Our city was practically built for Instagram—from vibrant street art to gleaming skyscrapers, beautiful hiking trails and beaches... Hong Kong has no shortage of great locations to take stunning shots. While places like Instagram Pier, Choi Hoi Estate and Monster Building in Quarry Bay get all the attention, there are a few unique and even more breathtakingly beautiful landscapes in between that you haven’t discovered yet.
We’ve mapped out five secret Instagrammable locations in Hong Kong that will not just make you feel worlds away from hectic city life, but also give you a dose of inspiration to brighten up your grid. Get ready for a fantastic photogenic adventure.
1. Sheung Luk Stream
Nestled just beyond the beachside village of Sai Wan, Sheuk Luk Stream is known as one of the city’s biggest, most beautiful streams. It runs into the sea at Sai Wan in the Sai Kung East Country Park and embraces scenic landscapes, such as majestic waterfalls and clear water pools.
The hike to the stream is quite challenging and might not be suitable for beginners, which involves some rock hopping and scrambling. Once the arduous trek is cleared, you’ll find several secluded deep pools and even encounter some thrill-seekers jumping off from the cliffs into the pool. Cliff jumping can be dangerous, so we’d recommend treating yourself to a cooling swim or an outdoor picnic experience on the surrounding rocks instead. The stream is difficult to reach, but It’s well worth travelling from far to witness the beauty in person and to take some once-in-a-lifetime pictures for your 'gram.
How to get there: From Sai Kung, take the 29R village bus or taxi to Sai Wan Pavilion. Follow signs to Sai Wan Village from the pavilion, then walk upstream from Sai Wan beach to reach the pools.