Hong Kong has come to be one of my favorite cities to visit. At first glance it is a crowded, dense and fast moving environment, but in exploring the city further you will find that it offers plenty of peace and solitude as well. My favorite spots so far has to be Big Wave Bay and Shek-O for beach, Lion Rock Peak for hiking and the view. Mong Kok is the place for shopping! For a lovely night time walk in solitude, take an evening bus up to Victoria peak and walk down to Central from there.
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