Visit Hong Kong

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Macau is located just next to Hong Kong with shuttle services directly from Hong Kong International Airport.

Hong Kong is an important hub in East Asia with global connections to many of the world's cities. On your way there or back from the Congress, you can utilise the opportunity to visit this major tourism destination.

Hong Kong is a place with multiple personalities, as a result of being both Cantonese Chinese and under a more recent contemporary ex-British influence.

Situated on the southeast coast of China, Hong Kong’s strategic location on the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea has made it one of the world’s most thriving and cosmopolitan cities. Hong Kong can mostly thank its colonial history and international harbour for the rich blend of cultures that give it its unique character.

Some things to do while in Hong Kong:

  • Try a local style breakfast at a tsa tsan teng (literally 'tea restaurant') in Mui Wo, a typical seaside town on Lantau Island
  • Visit the giant Tian Tan Buddha statue at Po Lin monastery in Ngong Ping, situated 5 minutes from the Ngong Ping village, a themed reconstruction of traditional Chinese architecture where you can find shops and cafes
  • Visit the Hong Kong Museum of History
  • Make a short trip to Lantau peak, the highest point publicly accessible in Hong Kong
  • Go to Mong Kok, the part of Hong Kong where the city never rests. The streets in Mong Kok in the evenings are very crowded but no visit to Hong Kong can be complete without a without a walk through the crowds of people on the narrow streets!
  • Visit the area around Temple Street in Yau Ma Tei where many hawker stalls can be found in the evening

For more information on this exciting city, please see:
http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/index.jsp

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