Seeing the Symphony of Lights was on my Hong Kong bucket list, mostly because I think light shows are cool, even without mind altering hallucinogens. Riding on a traditional Chinese junk boat in Asia also made the growing list. Boats are cool too.
The famous Symphony of Lights laser show does a display that runs throughout the skyscrapers along Victoria Harbour, the same body of water that an ancient sailing vessel, a junk boat, tours. Hmm. Wheels are turning in the brain.
Why not take a boat ride at the same time that the light magic happens? No reason. Duh. An example of stellar time management.
Aqua Luna features a traditional junk boat ride through Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, that also coincides with the Symphony of lights. No brainer.
The meeting point for boarding the ship was a short walk from the Avenue of the Stars, a tribute to the famous in Hong Kong’s film industry. A stroll that would be reminiscent to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, except I would recognize ninety percent of the stars in the later and only two in Hong Kong; Bruce Lee and Jackie Chen.
We arrived to the loading pier to catch our buoyant ride. Upon boarding we raced upstairs for prime seats, in the comfy lounge chairs, that came complete with blankets.
We wrapped ourselves up in the blanky, cuddled, listen to soothing background music and ordered our complimentary cocktails. It was romantic. Haven’t had that in a while.
This attraction could have stopped here and I would ave been happy. But, we proceeded to troll the harbour for an hour only stopping to catch the famous light show, which was not quite as impressive as the colorful lights of the fountain of Monjuic in Barcelona, but entertaining nonetheless.
Though I wanted to stay longer on the deck of the boat for another glass of red wine, this adventure was over. At least that’s what the deck hands said as they were urging me to leave. And they wanted their blankies back. Waa.
Have you seen the Symphony of Lights or taken a ride on a Hong Kong junk boat?
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