HONG KONG TOURISM BOOKS
Title: Lantau Island, its Beautiful Countryside
Author: ECC Pang,NY Lock,TK Woo,YL Lo
Publisher: Friends of the Country Parks
Year: Second Edition, 2003
Summary: Lantau Island... What first comes to mind are the island's internationally known attractions - Hong Kong International Airport, graceful Tsin Ma Bridge, the solemn Giant Buddha, and Disneyland under development. But, equally impressive are the two Lantau Country Parks. Lantau Island covers 14,400 hectares and of this over half - 7800 hectares - is preserved as Country Parks, for nature conservation, education and recreation.
Title: Hong Kong guidebook
Publisher: Universal Publications, Ltd.
Summary: This guidebook is the best way to travel in Hong Kong. It contains detailed maps with names in English and Chinese. Bus routes, antiquities, temples are also spot.
Title: Lonely Planet: China
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
Year: Seventh edition, 2000
Summary: China is a fascinating and perplexing empire of stark contrasts: communist bastion and economic powerhouse; misty hilltops and scorched landscapes; yak-herding Tibetan villages and teeming industrial sprawl. Let this groundbreaking guide immerse you in the culture, customs and cuisine of the oldest civilisation on the planet.
Title: The Leisurely Hiker's guide to Hong Kong
Author: Pete Spurrier
Summary: By any measure, Hong Kong is an impressive city. But there is a world beyond the impatient traffic and chic shopping malls: an older place of soot-blackened temples, traditional street markets and colonial-era museums. Travel twenty minutes out of the metropolis, and you'll find stone-laid trails, sheltered beaches and waterfront restaurants galore. Bring your camera, but leave the camping gear at home. The 40 guided walks in this book are quickly reached from public transport, and can be completed in an afternoon - leaving ample time for a leisurely hike to be followed by leisurely dinner.
Title: Walkers' companion
Author: Lee Ying Ming
Publisher: Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Year: Eight Edition, 2003
Summary: According to latest visitor surveys, hiking is now the most popular recreational activity in the Hong Kong Country Parks - and the number of people hiking in the parks is still rising. To encourage more citizens to take up hiking, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has organized hiking events along specified routes, for community and other groups.
Title: Hong Kong
Author: Damian Harper - Nicko Goncharoff
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Year: Second Edition, 1998
Summary: Post colonial Hong Kong remains a bubbling fusion of east and west, spiced with history and modernity. Experience the essence of Asia's most vibrant city - from Chinese temples and hiking trails to bustling markets and skyscraper panoramas - with this fully updated guide.
Title: Top 10 Hong Kong
Summary: Hong Kong Top 10: ce qu'il ne faut pas manquer. Le Top 10 des temples et monastères, le top 10 de l'archipel sous tous ces aspects. Visiter Hong Kong: région par région, le top 10 des visites et des plus beaux sites classés par 10 pour tous les gouts et toutes les situations.
Title: Tai O Field Workshop Worksheets
Author: HK Education Bureau
Publisher: HK Government
Summary: This Tai O Field Workshop Worksheet gives a lot of interesting information about Tai O’s Geography and Political Circumstances, The Local Community – Wing On Street and Tai Ping Street, Fishermen’s Community – Yee Chung and Sam Chung Stilt Houses Area, Temples – Kwan Tai (God of War) Temple and Tin Hou (Empress of Heaven) Temple at the Town Center, Fishery – Catching Yellow Croakers.
Title: Ancestral Images - A Hong Kong collection
Author: Hugh Baker
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Summary: This book is part of Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series. The 120 articles and photographs explore everyday life, customs and rituals in Hong Kong's rural New Territories. They investigate religion, food, language, history, festivals, family, strange happenings and clan warfare. The book documents much than can no longer be found. But it also provides an understanding of a world which has not yet entirely disappeared, and which still forms the background of life in modern urban Hong Kong and its neighbouring cities.
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