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Walking Tour on Dark Side of Hong Kong

Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you like to travel with a purpose and look below the surface, this gritty, hard-edged tour is for you. Discover the poverty that underpins Hong Kong’s shiny skyscrapers as you visit traditional markets and areas of poor housing. From homelessness and cage homes through to tenement houses and vanishing crafts, it’s a trip you won’t easily forget.
  • Delve below Hong Kong’s sleek surface to see how the city’s poor really live
  • Learn about the conditions that underpin Hong Kong’s housing crisis
  • Visit traditional markets and lower income areas
  • See cage homes, subdivided apartments, and how the homeless live

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • MTR Mong Kok Station
    Mong Kok, Hong Kong

    We are meeting OUTSIDE Mong Kok MTR Station Exit B3 - Please make sure you find B3, not B2 exit.

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

  • Sham Shui Po Station
    Hong Kong

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Janet W, May 2019
Having been to HK several times but staying in beautiful hotels in Central, I didn’t know much about the diversity of the city until the glimpse this tour with Armie gave me. This tour was extremely interactive. Armie was as curious about what we thought as we were with his local knowledge. With this firsthand info, my perception of HK has flipped. When you take this tour you’ll get to go into an apartment to see exactly what living in 90 sqft would feel like perhaps as a family of 4 would do. At more than one point we were sat down in a quiet spot to share reactions to what we had experienced. I hope everyone takes the time to seek out this knowledge.
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Product code: 42990P5