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Symphony of Lights

Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Tsim Mong Distict, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #195 of 413 attractions in Hong Kong
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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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Woking, United Kingdom
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358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I expected something to wow me... but we actually left before the end as there is not much to see. We could not hear the music, the place was packed but I do not know what the fuss is about. I wish I knew in advance as I would not bother.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had the 'show' recommended to us by various websites. The skyline at night was beautiful and picturesque. We arrived early and had to jostle for standing/sitting space and we were 5 minutes into the show (in Cantonese that night) before we realised it was happening. We were waiting for maybe coordinated building light ups or something cool (we had... More

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Mornington, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What was so impressive was seeing the lights of the skyline at night. When it came to the light show and music, it was terrible. It really didn't add justice to the city but cheapen it. Too many people jockeying for position. I would rather go when the show is over and you will have more freedom to walk around,... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Absolutely terrible. We rushed to the promenade with the understanding that there would be English commentary on the night. The first ten minute of the commentary was dedicated to the corporate sponsors of the light show. This show lasted maybe 14 minutes and nothing was spectacular. We could not bring ourselves to stay longer. It was just not worth the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I got "cheated" by the reviews that it's one of the must go attraction place. The lighting show was a flop. Maybe i come from singapore where there's much better laser shows,this was totally embarrassing. Too overrated. Not recommended unless u have a lot of free time.

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Gurgaon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a very beautiful show and shows Hong Kong in a completely different light. We chose to watch the show from atop a Cruise Ferry that takes you around the harbour for almost half an hour. The buildings light up in myriad shades and are a view that you would never forget. The Red Junk Boats floating around in... More

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Northern ireland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We paid to go on the Star Ferry tour to see this light show. We waited in a large bustling queue of people with zero manners. We sat on a packed boat and collected our drinks and fig roll cake things. I went to the back of the boat and waited for the show to start. After a while, camera... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The nightly laser-light show is one of the things you must see while you're in Hong Kong. It starts at 8pm every night and lasts about 13 minutes. The best place to view it is from the Kowloon side of Victoria Harbor, either from the Harborfront Promenade, or from the Avenue of the Stars - -or from one of the... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

While in Hong Kong in June 2014, we thought we'd catch the much talked-about Symphony of Lights on the Victoria Harbour, since it was just a few blocks from our hotel. It was somewhat impressing given that it involves about 40 skyscrapers shooting choreographed laser beams to music. It lasts about 10 minutes. The music, however, was not very inspiring.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is 10 minutes of wasted time. A bunch of random buildings lighting up in random ways, rather vaguely to a rather boring soundtrack. Hundreds of people lined up watching this in virtual silence, save for one almost excited gasp when the first lasers went off. Really - don't bother.

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