Twice in the past we had some time in Hong Kong in between flight connections to far away destinations. Both times we found we had too little time to explore this exciting city.
So… as emptynesters and with only a small window of opportunity this summer/fall for a holiday we decided that now was the time to make use of those cheaper tickets and hotel bookings outside of the main holiday season and head east.
A multifaceted city, full of energy and contrasts, modern versus traditional, East meets West, you name it, it is all there, I can go on and on about our adventures those few days, let me just share a few of them.
The views, spectacular
From our hotel room, during the day
and at night
Traditional Hong Kong
A visit to the Big Buddha on Lantau Island by cable car
The hustle and bustle of the markets during the day
Trying out the local street food
Ok, we did not try this..
But these we loved!
The markets are just as busy at night especially at the street restaurants
Another night, another market, another dinner
Not far from our hotel was the Che Kung temple
On our first night we watched the famous night time light show on Hong Kong Island from the Kowloon pier area, when we saw two traditional sampan boats sailing the harbour at that time.
On our last night we were able to join one of them which was a spectacular way to end a fabulous few days in this impressive city.
It was fantastic!