By using some 300 photos and 18,000 words HONG KONG’S BEST helps you make the most of your visit to this favorite Asian destination. After introductions to all the main CITIES and REGIONS you’ll find detailed and practical information on key SIGHTS and ACTIVITIES and be pointed in the right direction by several key ITINERARIES. Then there are suggestions of where you might EAT, DRINK and SHOP... and since the app is fully-independent the recommendations are not ads!
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, with much of the population crammed into tenements and tiny apartments. And while most people associate Hong Kong with its famous harbor, 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.
APP FEATURE: TRIP ESSENTIALS
Key before-you-go information, including:
• Seasons, Festivals & Events
APP FEATURE: THE CITY, COAST & MOUNTAINS
The lowdown on city-layout and surrounding regions:
• Hong Kong Island
• The New Territories
APP FEATURE: ITINERARIES
With instructions and transport links:
• A Day Riding the Trams
• Aberdeen Sampan Tours
• Central & Mid-Levels In-A-Day
• Hong Kong Island In-A-day
• Lantau In-A-Day
• Northern Kowloon In-A-Day
• Riding The East & West Lines
• Star Ferry’s Harbour Tour
• Tsim Sha Tsui & The Peak in-a-day
APP FEATURE: SIGHTS, ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS
Themed info and practical advice on:
• After Dark
• Kids & Families
• Parks & Gardens
• Swimming & Beaches
APP FEATURE: LISTINGS
Recommendations of where to eat, drink, shop and more:
• Shops & Shopping
APP FEATURE: TECHNICAL
• One-click website LINKS.
• One-click PHONE CALLS (on phones).
• NAVIGATE quickly using the app's global search; internal hyperlinks, and its many images.
• LOCATION info (using your device's GPS).
• Detailed MAPS and the ability to ADD YOUR OWN markers.
• Save and share FAVOURITES.
• Easily CONTACT the author.
• The entire contents of Hong Kong’s Best is freely available by installing above. The only restrictions are that this will only work when you are online and only with intermittent ads.
• An IN-APP PURCHASE eliminates all ads and allows you to take all content (except maps) offline.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Growing up, BETH REIBER couldn't wait to get out of Dodge. She got the travel bug at 16, after being chosen as one of a dozen U.S. Girl Scouts to spend a month in Sweden, where, to her delight, she learned scouting was co-ed. Since then she has visited some 50 countries, contributed to more than 55 publications and websites and written nine guidebooks, including Frommer’s guides to Japan for more than 30 years and Frommer’s guides covering Hong Kong, Macau and Branson. Her latest is Frommer's EasyGuide to Tokyo, Kyoto and Western Honshu.
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