The Real Hong Kong: Highs and Lows

From £45 per person

Book now
Key Details
3 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Instant Confirmation
Live Guide

Select date and participants:


What You'll Do
  • Explore Hong Kong’s 2 extremes, from affluent neighborhoods to public housing districts
  • Learn about the revitalization projects that are bringing vitality to struggling communities
  • Experience Hong Kong’s up-and-coming arts and culture scene
  • Visit the Garment District of Hong Kong and learn about the city’s role in international clothing production
  • Go on a treasure hunt through the city’s biggest flea market
  • Gain an insight into why Hong Kong has the highest income
Get a unique opportunity to learn what it really means to live in Hong Kong. Experience the city’s two sides, luxurious districts and struggling communities, and find out what’s being done to improve the city’s once-neglected neighborhoods.
What to Expect
Hong Kong is home to some of the richest people in the world, with the most USD billionaires (and the fourth most millionaires) per capita. But the city also has the highest income inequality in the developed world, with one-fifth of its population living under the poverty line. The rich and the poor of Hong Kong stand further apart from each other than anywhere else on Earth. But interestingly, the richest and the poorest districts of Kowloon sit just next to each other.

On this Hong Kong city tour, you’ll venture into both the rich and poor communities to learn about the areas’ development, as well as the cultures of those who call these districts home. You’ll look at some legacies of the British colonial period and learn how the city is revitalizing its heritage buildings, as well as the public’s quest to promote local arts and culture.

Your Hong Kong tour will lead you to the posh Kowloon Tong through a big recreation ground and park, which acts as a buffer from the hustle and bustle of urban Kowloon. Here you’ll discover many quaint streets – and expensive cars. This is a luxury neighbourhood, home to affluent locals, with whooping real estate price tags.

From there, you’ll visit what was once the biggest shopping mall in Hong Kong. Find out why so many shoppers lose their sense of direction and just let their shopping instinct take over amid the more than 200 shops and restaurants.  

You’ll then explore the other side of the city, an area that’s home to social housing and charity organisations. Yet despite the poverty, this district of Hong Kong is full of character and color. As you explore, you’ll learn about the local government’s efforts to improve the community, and see sites such as the first generation of public housing in Hong Kong and a former factory turned into an art studio and exhibit space. You’ll find out why so many Hong Kongers are rediscovering this area, checking out its vibrant markets, electronics shopping malls, and the nearby Garment District. You’ll finish off your Hong Kong city tour on a treasure hunt through the city’s best known flea market.

From rich to poor, luxury to grassroots, if there’s one thing you’ll see on this tour, it’s the real Hong Kong! 
What's Included
  • Local English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
  • Any personal expenses
Meeting Point

Prince Edward MTR station Exit A

What to Remember
Tours may be cancelled due to weather, particularly if there is a typhoon, rainstorm, or thunderstorm warning. Please contact the tour supplier to discuss arrangements.

Dress standard:
Wear comfortable shoes for lots of walking and exploring.

Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

From £45 per person

Book now
Our promise to you
  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle best price guarantee
Organized by

Urban Adventures Asia & Russia

Product ID: 51008