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Morning Hong Kong Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Learn about Hong Kong’s history and politics from a passionate guide

  • Put sights from St. John’s Cathedral to Hong Kong City Hall into context

  • See the Admiralty and Central areas in a different perspective

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Morning Hong Kong Walking Tour
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Morning Hong Kong Walking Tour
USD 16.35
Overview

Go deep into Hong Kong’s troubled past and current politics on this fascinating guided walking tour, which will transform the way you see the territory. Learn how the British colonized Hong Kong and handed it back to China. Along the way, find out how two banks fought a feng shui war, and why the British chose to build Hong Kong’s capital amid the hills.

What to Expect
Firstly you will meet your guide at the Admiralty MTR station Exit A (near McDonald) then set off on your 2.5-hours walking tour in the Admiralty and Central area of Hong Kong. The time will be allocated into the following sties and topics:

The first 1.5-hours will be our story on how Hong Kong got here and where it may be going. Specifically: 
1. Central Government Complex - China promised a democratic progression in our constitution but why did it not happened in 2017? What is Umbrella Movement and why it became the most sensitive topic in Hong Kong now?
2. Tamar Park - How the British colonized Hong Kong and what happened to Hong Kong after 1898? Why is the handover of Hong Kong is on 1997 and was this a happy reunion between Hong Kong and China?
3. People's Liberation Army Building - What is One Country Two Systems and why China made this promise to Hong Kong? What happened after 1989 Tienanmen Square Massacre and where did all the Hong Kong people go?
4. City Hall - Japanese occupation in Hong Kong during Second World War. How did China convince the UK to return Hong Kong without a war between the two countries?
5. The Court of Final Appeal - Is there really a One Country Two Systems in Hong Kong? What is the ultimate tool the Beijing government uses to control Hong Kong?

The remaining tour focuses on the development of the Central business district. Specifically:
1. The Feng Shui battle between HSBC and Bank of China - The most powerful bank in Hong Kong and its superstitious belief. Its Feng Shui war and competition against its neighbor, Bank of China.
2. Queen's Road Central - The original coastline of Hong Kong and how it evolved overtime. Why did the British chose to build the capital of Hong Kong in Central when it is so hilly and no land around? A comparison of modern day Hong Kong versus old Hong Kong.
Reviews (72)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Highly recommended

Did the tour on my last day in HK but it's better to do it on one of your first days. You'll get to know a new perspective of HK, you will know more about the political and historical situation and at the end Carmen...More

Thank JanaB2194
Reviewed 3 days ago
Really interesting and informative - would thoroughly recommend!

Armie was a great tour guide. The information was varied, informative and funny in parts. It's a great tour for those who want to understand a bit more about the culture, history and politics, as opposed to being told which building is which. I would...More

Thank traveller123347
Reviewed 3 days ago
Wonderful tour

I grew up in Hong Kong but still found this tour very interesting and informative. Our guide, Johnson was very engaging, intertwining serious topis with light-hearted personal experience. The tour is certainly he best thing I have done with my daughter in our short stay...More

Thank Excursion602993
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Engaging and informative

The tour I took was hosted by Johnson, a friendly young man who instantly made everyone feel welcome. Lots of interesting information was explained, looking at Hong Kong's history and how it is currently administrated. The 2.5 hour tour passed all too quickly. This is...More

Thank Stormbel
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great and informative

As someone who lives in Hong Kong I wanted to learn more about the city I currently call home. I wanted something more than this is the exhibition centre, this is x, etc and I also wanted to understand a bit more of the political...More

Thank 977beckym
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Cosmopolitan816834
21 September 2018|
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Response from Bloomerj129 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Saw this too late. I would not know though. You would have needed to check the website.
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sunniegirl7
4 September 2018|
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Response from Bloomerj129 | Reviewed this property |
The tour I did was from Admiralty MTR station. This is one station on from Central, which is connected to the HK Airport Express Hong Kong station by an underpass.
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jovol
25 April 2018|
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Response from Eevers | Reviewed this property |
I can’t remember the exact time the tour started but if you check the start and end times in their website that will give you a better idea. Keep in mind that the airport is out on Lantau Island and travel time to & from... More
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