ACM International Conference on
Multimedia Retrieval,
Hong Kong, Jun. 5 - 8, 2012


Tourist Information

About Hong Kong

Visa / Entry Permit Requirements for Hong Kong

Weather in Hong Kong

Attractions in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has a unique and colourful past. Today’s cosmopolitan city has been shaped by centuries of Chinese history and heritage combined with more than 150 years of colonialism, giving it a flavour and atmosphere unlike any other city on earth.

Beyond the gleaming high-rises, the glitzy shopping malls and the wealth of dining establishments, Hong Kong’s streets and alleyways are alive and buzzing with the cultural and artistic influences that dominated the past and created the city. Hong Kong offers a host of fantastic attractions including scenic spots, local markets, theme parks, temples and museums.

Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Promenade

The Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront promenade offers incredible panoramic views of the famed Victoria Harbour and the memorable Hong Kong skyline. It is also a good place to watch the spectacular A Symphony of Lights, a nightly multimedia show with added pyrotechnics on special occasions.

Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour is one of Hong Kong's greatest assets with stunning views of the surrounding skyline. It can be best viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront promenade on the Kowloon side or the Peak on the Hong Kong side.

The Peak

Looking down from The Peak, visitors will be amazed by the spectacular view of the surrounding city skyline, Victoria Harbour and Kowloon, towering skyscrapers and peaceful green hillsides. The Peak Tram, pulled by steel cables, provides an option to get to the Peak by climbing 373 metres (about 1,200 feet).

Temple Street Night Market

Temple Street is an amazing shopping sight, featuring rows of brightly lit stalls hawking an astonishing variety of inexpensive items for men and women, including clothing, pens, watches, CDs, cassettes, electronic gadgets, hardware and luggage. Fortune-tellers cluster at the Yau Ma Tei end of the street, as do Chinese opera enthusiasts seeking kindred spirits for impromptu performances.

Wong Tai Sin Temple

Located in a tranquil natural setting remote from the nearby housing estates and the bustle of their streets, Wong Tai Sin Temple is, apart from being an important religious centre, a scenic attraction full of beautifully ornamented traditional buildings.

Happy Valley Racecourse

Attending a race meeting under the dazzling lights of the Happy Valley Racecourse is an opportunity to capture the essence and the vitality of Hong Kong Chinese culture. This magnificent course has been the home of Hong Kong horse racing since the first meeting was held on a strip of reclaimed marshland in 1846.

Museums in Tsim Sha Tsui

There are 4 museums in Tsim Sha Tsui: Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Science Museum and Hong Kong Space Museum. They are all within walking distance to Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel. These museums offer an insight into a wide range of topics to attendees who may have diverse interests.

Ocean Park

Ocean Park in Hong Kong is one of Southeast Asia's largest oceanaria and theme parks. It is located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, covering more than 870,000 square metres of land. In addition to sea creatures, Ocean Park also features giant pandas, sea jellies, birds, rides etc.

The above paragraphs merely highlight some examples of Hong Kong tourist attractions. For more information about these attractions or other site-seeing possibilities, please visit the Hong Kong Tourism Board webpage at


Hong Kong Tourist Information

ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, Jun. 5 - 8, 2012