Free tour

Kowloon Walking Tour - The Dark Side of Hong Kong

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Registered on February 22, 2020

There is a story behind each place we set foot in, each person we meet, and each culture we experience. We are the locals in Hong Kong to share our Hong Kong stories with you. The idea of Hong Kong Free Tours is to connect you with the locals and visit our home with the local perspective. Our walking tours is about what we care as a Hong Konger, instead of herding you through attractions.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Uncover the naked truth behind the glittering facade of Hong Kong on our Kowloon free tour. Unlike our Hong Kong food and culture tour, this unique experience brings you face to face with the concealed stories of this vibrant metropolis.

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?

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.

**Tourism is slowly recovering in Hong Kong, and we are in the process of restarting free walking tours as well. However, we need to run the Hong Kong and Kowloon tours as a PAID tour in the time being, and only offer these tours once per week (instead of everyday). For the Hong Kong & Kowloon Tour, the fee will be HKD 104 per person to join.**

If you accept this arrangement, you can either make a payment using the link below:
(If you have a reservation for two people, then make a payment two times)

You can also choose to pay the tour guide directly by simply show up at the meeting point. However, we will not send a tour guide for the tour if there are less than two paid customer 48 hours prior to the starting time of the tour so we cannot guarantee a tour will take place for you decided to walk in.

Please let us know once you have made a payment and we can confirm the tour. We apologize for any inconvenience cause, please feel free to contact us (+852 9444 8472) for more information.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok...
    Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
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    Mong Kok MTR Exit B3

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Goldfish Market

    How the cost of rent on this district becoming so high for public to afford.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Flower Market Road

    Under all the major industries include finance and trading, how and why does flower market still exists?

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Yuen Po Street Bird Garden

    Bird flu is a concern in Hong Kong for its impact on public health. What’s the future of this traditional market and what are the measures to prevent the spread of the disease.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Boundary Street Sports Centre No. 1

    Hong Kong has one of the least affordable housing markets in the world. Is it a unsolveable issue under the high property prices and limited available space?

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Portland Street

    From tenement houses to skyscrapers, how Hong Kong maintain it’s significant low tax rate by land sale?

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Cedar Street

    Visiting a subdivided unit in Prince Edward, offer a glimpse into the reality of the city’s housing crisis.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.