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Afternoon Walking Tour on Dark Side of Hong Kong

  • See a different side of Hong Kong, from a local’s perspective
  • Visit hidden places in Kowloon, off the usual tourist trail
  • See multiple markets like The Birds Market, and The Flower Market
Afternoon Walking Tour on Dark Side of Hong Kong
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Afternoon Walking Tour on Dark Side of Hong Kong

See an alternative, local’s perspective of Hong Kong in this Kowloon walking tour of the less affluent areas of the city. You’ll visit lesser-known places that tourists wouldn’t usually go to, and hear candid insights about what real life is like for a local. Learn about the social and housing crisis, and see multiple markets in one day in Mong Kok, Prince Edward, and Sham Shui Po.

What to Expect

After meeting your guide, you’ll head to Mong Kok, and Prince Edward. You’ll visit The Goldfish Market, The Flower Market, and The Birds Market, learning about the background of these places, and the challenges they face.

The next part of the tour gives insight into the housing crisis of Hong Kong. You’ll see Boundary Street Sport Centre, Portland Street, and Tenement House—learning about the struggles and challenges encountered by locals and where they live.

Stop off at Lui Seng Chun for Chinese herbal tea, before heading to Tung Chau Street to learn about the reality of the poverty line in Hong Kong. After this, you’ll visit Pei Ho Street, where you’ll find out about subdivided housing, cage housing, and how homeless people live.
The tour ends at Sham Shui Po market—you can either stay here, or your guide will point out the nearest MTR station.

Reviews (41)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Brutally Honest

Despite having been to Hong Kong on a few occasions, this is the tour that I must say is the most honest portrayal of the everyday life of a typical Hong Konger. I salute Armie (our guide for the day) for his brutal honesty. The...More

1  Thank tmlie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best way to understand Hong Kong life

Currently living in Hong Kong and having my parents visiting me, I really enjoyed showing something different to my parents than just touristic places. Micheal is a really good guide, the tour is really interesting. I would recommend it for everyone who wants to understand...More

Thank Expedition815439
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Kowloon-the otherside

We have done the touristy sites and attractions of Hong Kong so we chose this as a different walking tour-it certainly was. Michael-The owner- led the tour himself.We started off for the first hour looking at shops and markets beginning to appreciate the cost of...More

Thank paulgray1
Reviewed 30 August 2018
Did both - Kowloon & Hong Kong Tour

We've been to Hong Kong a few times so we have done all the touristy stuff. So decided to take this alternative Hong Kong tour, which was great. Got a deeper look into the city, how it works , for a locals point of view....More

Thank TammyK1275
Reviewed 10 August 2018
The Best Way to Explore Hong Kong

I signed up for this tour prior to landing in Hong Kong in hope of gaining a more in-depth understanding of Hong Kong through a different lens. And, I must say, the tour exceeded my expectations. For people looking for a different, less touristy, more...More

Thank YiYunL28
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4 October 2018|
Response from TammyK1275 | Reviewed this property |
Three hours .. really enjoyed the Kowloon tour more