Item description for Insight City Guide Hong Kong: Macau & Guangzhou (Insight Guides) by Tom Le Bas...
This 258-page guidebook to Hong Kong presents the city's highlights in a comprehensive but portable format. The book has the following key features: The Best of Hong Kong - overview of vital information for visitors, including money- and time-saving tips and the most family-oriented attractions; Places - district-by-district guide, with top attractions highlighted and cross-referenced with detailed local maps; Restaurant guide - a pull-out, pocket-size "Z" map, with review listings of 60+ recommended restaurants and bars; Photo Features - magazine-style full-color features on some of the city's most famous sights, including its green and white ferries in Victoria Harbour to pigs and chickens in Central Market; Essay Features - incisive essays on history, people and culture, from traditional feng shui to its booming commercial powerhouse; Travel Tips - practical listings, covering Accommodation, Entertainment, Transport and more; and a Street Atlas - color maps of downtown Hong Kong, with grid-referenced index.
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Studio: Insight Guides
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.87" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2005
Publisher Insight Guides
ISBN 9812582460 ISBN13 9789812582461
Reviews - What do customers think about Insight City Guide Hong Kong: Macau & Guangzhou (Insight Guides)?
Not very good May 17, 2008
I used this on a trip to both Hong Kong and Macau with my adult son. It's ok for a basic guide, but it wasn't very helpful. I tossed it out when I checked out of the hotel.
Skims the surface AND it's out-dated! May 7, 2007
This travel book was very disappointing. The book is broken out by neighborhood but does a very poor job organizing the information, particularly if you don't want to follow their guide step-by-step. Directions were off and the restaurant information was way out-dated, which is a definite no-no for a foodie's paradise like Hong Kong. That said, if this is your first time to HK and you have no idea how or where to begin, this might prove handy. If you're looking to really explore the neighborhoods and learn about the culture, consider your options.
Great but not perfect Mar 19, 2007
I am traveling to Hong Kong this summer. This book was great and the pictures were wonderful, but I wish it would have had the top ten things like the Fromme guide. Like top ten places to visit; top ten gardens etc.
Insight City Guide Hong Kong: Macau & Guangzhou Jan 5, 2007
This book gives ou a nice overview of the region for visiting HK, Guangzhou and Macau.
Great guide Mar 20, 2006
Just got back from my trip to Hong Kong, Macau, and some areas of China. This guide was invaluable and perfect for my needs. The maps and highlights are great. The photos are colorful and plentiful. I chose this guide over the Lonely Planet because Lonely Planet seemed to have more listings, like hotels and restaurants. My hotel accommodations were already taken care of, so I didn't need that. The Insight Guide gives a good recitation of the history and the contemporary culture. I highly recommend it.