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Symphony of Lights

Address: Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Tsim Mong Distict, Hong Kong, China
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Symphony of Lights Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise
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Ranked #118 of 209 Activities in Hong Kong
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: This spectacular multimedia show, combining lights, music and...
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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.
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Manila, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We got there 20 minutes for 8pm. Lots of people were already waiting for the show (at HK side) to start. We liked taking pictures of and with the HK skyline, with all the buildings lit up. However, we were disappointed with the Symphony of Lights. Totally underwhelming and not worth the wait.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It is not worth your money,you can see it for free from the harbour where the ferry leaves from.It was a couple of laser beams going across the water and some lights on the buildings.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It's really lame. If you happen to be there, then sure check it out. But don't come out of your way to see it.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Yes, it is "once in a lifetime experience" (as advertised) indeed -- just because once you have seen it, you will never want to see it ever, ever again. Another review praised the sheer number of buildings involved in the show, but they are uncoordinated with one another! Only interesting thing that happened during the show was a helicopter noisily... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

8pm the light show begins down near the Star Ferry Terminal. Looking out over to HK Island many buildings light up with a light show to accompanying music. It is good. Not incredible but certainly worth a look. The music isn't quite like Bellagio or Dubai Mall but a nice evening spent down near the water. It it easy to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My recent e-mail to the Hong Kong Tourism Board read as follows: To whom it may concern, May I first congratulate you on your beautiful city and its incredible skyline, which looks even more incredible at night! I would, however, like to express my dissapointment at the 'symphony of lights laser show'. Not for the lasers, or the lights, but... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

"Spectacular" is not a word I'd use to describe this light show. However, when you take into account how many buildings are involved, and the sheer logistics and programming that went into its creation, it *is* impressive from a technical standpoint. The result, however, as a viewer, is disappointing. See it if you happen to be near the Intercontinental Hotel... More 

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Gympie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It was amazing but if you are on the promenade you cant see it all around you. I recommend doing a river cruise for the lights. But if not get there early for a good seat as it fills fast. I got there about 6.30pm.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Please don't waste your time on this "attraction", if you can even categorize it as one. We forego the Mongkok street shopping to spend one precious evening walking along the avenue of stars and waiting for the light show. And what a letdown it was. It was just a simple synchronization of some building perimeter lights on the opposite shore.... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Well, we went there earlier and waited 45 mins. for the performance at 8pm. it was so windy in Nov and the place was crowded. Night view from Tsim Sha Tsui is nice as you can see the tall buildings in Central, however, I was disappointed with the Symphony of Lights show because there's nothing much to see, and I... More 

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