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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
US$16.41
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 after?
4. City Hall - Japanese occupation in Hong Kong during Second World War. How did China convince the British Empire 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. HSBC Building and Bank of China Building - 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.
3. St. John Cathedral - 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.

The tour will finish at St. John Cathedral at which point the guest may choose to:
1. Join "Skip the Line to Victoria Peak Admission" if it is available. Please read more in the following link:
https://en.tripadvisor.com.hk/AttractionProductDetail-g294217-d10519576-a_aidSuffix.tvrm-a_partner.Viator-a_product.42990P2-Hong_Kong_Free_Tours-Hong_Kong.html
2. The guide will also point out what are the nearby local restaurants for lunch. The guide will also stay behind to answer any questions or help you to plan your trip.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Hong Kong Free Walking Tour

We booked the Hong Kong Free Walking Tour the morning of our second day. Carmen was a knowledgeable tour guide who gave us a glimpse into her family’s story in Hong Kong and though this personalized the island’s history. By looking at the past we...More

Thank Cecile D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great overview of Hong Kong history

This is a great way to get oriented to the city and learn about its history. Our tour guide was Johnson, and he was great. Very knowledgeable and friendly, and shared his own personal story of his experience living in Hong Kong. He told the...More

Thank QualityBond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Highly Recommended!

We landed late on the Friday night and went on this tour on the Saturday morning. The meet up place was easy to find and despite the rain the tour was quite busy. Our guide was Armie, a great young guy, the tour was a...More

1  Thank Julie6723
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent - highly recommended!

Me & two friends met in Hong Kong for an extended-weekend trip. One of them had taken a different tour with the company already, and we were not disappointed with this one eiter. On the contrary! We were super happy with it and very much...More

Thank Meike W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fascinating alternative history of Hong Kong

This was a great tour to discover something about the real history of Hong Kong and the options for its future. Recommended for anyone who is interested in how this dynamic and unique history came to be and its relationship with with China now and...More

Thank Bloomerj129
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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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