Hong Kong is packed into a mere 400 square miles – and there's a lot to pack. Everyone knows about the gleaming skyscrapers that flank the glistening harbor – but there are islands to explore, markets to fossick through, ancient temples where you can pause for contemplation, and parks where – given a bit of luck – wander all day and hardly see another soul.
The great thing about Hong Kong is that because it's so small, no attraction is much more than an hour's travel time away. And fares on the buses, mass transit railway and ferries are incredibly reasonable. A return trip to Lantau can cost as little as HK$30 (about US$4). Riding the MTR from the central business district all the way up to the border with Mainland China is about the same price. Hong Kong may be expensive in some ways, but certainly not as far as getting around is concerned.
So, with a handful of dollars, the choice is yours, whether you head out to Sai Kung Country Park, or take a boat ride with First Ferry; Wong Tai Sin temple is right next to its own MTR station, while seaside Stanley Market is just a half-hour bus ride from Central.