Symphony of Lights
Hong Kong's Symphony of Lights is the largest permanent light and sound show in the world. 42 of the city's buildings are illuminated every night.
Symphony of Lights is a nightly light and sound show in which 42 buildings and attractions in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon participate with music, laser lights and firework displays.
The Symphony of Lights show takes place at 8 pm every day - provided there are no weather warnings - and follows five main themes celebrating the essence of Hong Kong: awakening (the growth of Hong Kong), energy (the strength of Hong Kong), heritage (the region's culture and tradition), partnership (the union of the two sides of the Harbour) and celebration (the city's prosperous future).
Best place to watch the Symphony of Lights
The best places from which to view this unmissable multimedia show are from a boat cruise on Victoria Harbour or from Tsim Sha Tsui, between the Avenue of Stars and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and on the waterfront promenade at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai (Hong Kong Island). The music and narration of the show is broadcast in these areas and admission is free so you'll get the full experience.
There's also a dedicated mobile app available for download allowing you to follow the music of the show. Check out the Symphony of Lights website for more information.
The Symphony of Lights show is a must-see attraction for any visitor to Hong Kong. Given the central locations from which to watch the show, the fact that it's free and that it makes the city's iconic skyline even more impressive, it's well worth seeing. If you're planning to do a boat trip on Victoria Harbour, which is highly recommended, you can also combine the two and watch the show from the water.