Choi Hung Estate Hong Kong is a residential building complex that has become popular due to its bright and colourful rainbow exterior which make for a super quirky backdrop. The best view of the Choi Hung Estate is from the rooftop basketball court that is surrounded by the towering local housing.
How to get to Choi Hung Estate Hong Kong
The best way to get to Choi Hung Estate is to catch the MTR (The Hong Kong train system). Make your way to Choi Hung Station on the Kwun Tong Line. Once you’re at the station, be sure to exit from the C3 or C4 exit. There are plenty of signs around the station to help guide you to the estate.
You will find Choi Hung Estate directly in front of you once you exit the station. Walk around the complex and you will see a multi leveled carpark. The basketball court where the photos are taken is located on top of the carpark. Walk up a few flights of stairs and thats where you will find the basketball courts. From the ground level, the basketball court is easy to miss so be sure to keep an eye out for the carpark stairs.
Where to stay in Hong Kong
There are limited cheap Hong Kong accommodation options, although the most popular place to stay for people on a budget is the Chunking Mansion and the Mirador Mansion. These buildings are famous for the amount of tiny hotel rooms located within them. We stayed at the Kowloon New Hostel in the Mirador Mansion and definitely recommend this building over the Chunking Mansion as it’s much less chaotic and on a quieter street. If you’re not on a budget then you’ll have endless 5 star hotels to choose from. A popular area close to many attractions and the train station is Tsim Sha Tsui.
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What to expect at Choi Hung Estate Hong Kong
Choi Hung Estate Hong Kong is a quirky building complex filled with bright colours and a roof top basketball court. The buildings make for a super unique and fun backdrop. It also gives you an insight into how some of the people in Hong Kong live. You can expect to see plenty of locals exercising around the basketball court, as well as other photographers trying to capture a shot of the colourful buildings.
We arrived at 8am and found the basketball courts full of locals doing tai chi. This is a routine that the locals do everyday. Although, by 8:30am they were starting to clear out and we were able to start taking photos. At 9am the sun started to peak through and we captured some beautiful sun rays in our shots.
For another amazing building in Hong Kong, don’t forget to check out the famous Quarry Bay buildings.