The venue of the 4th International Conference S.ARCH-2017 was the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture. The city of Hong Kong is an autonomous territory on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary of the South China Sea, sharing its northern border with the Guangdong Province of Mainland China. With 7.2 million residents of various nationalities, Hong Kong is the world's fourth most densely populated sovereign state or territory. The territory's area consists of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories, and over 200 offshore islands, of which the largest is Lantau Island.

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Hong Kong is one of the world's most significant financial centres, having the highest Financial Development Index score and ranked as the world's most competitive economy in the world. It issues the world's 13th most traded currency, the Hong Kong dollar.

Hong Kong is known for its skyline and deep natural harbour. The territory has the second largest number of high-rises than any other urban agglomeration in the world.

Hong Kong is the world's most visited city.

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The Star Ferry service, founded in 1888, operates two lines across Victoria Harbour and provides scenic views of Hong Kong's skyline. Hong Kong is famous for its junks traversing the harbour, and small kai-to ferries that serve remote coastal settlements.

Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. The statue is sited near Po Lin Monastery and symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and faith. It is a major centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong, and is also a popular tourist attraction. A 25-minute cable car drive in a Crystal Cabin with its glass bottom offers an amazing bird’s eye view of the magical deep blue sea and lush green mountainside underneath.

Victoria Peak is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. Locally it is known as The Peak and with an elevation of 552 m is the highest point on Hong Kong Island, It is a major tourist attraction that offers views over Central, Victoria Harbour, Lamma Island and the surrounding islands. The Peak Tower incorporates the upper station of the Peak Tram, the funicular railway operating from the St. John's Cathedral in Hong Kong's Central district. Driving with the Peak Tram is an unique visual experience.

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Tai O is a fishing village with a flair of traditional Chinese living, partly located on an island of the same name, on the western side of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. The citizens of Tai O are mainly the Tanka people, descendants of Hong Kong’s first settlers. Also known as the "Venice of Hong Kong", Tai O is a hot tourist spot for both foreigners and residents of other parts of Hong Kong, despite damage by a fire in July 2000. The pang uks, a kind of stilt house, built right over the waterway are still quite scenic. A rope bridge tended by local women used to be quite popular with visitors, but it has been replaced with a steel pedestrian bridge in October 1996. Shops on the narrow lanes over the river are selling the traditional salted fish and shrimp paste. For a small fee, some residents will take tourists out on their boats along the river and for short jaunts into the sea. Many tourists come to Tai O specifically to take these trips to see Chinese white dolphins. It is also a good place to see the sunset.

As oasis of green in urban Kowloon setting, the Hong Kong Park is colourful and scenic place with a tranquil and serene atmosphere. Nan Lian Garden is a Tang-style landscaped Chinese garden of classical elegance based on the blueprint of the famous Jiangshouju Garden in Shanxi Province. Among attractions of the Nan Lian Gardenis is certainly the Pavilion of Absolute Perfection ("Golden Pavilion") and Zi Wu Bridge.

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Tung Choi Street is a street situated between south of Sai Yeung Choi Street and Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok, Kowloon. It is one of the most well-known street markets in Hong Kong. Its southern section is popularly known as Ladies' Market or Ladies' Street.
Lan Kwai Fong is a small square of streets in Central, Hong Kong. It is now a popular expatriate haunt in Hong Kong for drinking, clubbing and dining.

The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is the first theme park and is the fifth Magic Kingdom-style park. It is located at Penny’ Bay at Lantau Island and is approximately two kilometres far from Discovery Bay. The resort contains also the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Hollywood Hotel, and several retail, dining and entertainment facilities.

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