It’s no secret that one of the reasons why people like going to vacations is because they want to create unforgettable memories. Nowadays, an easy way to immortalize a wonderful vacation and save the memories for posterity is through photographs. For Filipinos visiting Hong Kong, there are six great destinations with amazing sights that offer Instagrammable and selfie-worthy photos without any need for filters. Yup, they’re that marvelously picturesque, so here goes:
Ani-Com Park@Harbour “FUN”
This newly opened park located in Wan Chai celebrates Hong Kong’s booming animation and comic culture. Visitors will have the time of their lives snapping away with 30 life-sized sculptures of original local ani-com characters that portray unique ways of Hong Kong living. Then explore the rest of the district which offers a perfect blend of new and old streetscapes, as well as Eastern and Western cultures.
Walking down the streets of Hong Kong is already a treat because of the graffiti-style art covering alleys and walls. Stroll down SoHo where you can feast your eyes (and your camera) on some of the most interesting street art you can find.
Shing Mun Reservoir
According to Skyscanner.com, this is a paradise for photography junkies. Just a few minutes away from a busy area in Kowloon is the deep-forested valley of Shing Mun Reservoir, a very popular place for leisurely walks. The tee-lined walkways and gurgling streams make for that perfect backdrop for bird watchers. Visitors can also test their patience as they wait to catch a glimpse of the area’s resident monkeys.
Long Ke Wan
Located in East Sai Kung, the Long Ke Wan is arguably the best beach in Hong Kong with long stretches of white sand and crystal clear waters. Designated as an official campsite by the government and surrounded by a cape and two hills, the beach has been likened to the Maldives by travelers who have visited the place.
High Island Reservoir East Dam
The millions-of-years-old rock formations, including the famous hexagonal volcanic columns that can be observed at close range, make the East Dam High Island Reservoir such an amazing sight. The scenery in this very popular ecological site is almost surreal with waves from the South China Sea crashing onto huge rocks along the coast. Small wonder then that the biggest reservoir in the city has been listed as one of the best unexpected photography spots around Hong Kong by Skyscanner.com.
Hong Kong Geopark
Not many realize that there is more to Hong Kong than just a financial hub or a corporate jungle. In fact, this world city has a lot of natural landscapes that adventure-thirsty individuals can explore. One of the most inspiring “surprises” of the territory is the Hong Kong Geopark, formed millions of years ago by volcanic eruptions. A boat ride for a picture perfect view that winds through rock caves and beaches is enough to make the day of camera buffs. What’s more, foodies will also enjoy a Geo Gourmet feast in any of the restaurants surrounding Sai Kung town.
For more on the wonders of Hong Kong, log on to DiscoverHongKong.com.