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Hong Kong Encounter: Encounter Guide (Lonely Planet Encounter) (Lonely Planet Encounter Guides) Paperback – 17 Jun 2011


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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 3rd edition edition (17 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741797055
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741797053
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 16.1 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other --New York Times

Great book, clearly laid out and the ideal size to carry in your backpack each day. --Amazon customer

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Dolly on 3 Dec. 2011
Format: Paperback
Read lots of reviews and sadly took a long time deciding on a guidebook to take to Hong Kong - in the end I settled on this and the the DK Top 10 (my partner then bought the Time Out) - guidebook overload. We found this and the TO guide really useful and whilst there was a fair anount of overlap were good complimentary guides. They are laid out quite differently. The TO guide breaks things down under headings such as 'Sights' and 'Consume' and then into areas whereas the LP guide looks at Neighbourhoods and then puts all the sights and eating etc within that. You can very easily flick through the book when you find yourself in an area and see what's there (the pages are all colour coded making this really simple - and each neighborhood section starts with a little map with all of the things recommended shown on it - which was very useful when you just wanted to see what was nearby that you might not have visited, or fancied some food and wanted to know if you are close to somewhere recommended). It's not as detailed in all areas as the TO guide but covered broadly all the same recommendations/suggestions, but I would definitely recommend this guide because it was really easy to use - its small (which I hadnt realised when I bought it) so fits easily into a pocket and gives you lots of information without overloading you. I would say the TO was good to use to read about the detail of an areas before you got there but the LP was much more useful for handy quick look ups and to get quick references on the area you were in . The DK Top 10 was a bit more lightweight - but that is what I expected. It was a good tick off guide as to whether you had covered the 'Biggies' in an area and had some interesting Top 10s to consider - TT modern buildings, TT markets, TT delights of transport.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By yelselsorr on 28 Jun. 2011
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Great book, clearly laid out and the ideal size to carry in your backpack each day. Will use it for our trip later this year, though think we will have to buy a separate map as the one in the book is not easy to read and is likely to tear easily. Would recommend this for anyone planning a journey to HongKong.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert Villalobos on 30 July 2012
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This is an excellent book which I found very very helpful. I was in Hong Kong for 5 nights and cannot recommend this book enough. The map which comes with the book was hardly put down. Top Marks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bee Jee on 26 Feb. 2013
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I like Lonely Planet books, they are usually full of good information. As we were only visting HK for a few days we thought it would have been enough for our visit. While it does cover many places of interest, its not enough. HK is a fascinating city and the guide does not prepare for your stay there. I think it would be wise for anyone travelling anywhere to get the larger book that has more comprehensive information.
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By GracieLiz on 20 Nov. 2012
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This is a good size and weight to carry around whilst travelling, written in the LP's usual quirky, honest style. I am disappointed that there are not accommodation recommendations, which you have to go to their website for. I also feel a map at the beginning of each neighbourhood section, showing where that particular neighbourhood is in relation to the others would help to gain bearings on the city.
The Pull-out map is great, a new feature in the current print of LPs which saves carrying the whole book around when you just need a map. I am a Lonely Planet fan, use them, trust them and keep them when I travel. Hong Kong is coming up, so I hope the LP does what I need it to do!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By elf on 9 Aug. 2012
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Thank you for the book - it was just as advertised and arrived quicker than expected. Great service and it has really helped me in my trip to Hong Kong
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By angie mellors on 9 May 2013
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Sometimes you just can't win! If the book is too big it's heavy and cumbersome and too small difficult to read! As I am a bit old I found the text very hard to read without a very strong light. That didn't take away the information though, the book is fantastic for everything you need to know about HK. My advice is if you want this as something to fit in your pocket think about if you can read small text on the move! If the answer is no then this will be ok for background knowledge.
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