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Unforgettable Postcards From Hong Kong

You'll likely want to capture some favourite images of Hong Kong to share with friends and family back home. There is so much to choose from – stunning views of Victoria Harbour and its world-famous skyline; beloved transport modes such as the ding ding tram and the Star Ferry; thronging crowds and busy streets; delicious local foods; the city's spectacular nightscape and its great outdoors of islands, mountains and beaches. Well, CityLife has made it easy for you to capture your own special memories of Hong Kong as we present 13 of our favourite local scenes. Go explore and click away!
 
 
Wan Chai to Central Waterfront Promenade by Victoria Harbour
 
Start at the Wan Chai Ferry Pier and walk along the newly completed promenade that connects the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to the Central Ferry Piers and beyond. There are photo spots galore along the way.
 
The Peak
A panoramic view of the city's fabulous skyline from the Peak is one of the world's most recognisable images. You may want to select your own special vantage point along the Peak Circle Walk, a pleasant one-hour stroll that gives up unparalleled views of the city in all directions.
 
Star Ferry
Be sure to take a ride on the Star Ferry and enjoy the skylines of both Hong Kong and Kowloon. The ferry runs to Tsim Sha Tsui from both Central and Wan Chai, on Hong Kong side
 
 
Dragon's Back Hiking Trail
 
One of Asia's most famous hiking trails, offering panoramic views of the South China Sea, the idyllic village of Shek O below and the green scenery of Tai Tam Reservoir stretching away to the mountains. It makes for a most invigorating hike. Finish your hike at either Shek O or Big Wave Bay and enjoy two of the city's best beaches.
 
Repulse Bay Beach
Another renowned landmark not to be missed. This expansive beach is stunningly framed against the backdrop of luxury high-rise buildings and the looming hills behind. You can also visit nearby Deep Water Bay via the picturesque promenade connecting the two beaches.
 
 
Tram Passing Western Market
 
Taking a leisurely tram ride through the busy streets of Hong Kong Island is one of best ways to soak up the hustle and bustle of the city. Visit Western Market, a classic late-Victorian architectural structure that now houses numerous fabric shops. Also, check out the famous dried- seafood shops that line the streets of Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun.
 
 
Yung Shue Wan – Quaint Village on Lamma Island
 
This destination is one of our favourite outlying islands and home to several charming villages. Take a ferry from Central Ferry Pier No. 4 to Yung Shue Wan. A moderate hike along a paved path will get you to Sok Kwu Wan, another enchanting village, where you can enjoy a sumptuous seafood meal.
 
 
Live Seafood Catch in Sai Kung
 
 
Sai Kung Town is the gateway to Hong Kong's greatest outdoor region, the Sai Kung Peninsula, featuring rugged coastlines, pristine beaches, beautiful islands, fantastic rock formations and a vibrant waterfront of people, market stalls and boats. Be sure to enjoy an excellent seafood meal at a waterfront restaurant and pick out your very own live catch from the sampans along the waterfront.
 
Sunset at Instagram Pier
The busy waterfront promenade stretching from Central to the Western district ends at the much- loved Instagram Pier (Western District Public Cargo Working Area, 8 Fung Mat Road, Hong Kong). As the name suggests, it's one of the city's most popular spots for posting social media images, including views of the harbour, the pier and its stacks of containers, people of all ages, and a beautiful sunset if you can catch it.
 
 
Night View of Tsing Ma Bridge from Below
 
Capture a surprising image of Tsing Ma Bridge, one of the world's longest suspension bridges, from Noah's Ark in Ma Wan directly below. While the park itself is currently closed, you can reach Park Island by bus or taxi and still walk around the beach and explore the ecologically themed Ma Wan Park.
 
 
Nam Sang Wai
Capture an unforgettable image of this unique wetland area located in the northwest New Territories. Nam San Wai and nearby Hong Kong Wetland Park are home to a variety of wildlife, including thousands of migratory birds during spring. It’s a birdwatcher’s paradise for sure.
 
 
 

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