Hong Kong: The Dark Side of the City Walking Tour

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Uncover the dark truth behind the glittering facade of Hong Kong on this Kowloon tour. Join this unique experience that brings you face-to-face with the concealed stories of this vibrant metropolis.


  • The Stark Contrast of Urban Life: Tour a 10-Square-Meter Home Housing a Family
  • Witness a city that thrives on capitalism & every square inch is precious
  • See the Realities in a District Struggling with Poverty, Vice, & Gentrification


While Hong Kong is known as a thriving international finance center, visitors are often only shown the bright side of the city, with popular attractions like The Peak, Victoria Harbour, and Big Buddha taking center stage. But what about the 1.5 million people living in poverty, making Hong Kong one of the most unequal places on earth? Our tour delves into the heart of Hong Kong’s capitalist system, giving you a first-hand look at the grim reality many of its citizens face. You’ll visit a subdivided unit in one of the city’s poorest districts, providing a stark contrast to the economic prosperity that seems so abundant. Join us on a journey to see Hong Kong in a more realistic light and gain a deeper understanding of the true stories of its people. Sign up now for a thought-provoking and eye-opening tour. Tour Highlights: Skyrocketing Costs, Shrinking Spaces: Reveal the truth of Hong Kong's notorious housing crisis. Micro-Living, Mega-Impact: Experience first-hand the reality of living in a 10 square meter subdivided unit and the inhumane cage houses, a cage for people! The Hidden Layers: discover different kinds of extreme dwellings along the street which you may not notice yourself. The Dark Side: Gentrification unfolds in the midst of the city's most impoverished district, an area grappling with prostitution, drug, and gang. The Inconvenient Truth: Examining Hong Kong's Public Finances and the Correlation Between Its Tax Haven Status and Housing Prices.


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Important Information

  • Please note that in order to tell the story, this tour will be going to the poor area of town. If you do not seek knowledge into the darker side of Hong Kong, then this is not the right tour for you.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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