The Mysterious & Dark Side of Hong Kong


The Creative Historian

The Mysterious & Dark Side of Hong Kong

Spoken in: 中文, English

( 30 reviews ) star City tour Hong Kong 1 - 8 watch_later 2 hours
  • See the city when the sun goes down
  • Discover off the beaten path streets
  • Hear chilling stories of Hong Kong's history
  • Enjoy an experience full of mystery
  • Hear about local customs of death & worship
  • Private tour: only you & your local host

You will meet here: Sai Ying Pun Station Exit C

What you can expect

Ghosts, urban legends, mysterious buildings and stories of death, are you hooked? Then join me on a private tour behind alleys and in the shadows of Hong Kong to discover the dark history surrounding the streets of the city. In broad daylight, these places wouldn't even catch your attention, but when the lights go down, the mysterious vibes thrive!

Visit places full of stories and urban legends like a former old mental hospital or Blake Garden, Po Hing Fong and surrounding streets focused on the funeral businesses. You'll also see many heritage sites and hidden alleys. One of these places will be a site that many years ago used to host The Hungry Ghost Festival; here you will learn how the Chinese honor ancestors and lost souls.

Find out how the first hospital for the Chinese was set up, at times when plague and hillside mass grave were prevalence. Learn about the story behind many urban redevelopment projects in Central, from PMQ (former Police Married Quarters) to Tai Kwun (Central Police Compound and the former Victoria Prison, once the site of public executions). Do you know what the vault cafe at Fringe Club once was? Its name might give a hint!

Or how about a visit to Lan Kwai Fong, one of the most popular nightlife zone which in 1993 witnessed a mass stampede. Don't stay in the dark and discover this unique side of Hong Kong.

Any requests? Let me know, and I'll personalize this experience even more just for you!

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Meet me at the ground level of MTR Sai Ying Pun, Exit C
Old Mental Health Hospital
See the facade of Sai Ying Pun Community Complex
Local Sights
Walk on Bird's Bridge and visit Hollywood Road Park
Historical Buildings
Find out the history of Tung Wah Hospital and Kwong Fuk Ancestral Hall
Legends & Storytelling
Learn about the plague, Blake Garden and the Museum of Medical Sciences
Urban Development
See the transformation at the YMCA Bridges Street Centre, and PMQ
Gruesome Stories
Go behind Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Art, and the former Victoria Prison
Secret Past
Discover the Vault and Fringe Club
End of Tour
Chill out at Lan Kwai Fong

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City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Sai Ying Pun Station Exit C
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide


The Creative Historian

30 reviews

Born in HK, Designer by trade, getting inspirations and inner peace from an active lifestyle. Enjoy exploring my hometown after studying in the UK and working in China. Still learning local history through long walks, hikes, and freelance at local museums. Working and living in the Central & Western part of HK Island. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step," said Lao Tzu"

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