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7 best romantic photo spots in Hong Kong

By Celia Lee 13 February 2023

Header images courtesy of @fai.lok.mode and @cyrus_cwlau (via Instagram)

As a bustling metropolis, Hong Kong can come across as unattractively bland in many parts of the city, so you may be surprised to know that there are many photogenic hidden gems in our concrete jungle. From scenic beaches to stunning mountaintops, whimsical parks, and romantic buildings filled with history, all of these make for excellent spots for your next date. We’ve compiled a list of the best romantic photo spots in Hong Kong for couples who just can’t resist the click of a camera when they’re in each other’s company.

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Photo: @erickonghk2022 (via Instagram)

Pak Lap Bay Beach and Village

Located in Sai Kung—the back garden of Hong Kong—you can expect a pristine urban sanctuary when you arrive at Pak Lap Bay Beach. The destination itself has also earned many names in praise for its qualities. Dubbed Hong Kong’s Maldives, Pak Lap Bay’s waters are one of the clearest and most beautiful amongst the many beaches in Sai Kung.

If the vast open sea isn’t an exciting enough backdrop for you and your loved one to snap a picture, head over to Pak Lap Village! Each spring calls forth the blossoming of over 20 types of tulips in the village that forms a vibrant sea of flowers that reminds many of flower fields in the Netherlands. The houses of Pak Lap Village also stand as another popular Instagrammable spot, where village houses over 300 years of history have been renovated and painted with all colours of the rainbow in a way that is reminiscent of Brighton’s beach huts.

Pak Lap Bay Beach and Village, Sai Kung

How to get there:

  • Take a taxi from Sai Kung Town Centre and be dropped off at Pak Lap Village.
  • You can also take minibus 9A from Sai Kung town on Sundays and public holidays.
  • Your snap-worthy destination is usually a 15-minute walk away.
Photo: @kamingho0409 (via Instagram)

White Chapel, Discovery Bay

Located in the seaside resort hotel, Auberge Discovery Bay, White Chapel is another popular destination for couples looking to document their date with a few snaps. The triangular structure brings to mind the pristine countryside in Europe with its minimalistic décor and colour scheme. Paired with the stunning views from Lantau Island, you can almost hear the bells ringing for a romantic seaside wedding!

White Chapel, DB North, Discovery Bay Auberge, 92 Sienna Avenue, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island

Photo: @dcfefs (via Instagram)

On Po Village

Another destination for our cottagecore lovers, On Po Village in Sheung Shui has more blooming flowers on offer. Approach a field of wild yellow chrysanthemums and be at one with nature! Although these wildflowers might not be as comparable in size to mums you might find in flower shops, but they are no less impressive when you find a perfect spot to pose.

On Po Village, Sheung Shui

How to get there:

  • Take minibus 57K or bus 77K from Sheung Shui Station and alight at Ha Kung Tei Station or get off at On Po Village Station, walk about 15 minutes to your sea of chrysanthemums.

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Photo: @fai.lok.mode (via Instagram)

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum

Hong Kong has its fair share of historical buildings, from the Ohel Leah Synagogue to Tin Hau Temple and the renovated former police station compound, Tai Kwun, these heritage sites represent Hong Kong’s rich multicultural society since the city's formal inception. The location of the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum is one of these historical buildings.

Built in 1914, the site’s Edwardian Classical architecture is stunning to behold, making it a perfect spot for photos. Stroll through the museum and take in the grandeur of stained-glass windows and the elegant White Hall that reminds you of the house of the Bridgertons whilst learning more about Dr Sun’s crucial involvement in Hong Kong’s history.

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum, 7 Castle Road, Mid-Levels, Central

Photo: @cyrus_cwlau (via Instagram)

East Coast Park Precinct

Is your partner a skating fanatic? Maybe you met bumping heads while gliding around in the bowl? Although East Coast Park Precinct is not a skateboarding park, its vast open and vibrantly coloured space is sure to bring back memories of the moment that sparks flew. Take your boards and roll along the promenade hand in hand as the sun sets behind you over the Victoria Harbour. Alternatively, share a moment of nostalgia together as you try out the futuristic monkey bars in the park or look out for the beautiful seasonal displays at the park.

East Coast Park Precinct, Watson Road, Fortress Hill

Photo: Cube O Discovery Park (via Facebook)

Cube O Discovery Park

Hong Kong’s first urban aquarium, Cube O Discovery Park, is not only an interactive marine experience but also a perfect photo spot. Immerse yourself in the fish tank-lit interior of the aquarium at the Cylinder Mirror Maze and admire the adorable undulating of jellyfish!

Cube O Discovery Park, Plaza 88, 88 Yueng Uk Road, Tseun Wan West | (+852) 2127 4188

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Nam Cheong Park

Located on the outskirts of Sham Shui Po, you would never guess something romantic and photogenic can be found within the bustling urban district. Planted along the main path through Nam Cheong Park are rows of golden trumpet trees that bloom to the fullest from February to March. Get lost in the sea of golden buds with your lover as you take a stroll hand in hand in this metropolitan oasis—just remember to take a photo to commemorate the occasion.

Nam Cheong Park, 20 Sham Mong Road, Sham Shui Po

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Celia Lee

Staff writer

Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Celia is passionate about culture, food, and different happenings in the city. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her scouting for new and trendy restaurants, getting lost in a bookstore, or baking up a storm at home.

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