I have been to Hong Kong several times and each visit has been a wonderful experience. One of my favorite things to do is to simply get lost in the city and walk around and explore without any plan at all (Hong Kong is very safe). There are many unique little stores, restaurants, temples, and memorials that can be a delight to experience. While I am a big advocate of self discovery, here are a few attractions and things to do that I really enjoyed.
You can see several hundred more pictures of Hong Kong in my galleries including images from the main island, Kowloon, and New Kowloon.
Kara Bay says
I felt so safe wandering around Hong Kong on my own. The subway system is good, but it is also a great city for meandering around on foot. It is such an interesting mix of old and new. Of course, many people speak English, but there are plenty of people who don’t. I almost never find that a language barrier is a problem though – it is always possible to find a way to communicate. I bought some netsuke and a necklace at the jade market, and though the vendor didn’t speak English, she had some cards someone made for her with answers to common questions. She was able to figure out what we were asking and then held up the appropriate card.
I hope we have an opportunity to return to Hong Kong, because there is still so much to see!