I wanted Temples.
And my only disappointment with the book was the Chi Lin Nunnery - it is a stunning Temple and the best one I visited (they rated it too low). Po Lin, Wong Ti Sin, Fat Jong ( up hill and they said it was down hill), 10000 Buddha, Man Mo, and the Tin Hau (the spirial incense is still burning for my granddaughter and will not go out until after New Year).
The detail and architecture is so unlike europe and the states - Hong Kong is safe (except the roads), clean and a wonderful combination of old and new. It has replaced New York on my list of favorite cities, with Paris still number one.
And I tried to do many of the 10 ways to experience the real china - with nine ladies tolerating my Tai Chi attempt in the Kowloon Walled City Park at 7:00am toping the list. Everything Zen was the temples and Temple Street market and a Fortune Teller were also highlights.
I used this book to prepare for my first time in Hong Kong because I was limited to a week - I am a Rick Steves type traveler with just a carry on and stayed in a 2 star hotel ( I was the only Caucasian for miles ) and walked as much as possible. Never afraid even though I was lost often. Said Jousahn (joy-sahn which is Cantonese for good morning) to everyone just like I say Bonjour in Paris - brought smiles to many faces - including my own.
One very important item the book mentioned - the Octopus card - get one because it can be used to ride bus, MTR, airport express, star ferry, shuttles and as a bonus can be used to grab sandwiches, bottled water or camera batteries from 7/11, McDonald's and other quick in and out stores. No change rattling around in your pockets and turn it in at the airport when you leave to receive the balance.
Very much worth the money - this book - especially for planning.