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Morning Hong Kong Walking Tour

Morning Hong Kong Walking Tour
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Morning Hong Kong Walking Tour
US$16.32
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 5 days ago via mobile
Perfect tour to discover why HK is as it is

We did the tour on Sunday morning with Carmen. She is a really great guide!! Even it is not a sightseeing tour, but a historical and politica kind of tour, it did not become boring at all. She knew very much about the political movements...More

Thank Marta M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent walking tour

My husband and I loved this walking tour. In fact it was one of the best walking tours we've been on anywhere. Michael was a great tour guide who grew up in Hong Kong. I loved hearing his family's personal story and learning so much...More

1  Thank ak042687
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent free walking tour of Hong Kong

HK Free Walk brings to Hong Kong a model that successfully exists in many cities in Europe and the US. Steven our guide was extremely knowledgeable, spoke excellent english and gave us many insights to everyday life in hong kong. It was a pleasure to...More

Thank Oeliram
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
See the other side of Hong Kong

Johnson was an excellent guide - good balance of information, having the ability (and patience) to address the questions from a very mixed bunch and a kind chap. Have been to HK many times and this is definitely a refreshing view of the place.

Thank YEEL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
All the things you never dared to ask

I'd like to recommend this tour to people who're interested in the history and politics of Hong Kong. The stories about the experiences of the guide, his friends and family make history come alive and give an insight in the tense relationship between Hong Kong...More

Thank Benny D
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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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