Hong Kong

Hong Kong

by Insight Guides

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Overview

With its fabled urban landscape and vibrant Chinese culture, Hong Kong is one of the world’s most exciting cities. Whether you want to take a bay cruise on the Star Ferry, eat and shop your way around Kowloon, or find peace at an atmospheric temple, Insight City Guide Hong Kong will make sure you have the quintessential Hong Kong experience. Features by local writers delve into topics including the city’s dim sum tradition, Chinese medicine, and the local love of horse racing, while evocative accounts of Hong Kong’s districts bring the city to life, from the dramatic vistas of the Peak to the shops and bars of lively Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, and the beaches and monasteries of the outlying territories and islands. Full-color photography and maps help you navigate with ease and our detailed Travel Tips gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip, including our selection of the best and most authentic hotel and restaurants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780051505
Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
Publication date: 11/01/2014
Series: City Guide Series
Edition description: Eighth Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 752,710
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Insight Guides wherever possible uses local experts who provide insider know-how and share their love and knowledge of the destination.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Best of Hong Kong: Top Attractions

Best of Hong Kong: Editor’s Choice

Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong’s People

Culture and Society

HISTORY

Decisive Dates

The Story of Hong Kong

FEATURES

Where Food is an Art

Dim Sum

Chinese Medicine

Beliefs and Superstitions

Performing Arts

Money and Business

Modern Architecture

PLACES

Introduction

Central, Western and The Peak

The Star Ferry

Wan Chai and Causeway Bay

Horse Racing

The South Side

Kowloon

Shopping

New Kowloon

Festivals

The New Territories

Hong Kong’s Wild Side

The Outlying Islands

Theme Parks

Macau

Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta

Guangzhou

TRAVEL TIPS

Transport

Accommodation

Activities

A–Z

Language and Further Reading

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