HONG KONG’S BEST is the ideal travel guide to this classic Asian destination. Some 200 photos and 33,000 words introduce CITIES & REGIONS; detail SIGHTS & ACTIVITIES; outline ITINERARIES; and suggest great places to EAT and DRINK.
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First release: January 2018. Latest update: October 2019.
Introducing Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a place like no other, defined by its Chinese heritage but molded by its British colonial past. Founded as a place to make money and running fast and furiously ever since, it’s a land of astounding contradictions, of skyscrapers towering over old temples, of high-end shopping malls next to street markets selling handbags and live seafood, and of trams rumbling clackity-clack through Central while underground one of the most efficient subway systems in the world dispenses passengers from throughout the region.
Hong Kong is one of Asia’s most sophisticated cities, renowned for its luxury hotels and designer boutiques, but it’s also one of the most densely populated places on earth. And while most people associate Hong Kong with its famous harbour, the iconic Star Ferry and neon-emblazoned streets, this former colony is much more than a city, with vast undeveloped regions even on Hong Kong Island and stretching through the New Territories, much of them preserved in parks and marked by hiking trails. In short, there’s something for everyone in Hong Kong, whether you’re an historian, a shopper, a kid, a foodie, an outdoor enthusiast, a museum nut or simply an explorer.
Beth Reiber got the travel bug as one of a dozen U.S. Girl Scouts picked to spend a month in Sweden, where, to her delight, she learned scouting was co-ed. With degrees in German and journalism, she has lived in Germany, visited some 50 countries, contributed to more than 55 publications and written 9 guidebooks, including Frommer’s guides to Japan, Hong Kong, Macau and Branson.