Everywhere is walking distance, if you have the time .Things to see in Hong Kong Everywhere is walking distance, if you have the time Steven Wright Im taking my inspiration from Steven Wright for this post. With 8 days proper in Hong Kong, Im figuring that we have time to walk as much or as little as we want. Frommers claims that Hong Kong is a surprisingly easy city to explore on foot and if it werent for the harbour, you could walk everywhere. There are a few hits using google for guided walks but Im not looking for guided walks per se but rather to just be able to meander about, getting semi-lost in the general direction of thereabouts. Ive headed to my favourite Hong Kong information website and it turns out that there is a booklet called Hong Kong Walks published by the Hong Kong Tourism Board. The visitor centers seem to be located at: Hong Kong International Airport. Transfer area E2 and Buffer Halls A & B, Arrivals Level, Terminal 1 (7am 11 pm) Lo Wu. Arrival Hall, 2/F, Lo Wu Terminal Building (8am 6pm) Hong Kong Island. The Peak Piazza, between the Peak Tower and the Peak Galleria (9am 9pm) Kowloon. Star Ferry Concourse, Tsim Sha Tsui (8am 8pm) There appears to be phat recommended walks on the website/booklet. For anyone interested in the walks, I recommend you head to the website (link here) and take a look. There are pdf documents for each walk providing the key buildings as well as basic facts about the buildings, opening times and the walking map. There is also information about Hong Kong walking apps in the documents. Im thinking that if my parents are up to it, were going to try to do at least one or two of these walks per day .which would cover off the major sites and attractions on Kowloon and Hong Kong itself. Naturally, lots of time in between for shopping and eating will be included! And if 8 seems too much for you, check out the Frommers site (link here). There are half as many recommended walks. The Frommers walks are worth taking a look as they include the best and worst days for heading out on the walk. If you do the comparison between the two sources, it would seem that the Frommers walks mash-up bits of the walking tours recommended by the Discover HK site. Me? Id like to do the following highlights: Central and Western District; covering temples, the Peak, the mid level escalators, Chinese herbal shops, heritage buildings and the Gas Lamps. The Central district is the financial hub and aside from heritage buildings, there is the option to go to the top of the Hong Kong bank (180m tall) for a fee. The Western district is considered to be least influenced by western culture. Im looking forward to seeing if this is true or not. Tsim Tsa Shui; including shopping, heritage buildings and Avenue of the Stars (including the Symphony of Lights show). Seems like there is loads of shopping and eats to be had in this shopping mecca on Kowloon. I guess it might be worth checking out. Yau Ma Tei/Mong Kok; particularly the Bird, Flower, Goldfish, Jade, Night, Ladies markets. This one - I'll have trouble getting DH away! He loves local markets almost as much as I do. The fly in the ointment will be DS. I hope there might be stuff that he wouldn't mind looking at; otherwise this might be the time to bring the electronic babysitter along as well. Lantau Island; the Tung Chung fort and Po Lin Monastery (and giant Buddha statue). I'll be walking here for sure! Another spot to view the Symphony of Lights show is over in Wan Chai from the Golden Bauhinia Square. I wonder if Ill make it over there at night? If I'm very lucky, my travelling companions will be walking everywhere with me. If not, I think I can count on DH to go the extra mile....providing I don't step into too many shopping complexes/malls but focus on the markets and local shops instead. I still have to research Macau, Shen Zhen (which reminds me I need to organize visas for China) as well as decide on whether to pre-purchase tickets for some of the attractions or not. Id rather keep our days free and easy; rather than planning on hitting a particular attraction per day.