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“The #1 tourist attraction in Hong Kong? It's good but not THAT good.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong

Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong
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US$ 28.40*
and up
Walking in the Darkness Experience in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Experience an "Unseen" tour you never experience before. Unlike ordinary sight-seeing spots in Hong Kong, we offer a "dark" and inspiring experience. Please visit our website for more detail. PRE-BOOKING for English tour is essential as there are only a few English sessions daily. Purchase tickets online at our ticketing system before it is too late. Opening: Tue-Fri 10:00-19:30, English sessions: 11:30, 13:45, 17:00.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Murdochsroomate
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The #1 tourist attraction in Hong Kong? It's good but not THAT good.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

Having visually impaired tour guides lead you around the city -- so to speak -- in the pitch dark is definitely an original idea and definitely educational. But the #1 tourist attraction in Hong Kong? Come on, people. It's not THAT great. For those unfamiliar with the concept, when you arrive at the entrance to the exhibit, you are handed a white cane and sent inside -- at which point, you can see nothing. Your guide tells you to follow her voice and a maze of walls and rails as she guides you through a series of city environments. You hear sounds that hint at where you are and you feel your way around through different situations. Of course, everyone gets totally lost, crashes into things, and has to help others find there way onto seats and things. The tour is over an hour long but it seems to fly by. And our tour guide was very fun and animated. I think everyone should have to do a workshop like this once in their lives. It's a great way to encourage support among the public for measures to accommodate people with disabilities.

I really don't have any particular criticism of the experience. It's just that, viewing all the ratings here, you'd think this was better than Disneyland, and that's pushing things just a bit. It's a cool, original idea, but it's not on exactly on par with the great museums or historical landmarks of the world. By all means, go. But, after reading all the glowing reviews here, you may want to adjust your expectations down a touch just to make sure you're not disappointed.

Visited May 2012
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Greenville NC
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“AMAZING!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

Do it - I was so glad we did. I thought maybe this was overhyped but it really was just that good. I would caution if you are a person who has anxiety issues this may not be for you. It can be a bit overwhelming to navigate the experience but that is the point. They only offer one English class a day so I would book ahead of time to be sure to get a spot.

Visited April 2012
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Thailand
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49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very Humbling and Insightful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

This really puts things into perspective. How lucky we are to go about our lives with the luxury of sight. For an hour and a half you are without sight and it's a very insightful experience. You should not miss this!

Visited April 2012
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Saudi Arabia
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A real experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

One of our group wasn't comfortable with the tour.. But Henry our guide was AMAZING!

Visited May 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Precious Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

It's a very meaningful and enlightening experience. Try it!

Visited April 2012
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