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The 10 most Instagrammed Hong Kong sights of 2016, and our favourite photos posted from each

Hong Kong International Airport tops the Instagram charts, Victoria Harbour is only in third spot, and Convention and Exhibition Centre rounds out the list. Plus: the 10 most used Hong Kong hashtags of the year

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 December, 2016, 5:00pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 December, 2016, 5:00pm

Hong Kong has long been a muse for Instagrammers, from those seduced by the office and residential towers that crowd its skyline to those who capture the city’s bustling streets or queue up to snap the perfect panaroma from Victoria Peak.

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Instagram has shared with us a list of the city’s most instagrammed locations in 2016, and most used hashtags – the top three are #hkig, #hongkong and #hk.

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These are some shots from the top places on the list, taken by locals and visitors alike. Top of the list? The airport on Lantau.

1. Hong Kong International Airport

2. Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

3. Victoria Harbour

4. Hong Kong Victoria Peak

We are international businessmen on an international business trip

A photo posted by John Forester (@john_forester) on Dec 12, 2016 at 4:24pm PST

5. Causeway Bay

6. Harbour City

Enchanted evening ️ #evening #sunset #hongkong #harbour #photooftheday #livefolk #liveauthentic #iphonesia #instagood #instadaily #instasunset

A photo posted by Raden Pandji Kartodirdjo (@fariedkartodirdjo) on Dec 31, 2014 at 3:22pm PST

7. Lan Kwai Fong

8. Big Buddha, Ngong Ping

Теперь я буддист #HongKong #Buddha #china

A photo posted by Alisa K. (@alisakefir) on Sep 8, 2016 at 12:18am PDT

9. Central, Hong Kong

I love to walk into the old streets of HK and watch how they prepare street food.

A photo posted by Alex. Delivet (@adelivet) on Nov 19, 2016 at 6:04am PST

10. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Most used Hong Kong hashtags on Instagram:

1.#hkig

2.#hongkong

3.#hk

4.#hkigshop

5.#hkgirl

6.#travel

7.#hkshop

8.#hkonlineshop

9.#love

10.#foodie