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Hong Kong Heritage Walks app launched

Hong Kong Heritage Walks app launched
29 May 2012

Travellers staying in Hong Kong hotels this year can learn more about the history of the city with the help of the new Heritage Walks app.

Available now for the iPhone and Android devices, the application explores the traditional side of the destination as well as some of its lesser-known aspects.

Users can follow four 'off-the-beaten-track' walking trails, one of which takes in Kowloon City, an area that was once a 'lawless enclave', according to the local tourism agency.

The app also highlights the importance of the sea to communities that once lived in Shau Kei Wan and Hong Kong Island, and lets tourists follow in the footsteps of the Tong clan in Fanling and the New Territories.

All information in the guides is available offline, meaning visitors will not have to worry about accessing the internet and incurring mobile phone roaming charges.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board has produced a number of smartphone applications, including a tool covering city walks and a Dragon Boat Festival game.

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