill, North Point.
A sweeping panoramic view from the eastern side of Hong Kong Island. Perfect for sunset, this vantage point is unknown to the majority of residents and visitors to Hong Kong, but in my opinion a better view than the Peak. The view point is a small area , so prime position amongst photographers with tripods can be a challenge. Be prepared and get there early to find the ideal spot.
Catch a bus or taxi up to Braemar Hill. Take the stairs to the left of St Joan of Arc Secondary School and start heading up. At the first intersection take the right branch towards Jardines Lookout. Follow the path to the second intersection and take the right branch again. About 10 metres from here you will come to 3 trail options, look for the ribbons that scale up the middle path and head up. https://goo.gl/maps/1QcCBY4D2W62