Best Photo Options In China
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1. Sai Wan Swimming Shed, Hong Kong
The Sai Wan Swimming Shed is the only swimming shed in Hong Kong still open to the public. Carefully tucked away from the sprawl of nearby high-rise buildings, this gem offers a picturesque view of crashing waves and seaside views.
2. Yu Gardens, Shanghai
Yu Gardens is breathtaking. With every turn, you'll find a new view—and the perfect photo just waiting to be taken. During your walk, you can get a close-up look at all the old architecture, and follow up your walk by venturing through the crowded markets full of souvenirs.
3. The Great Wall, Beijing
When you come to Beijing, visiting the Great Wall is a must! You can’t pass on seeing one of the 7 Modern Wonders of the World. Whether you visit a popular section like Badaling or Mutianyu, or explore a wilder side like Jinshanling or Simatai, you”re sure to get stunning shots of China’s ancient wall and the surrounding mountains. Try not to go on a holiday and make sure you get there early for the best photos!
4. Choi Hung Estate, Hong Kong
Something of a local icon thanks to Instagram – not that the residents here are super happy about that – the vibrant Choi Hung Estate is one of the oldest public housing estates in the city. Literally meaning ‘Rainbow Estate’, the facade of the residential building is painted in, of course, rainbow colors. This place is a perennial Insta favorite due to the bright and beaming colors which produce photos that are contoured, warm, and popping.
5. Jing'an Temple, Shanghai
This Buddhist temple is one of the most famous temples in Shanghai, and has landed on the country's list of nationally protected sites. The ancient temple, like City of God Temple, sits amongst modern, commercial buildings, making the visit much more intimate. Its stunning interiors and exteriors are definitely worth exploring, especially if you're looking for that perfect shot.
6. Galaxy Soho, Beijing
This futuristic retail, office and entertainment complex is completely devoid of any corners – completely reinventing the classical Chinese courtyard.
7. The Peak, Hong Kong
A classic spot for photos is, of course, Victoria Peak. But have you ever heard about Kowloon Peak? This is by far the coolest peak in the city to snap photos. Just be careful when you take photos here since it can be a bit dangerous if you’re not careful.
8. The Forbidden City, Beijing
Another iconic site in Beijing, the Forbidden City can’t be skipped! Tip! If you don’t have the chance to go inside the Forbidden City, you can still get some great shots of the moat and turrets surrounding it on the northern wall.
9. Shanghai Film Park, Shanghai
Shanghai is the birthplace of Chinese Cinema, which largely becomes the reason why this place was built in 1949. Hidden down the truck-loaded Beisong highway, the film park is only a couple of blocks away down a side lane filled with noodle joints, massage parlours, Internet cafés and short-stay apartments (for aspiring actors?) — an unassuming place to launch some of Asia’s best films.
10. Hong Kong Street Art, Hong Kong
Hong Kong has amazing street art. Go to Sheung Wang, walk around and you will be amazed by its street art. Our favorite one?! The colorful Rich View Terrace mural on the picture below, at Tank Lane. Also must-sees: the cool painted stairs of Public Square Street and the famous mural of old townhouses at Hollywood Road God Store.
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