Treat your kiddies to a later bedtime while on vacation in Kong Kong by capping off the evening at the world’s largest permanent light and sound show. "A Symphony of Lights" has 44 buildings on both sides of the harbor lighting up in a synchronized dance of colored lights and laser beams at the stroke of 8 p.m. each night. Claim a spot at the Avenue of the Stars on the Tsim Sha Tsui side, or at the promenade of the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wanchai for the best views. You can also embark on a harbor cruise, or even a dinner cruise, onboard the aptly named Shining Star from the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui to watch all angles of the show out on the open sea.
By Emily Chu, AFAR Local Expert
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A Symphony of Lights, Hong Kong Skyline
Enjoy the Tshim sha Tsui Promende of the Kowloon Island, Hong Kong from the later afternoon, when it gets a little bit more pleasant and cooler compared to the humid and hot weather during the day. After sunset, try to get a nice place at the steps of the water front/promenade for the Symphony of lights. It is nicely done, with the lights of the different buildings lighting up according to the rhythm of the music and also the laser show, however to us it seemed a bit of a hype. It suffices to see it once.I don't know if you have better impression from the ship or boat! Anyway enjoy the vibes!
Cheesy as hell, but you have to do it...
Probably "the" only way to see this is from the ferries that ply Hong Kong Harbour.... and armed with a decent camera, which unfortunately, I was not: the iPhone had to suffice.
By Dave Finn