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Symphony of Lights

Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Tsim Mong Distict, Hong Kong, China
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Owner description: This spectacular multimedia show, combining lights, music and narration involves 19 key buildings on Hong Kong Island. The facades of skyscrapers are... more » Owner description: This spectacular multimedia show, combining lights, music and narration involves 19 key buildings on Hong Kong Island. The facades of skyscrapers are decked out in lights that, at the flick of a switch, glow in a myriad of colours depicting Hong Kong’s colourful and bustling atmosphere. « less
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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Is definite sight for tourists. It is not the most impressive light show, but it is worth seeing while visiting. It really captures the essence of the city as you watch the light pour from buildings belonging to some of the worlds most wealthy, powerful, and influential company's. It is also a nice time to people watch and see all... More

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Witham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Well,first of all, remember this is a free event!(If you view from the harbour and not from an organised boat tour.) If you go expecting the most amazing light and music show ever you will definitely be disappointed. However if you go for the shared experience and admire the whole skyline and city as part of the show and keep... More

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Worcester
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

What a huge disappointment! We were not sure if the show had started, the boats crackly music system was so distorted it was almost painful to hear. There was one very dim laser light and a few searchlights and that was it. We have seen better street lights on the side of the road. This all mixed with cheap "free"... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Before leaving on holiday our travel agent tried to talk us into doing a tour to see the symphony of lights by boat Thank goodness we didn't! What a waste of money that would have been. If you happen to be there when the show is on, why not, stay and watch it, but I certainly wouldn't go out of... More

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manchester
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

As other recent reviews state, not spectacular, not special, not very well choreographed, just not very good. Lasers are OK... But they were spectacular in the 80s. These days you need a bit more and this didn't have it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A previous reviewer used the word lacklustre and I think this is a more accurate description. Perhaps because it is a nightly occurrence they have gotten a bit blasé about it. I really was hoping for something more. The buildings light up (which most do normally in Hong Kong anyway) and some have lasers on the top of them. That's... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Although this has been promoted a fair bit, I really don’t find it that special. It attracted far too many tourists to view it at that time, making it extreme to walk along the harbor. Also many tourist around were disappointed. If you are around this area, I guess it is worth to stay for a bit to see what... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

the cityscape was really, really spectacular but the light show added nothing to it I could have enjoyed the view itself this much without the show this show took 10-15 minutes I think it is overrated, not recommended unless you have nothing to do It's free though

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Chennai (Madras), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

All in all it was a decent light show. Certainly a lot of effort has gone into this show. But from a viewer perspective it is very ordinary and may be my expectations was huge from the reviews i read about it. but after seeing the light show i can state for a matter of fact that these reviews are... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was a new attraction, since we lived in Hong Kong. We arrived at the avenue of the Stars; very crowded as you would expect for HK. I was not impressed and we let after about 10 minutes. Found it boring and under whelming.

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