"Hong Kong is a wonderful, mixed-up town where you've got great food and adventure. First and foremost, it's a great place to experience China in a relatively accessible way." - Anthony Bourdain
TRAVELING TO HONG KONG
Hong Kong has a multitude of pleasures for visitors, having retained much of its Chinese cultural heritage and now offering a dizzying mix of modern culture and ancient tradition. The city is a sensory treat with remarkable shopping, legendary cuisine, and a breathtaking harbor and skyline that is virtually unparalleled. Here are our recommendations for the best travel books for Hong Kong.
Lonely Planet: Hong Kong
Our recommendation on the best travel guide for Hong Kong is Lonely Planet. They are one of the world’s best publisher of travel books, known for the depth of their coverage and for the strength of their local knowledge, which helps them truly capture the spirit of this dynamic city. Lonely Planet used to cater to backpackers but now has a broader set of recommendations and travel advice for all budgets.
DK Eyewitness Travel Top 10: Hong Kong
Those who just have a short time to explore Hong Kong might want to consider the DK Eyewitness Top 10 Guide. These guides provide much more information than just 10 recommendations on what to do, but the organized list does make it easy to quickly decide how to prioritize your time. The custom maps are extremely good, as expected from DK Eyewitness Travel.
Luxe Hong Kong
Those who want a more upscale guide to the luxury side of Hong Kong should try the LUXE Hong Kong travel book. The LUXE City Guides cover hotels, restaurants, shops, spas, and bars, with well-researched opinionated recommendations on the best of the best. The book comes with a free Hong Kong digital guide.
Hong Kong, by Jan Morris
Jan Morris’ testament to Hong Kong is a wide-ranging look into the history and charm of this fascinating place and the diverse assemblage of people. The noted travel writer also chronicles the path to the handover of rule from the United Kingdom to China, and the perception of those in the days leading up to the transition. Click here for our book review on Hong Kong.