9780764562570

Frommer's Hong Kong

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  • ISBN13:

    9780764562570

  • ISBN10:

    0764562576

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-02-01
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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Summary

You2ll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer2s. It2s like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they2ve done the legwork for you, and they2re not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer2s Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You2d be lost without us! Meticulously researched, Frommer2s Hong Kong is the only guide you2ll need to experience the best of this exotic city. Since Hong Kong reverted to Chinese control in 1997, it2s been swept by many changes, including economic trends that spell bargains for you! Frommer2s brings you all the latest developments, with practical tips on how to get around, and valuable advice on how to communicate and how to navigate the local etiquette and culture. Look for candid reviews of the best accommodations, from plush, high-tech business hotels to moderately priced bargains. You2ll also discover the best of the Hong Kong dining scene, including its world-renowned dim sum palaces, and the hottest places to play after dark. Detailed walking tours help you discover the hidden treasures of this fascinating city, and a complete shopper2s guide covers everything from open-air markets and traditional Chinese antiques to tailor-made suits and the latest electronics. You2ll even get a free, full-color fold-out map!

Table of Contents

List of Maps
viii
Introducing Hong Kong
1(12)
Frommer's Favorite Hong Kong Experiences
2(5)
Best Hotel Bets
7(2)
Best Dining Bets
9(4)
Planning Your Trip: The Basics
13(19)
Visitor Information
13(1)
Entry Requirements & Customs
14(1)
Money
15(2)
The Hong Kong Dollar, the British Pound & the U.S. Dollar
16(1)
When to Go
17(4)
Hong Kong Calendar of Events
18(3)
Health & Insurance
21(1)
Tips for Travelers with Special Needs
22(2)
Getting There
24(8)
Cyber Deals for Net Surfers
28(2)
Tips for Flying in Comfort
30(2)
Getting to Know Hong Kong
32(23)
Orientation
32(9)
Neighborhoods in Brief
37(4)
Getting Around
41(14)
Understanding the Deluge: Tropical Storm Warnings
43(5)
Fast Facts: Hong Kong
48(7)
Where to Stay
55(44)
Tips for Saving on Your Hotel Room
58(1)
Very Expensive
58(12)
Did You Know?
65(5)
Expensive
70(11)
Family-Friendly Hotels
72(9)
Moderate
81(8)
Inexpensive
89(7)
Rock-Bottom Accommodations
96(3)
Where to Dine
99(50)
Tips on Ways to Save on Your Hong Kong Meals
100(1)
Restaurants by Cuisine
101(2)
Kowloon
103(18)
Did You Know?
121(1)
Central District
121(14)
Family-Friendly Restaurants
126(9)
Causeway Bay & Wan Chai
135(6)
Around Hong Kong Island
141(4)
Dim Sum
145(3)
Afternoon Tea
148(1)
Exploring Hong Kong
149(25)
Suggested Itineraries
149(2)
Hong Kong's Top Attractions
151(3)
Museums & Galleries
154(7)
Did You Know?
157(3)
Life on the Water in Aberdeen
160(1)
Temples
161(1)
Parks & Gardens
162(2)
An Amusement Park
164(3)
Especially for Kids
167(1)
Organized Tours
167(3)
Outdoor Activities
170(2)
Did You Know?
172(1)
Spectator Sports
172(2)
Hong Kong Strolls
174(21)
The Central District
175(4)
The Western District
179(6)
Chinese Gods
185(3)
Kowloon
188(5)
Temple Street Night Market
193(2)
Shopping
195(18)
The Shopping Scene
195(3)
A Shopping Warning
197(1)
Great Shopping Areas
198(2)
Shopping A to Z
200(13)
Did You Know?
201(12)
Hong Kong After Dark
213(15)
Information, Please
214(1)
The Performing Arts
214(3)
Did You Know?
216(1)
The Club & Music Scene
217(3)
Mad About Mahjong
219(1)
The Bar Scene
220(6)
Only in Hong Kong
226(2)
Side Trips from Hong Kong
228(18)
The New Territories
228(7)
The Outlying Islands
235(9)
China
244(2)
Macau
246(31)
Frommer's Favorite Macau Experiences
247(2)
A Blending of Cultures
248(1)
Orientation
249(6)
Fast Facts: Macau
253(2)
Where to Stay
255(7)
Where to Dine
262(6)
Exploring Macau
268(7)
Car Races & Fireworks---The Heat Is On!
273(2)
Gambling, Shopping & Nightlife
275(2)
Appendix: Hong Kong in Depth 277(20)
1 History 101
277(5)
Dateline
278(4)
2 Hong Kong Today
282(2)
Did You Know?
283(1)
3 Life in Hong Kong
284(6)
Tips for the Business Traveler to Hong Kong
286(3)
Fung Shui---Restoring a Balance with Nature
289(1)
4 A Taste of Hong Kong
290(5)
5 Recommended Books
295(2)
Index 297(1)
General Index
297(6)
Accommodations Index
303(1)
Restaurant Index
304

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