Historic places

Temples, ancestral halls, walled villages, mansions and monasteries


Peng Chau, Chung Chau, Lantau and Lamma, each with its own character

Hiking country

Ancient volcanoes created some of Hong Kong’s best loved country parks and trails

The New Territories takes up about 85% of Hong Kong’s total land area and boasts a history going back a thousand years yet very little, outside academia, has been written about it.

Exploring Hong Kong’s New Territories addresses this shortfall by shining a spotlight on some of the area’s historic monuments and temples. It takes on some of the more family-friendly hiking trails, explores abandoned villages and visits monasteries both ancient and modern.

It also looks at the continuing development of New Towns and the architecture of urban density and gives detailed information on how everything can be visited using existing public transport networks.


The book is presented in chapters concentrating on specific regions with shorter boxed stories for things that don’t quite fit into the main text.

It is 332 pages, full colour throughout featuring 400 photographs as well as location maps and directions.

Links to online Reviews

Smart Travel Asia

Fridayeveryday Youtube

SCMP Young Post


Title: Exploring Hong Kong’s New Territories
Author: David Sutton
Publisher: David Sutton
Language: English
Paperback: 332 pages
ISBN-13: 978-988702540
Dimensions: 150mm x 230mm x 19mm

Exploring Hong Kong’s New Territories is available from:


Click the link for the locations of Hong Kong’s leading bookshop which has several outlets in popular malls across Hong Kong.

Exploring Hong Kong’s New Territories is also available in all other good bookshops

Lion Rock Press

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