Looking to take your Instagram posts to the next level? Sure, we’ve seen everyone doing their thing (us, included) at Instagram Pier and the rainbow haven that is Choi Hung Estate—but how about doing the splits in the middle of the Central Elevated Walkway?
Aspiring and pro yogis alike love to get their stretch on, no matter where they are. Be it near or on top of one of Hong Kong’s landmarks or in the middle of the street. Here are 10 of fitness influencer Maxine Chan’s (@maxinechann) favourite Insta-worthy places in Hong Kong to strike a pose:
Yoga meets architecture at The Jockey Club Innovation Tower. Designed by the late and much-loved Zaha Hadid, the Innovation Tower is her only permanent work in Hong Kong and is full of interesting angles for your next Instagram photoshoot—the neutral tones will make you really standout.
The Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Chatham Road South, Hung Hom, Kowloon
Sometimes, the best snaps happen in the most unexpected places. This shot taken on the Central Elevated Walkway between the ifc mall and Sheung Wan definitely proves that you can pretty much #yogaeverywhere—and look good while doing it.
Central Elevated Walkway, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Every moment's a photo op nowadays. Thanks to our borderline (read: slightly unhealthy) addiction to our phones, there's always a camera on hand to snap up those #fitspo moments. Take the short but sweet hike from Sai Wan Pavillion, pause for a water break at the waterfalls, and you'll soon arrive to Sai Wan beach. It's a nice way to get the body warmed up for whatever pose you decide to go for that day.
Sai Wan Pavilion, Sai Kung Sai Wan Road, Sai Kung
Surrounded by the skyscrapers of Central, Hong Kong park is one of our favourite places for a quick respite from the chaotic frenzy of the city. Home to the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, a greenhouse and an aviary—take your pick for your next backdrop.
Hong Kong Park, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
There are many reasons to visit the little village of Nam Sang Wai. It's not only a great place to practise (and document) your headstand among the River Red gum trees but you can also cycle here, go for a quaint picnic or explore the farmlands.
Nam Sang Wai, Nam Sang Wai Road, Yuen Long
Tamar Park is always on the top of our list when we're thinking about taking a picnic or a stroll—especially when we're lazy. There's plenty of Insta-worthy spots around the park including their gardens, a floating platform and of course, the Central Waterfront Promenade.
Tamar Park, Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Forget the monkey bars—take your playground antics to the next level and perfect your bridge at Nam Sham Estate, an old public housing estate in Shep Kip Mei. Take a moment to appreciate Hong Kong's humble and gritty buildings among the local wet market and small tiny shops.
Nam Sham Estsate, Nam Shan Chuen Rd, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong
Heading to Sai Ying Pun for a spot of brunch? Work up your appetite with a bit of yoga at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park and a light jog along the waterfront promenade.
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, 18 Eastern Street North, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
We don't recommend attempting the splits atop the bridge at the Sai Wan Swimming Shed unless you've had plenty of practise. We wouldn't want you pulling a muscle. No matter the pose, this stunning backdrop will more than make up for it.
Sai Wan Swimming Shed, Victoria Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
The Hong Kong skyline is arguably best enjoyed from Kowloon side and where better than the West Kowloon waterfront? Be careful if you decide to climb the rocks guys.
West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, Nga Cheung Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong