Visiting Hong Kong
At the south-eastern tip of China, Hong Kong offers a mix of Eastern and Western culture through its people, food, architecture and way of living, making the former British colony one of the most unique and exciting places to live and visit in the world. From street markets to luxury shopping malls, international and local food served at Michelin star restaurants as well as dai pai dongs, you can find an array of different fares and things to do that would suit your tastes and needs. Visit the Hong Kong Tourism Board Webpage for the most up-to-date information about attraction, accomodations and events in the city!
On-site Housing – Conference Lodge (CL)
Limited guest rooms are also available for conferees on campus. Room assignment is subject to the availability of rooms on campus during the conference period. Participants shall contact the local administrative staff
(Ms. Eliza Tang, firstname.lastname@example.org) to make reservation.
The Conference Lodge has all the amenities of a hotel, with a lobby, check-in, restaurant, and hotel rooms with private baths. Visit the Conference Lodge website for more information. http://www.conferencelodge.hk/en/
Touring the City
Discover one of Hong Kong's oldest temples, Man Mo temple in Hollywood Road, famous for its antique shops and galleries selling contemporary Chinese art; the Ladies' Market in Mong Kong, where you'll find a great variety of souvenirs and trinkets; go up Victoria Peak to enjoy breathtaking views of the skyline and take a ride on the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour, one of the city's most famous attractions that offers spectacular views of both sides of the harbour. A lover of nature? Hong Kong offers more than 300 kilometers on hiking trails and offers some of the most amazing beaches in the world.
As Asia's World City, Hong Kong has much to offer to you as a participant and visitor, whether one is coming here on business or for pleasure and it's a a major transportation and logistics hub of the Asia-Pacific region.
The sophistication of an international city, cultural diversity and cosmopolitan lifestyle are at the very core of Hong Kong's attractions. Hong Kong has a number of natural beauty and tourist attractions offers to practitioners, academics and visitors.
Most popular tourist attractions:
The Peak with spectacular view of the world- famous Victoria Harbour.
Giant Buddha at Lantau Island, the world's tallest, outdoor, seated bronze Buddha.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, the first Disney themed resort in China.
Ocean Park provides an exciting mix of entertainment, education and conservation facilities.
Golden Bauhinia Square marks the unification of Hong Kong with the motherland.
Repulse Bay famous for its wide and wave-lapped beach.
Stanley Market, a popular market town that offers crisp sea environs and bargain buys.
Symphony of Lights, staged on both sides of the Victoria Harbor.
Avenue of Stars, a salute to eminent Hong Kong film workers.
Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter, sampan ride to enjoy the scenic views or seafood cuisine on the floating restaurants.
Hong Kong Wetland Park, a world-class conservation, education and tourism facility.
Ngong Ping 360, a 25-minute cable car ride for beautiful landscape of Lantau Island.
More About Hong Kong
English and Chinese (in practice, Cantonese); Mandarin is widely accepted.
The legal tender is the Hong Kong dollar (HK$), which is pegged to the US dollar at HK$7.85 to US$1, but check around for the best exchange deal.
Banking Hours: Generally, 9am-4:30pm Mondays to Fridays (some banks/branches operate extended hours) 9am -12 noon Saturdays (selected branches only)
Hong Kong has a sophisticated transport system, comprising Mass Transit Railway (MTR), buses, trains, trams, ferries and taxis, which cover extensive areas of the city and have signs and announcements in both English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).
Looking for something fun to do in the evenings? Head to Tsim Tsai Tsui to immerse yourself in A Symphony of Lights, Hong Kong's daily light and sound show or walk into one of the many venues performing live music to listen to your favorite tracks. Go for dinner to one of Hong Kong's famous cooked food markets or try a fancy restaurant in Soho and surrounding areas. The options are endless!