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Exploring Hong Kong A Visitor's Guide to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories

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ISBN-10: 1934159166

ISBN-13: 9781934159163

Edition: 2009

Authors: Steven K. Bailey, Jill C. Witt

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: ThingsAsian Press
Publication date: 11/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 289
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction
Traveling around Hong Kong: An Instruction Manual
Central
Remnants of Britannia: Tracing Central's Colonial Past
The Travelator: Escalation in Central
Steep Streets and Market Stalls: Shopping the Central and Western Districts
The Mall Crawl: Power Shopping in Hong Kong
The Star Ferry: A Four-Port Harbor Cruise
The South Shore of Hong Kong Island
Front-Row Seats: A Cliff-Side Bus Ride to Stanley Market
Repulse Bay: Hitting the Sand in Hong Kong
Shek O: Surfers, Sand, and the Last Village on Hong Kong Island
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay
Times Square and Tai Yuen Street: Megamalls and Street Markets
Bowen Road: Exercising with the Expats
Wan Chai Gap: Hiking Up, Over, and Across Hong Kong Island
Victoria Peak
The View from the Top: Strolling the Peak Circuit
A Peak Experience: Take the Tram Up and Then Tramp Back Down
A Forest Ramble: Hike Down from the Peak via Pok Fu Lam Country Park
War Comes to the Peak: The Ruins of the Pinewood Antiaircraft Battery
Kowloon
Walking the Golden Mile: Kowloon by Night
Songbirds and Goldfish: Hong Kong's Favorite Pets
Hell Money and Nike Knock-Offs: Browsing the Markets of Mong Kok
Kowloon City: Thai Food, Walled Cities, and Airport Ghosts
Wong Tai Sin Temple and the Chi Lin Nunnery: Chaotic Festivity and Zen-Like Serenity
Outlying Islands
Cheung Chau Island: Home Port for Hong Kong's Fishing Fleet
From Power Station Beach to the Kamikaze Caves: Hiking Lamina Island
Facing the Open Ocean: The Cliffs of Tung Lung Chau Island
Tap Mun Chau: A Windswept Island of Ghosts
Lantau Island
The Ngong Ping Skyrail: Cable Car to the Big Buddha
Lantau Peak: Hiking with the Big Buddha
Tickled Pink: Dolphin Watching in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Int'l Airport
Plane Spotting: Watching the Heavies at Hong Kong International Airport
Waiting for a Plane: Entertaining Yourself at Hong Kong International Airport
The New Territories
Tai Mo Shan: The Highest Pinnacle in Hong Kong
Kat Hing Wai: The Walled Villages of the New Territories
All Aboard for the New Territories: The Trains of Hong Kong
Hong Kong History
The Fall of Hong Kong: A Military History Tour
The Story of Hong Kong's Bloodiest Day: The Wong Nai Chung Gap Battle Trail
Constables and Triads: On the Beat with the Hong Kong Police
Sampans and Container Ships: Exploring Hong Kong's Maritime History
Additional Options
What's on in Hong Kong: Concerts, Festivals, and Trade Shows
Bad Weather Days: Where to Go When the Heat Rises and the Rain Falls
Taking Your Best Shot: An Amateur Photographer's Tour of Hong Kong
Macau
When East Meets West: A Portuguese and Cantonese City on the South China Sea
Glossary of Hong Kong Terms
Index