Hong Kong is a scenic city with a burgeoning economy and tourism. Deemed as one of top destinations in Asia, this city offers a fabulous array of attractions and delights to its visitors.
The Clock tower, skyline and Symphony of Lights are just three of the many visited places in this beautiful city. The Symphony of Lights is Hong Kong’s tribute to its people and their diversity, vitality, energy and the city itself.
Hong Kong’s Symphony of Lights, is a light and sound show simultaneously. It also comes with a narrative that recounts Hong Kong’s culture and history. No need to worry since it is a free show offered to all by the city and it takes place every night at around 8 in the evening, and lasts for about 15 minutes. Yes, you can see this show every night without pending a dime for the entire year!
photo by Tama Leaver
It’s easy to find since its stage is the entire city, literally. The clock tower, the skyline and the lights combined together to make a unique show for all to enjoy. You can watch the lights from just about anywhere in the waterfront.
Why must you visit the Symphony of Lights? Simple, because of its awe-inspiring lights, cunning music and awesome narration.
The show is involved with lights, and lots of it. There are lights everywhere, from the commercial centers up to the different buildings like the Bank of China, Jardine House, the Peninsula, IFC Towers, HSBC Building and many more. The lofty buildings are going to it up with beams that shoot out.
The lights and beams go in sync with the music most of the time, but it still depends on where you are situated or whether you will hear the music and the narration. It is so magical!
The music broadcasts, though, are limited to certain places only just like at the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai near its Convention Center and the Kowloon side along the Tsim Sha Tsui’s picturesque waterfront between the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the iconic Avenue of Stars and. So, pick a place where you can listen to the music well.
The music is a mix of Chinese and Oriental style. If you wish to listen to the music through your phone, just dial the number 35-665-665 and you can access the soundtrack.
The narrative will be in 3 different languages depending on the day of the week. English narrations are available during Fridays, Wednesdays and Mondays. Mandarin Chinese on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays while Cantonese during Sundays.
If you happen to be in Hong Kong on major holiday like Chinese New Year, then the Symphony of Lights is not to be missed. During holidays, the light show goes beyond its steep buildings and into the stunning Harbour itself. To make things even better, there will be fireworks that will spice up to an already awesome sight.