Unique Hong Kong Attraction
One of the most unusual experiences anyone can have when visiting Hong Kong is Dialogue in the Dark. Blind trainers and guides lead groups in complete darkness, where they must learn to rely on all of their other senses. The exhibition first opened in 1988, and has since held workshops and hosted exhibits in over 30 countries worldwide. The exhibits have been visited by people in 110 different cities in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Role reversal helps people to understand what blind people experience on a daily basis. The program has provided jobs for over 7,000 people.
The Dialogue in the Dark exhibit in Hong Kong opened in 2010. The exhibition takes approximately 75 minutes to navigate. Visitors explore different types of environments using smell, temperature and texture, and various sounds. The exhibition is constructed in total darkness. Visitors enter a pitch-black environment, where guides who are visually-impaired lead visitors to experience the environment and see the world the way they do in a much more inclusive setting. You'll experience places in Hong Kong you won't otherwise see, in a unique way. When you enter the exhibit, you'll find there are five different environments to explore.
At Dialogue in the Dark you'll visit a park, a ferryboat, a market, a theatre and a cafe. Every one of the environments is unique. You'll experience each of the environments by its sounds, smells, textures, and tastes. Without using your sight, your other senses will become stronger and more alert as you explore each of the different environments. Visitors with normal vision have to rely on their visually-impaired guides to get them through the exhibit. By exploring the exhibit, you can understand what it's like for visually-impaired people to function on a daily basis.
The Dialogue in the Dark exhibition is a fun and exciting way to experience firsthand how visually-impaired people live all the time. By exploring this unique exhibit, you'll have a new appreciation for all of your senses as well as for those who can't rely on their sight to manage their everyday lives. Several precautions must be observed by all visitors who enter the exhibit for everyone's safety. There's no light at all, and if you don't feel comfortable, you can leave with the assistance of a guide. You may not bring flashlights or have any form of light or illuminated objects with you. Don't take coats, bags, or umbrellas that you must carry with you. They may safely be left before entering the exhibit.
|Admission (HK$)||Tuesday - Friday||Saturday, Sunday
& Public Holidays
|Student, Eldery or Adult Birthday month discount||$75||$90|
Hints & Tips
- If you want to arrange the English tour, it is a good idea to book it in advance via official website or call +852 2310 0833.
- The tours have a maximum capacity of 8 persons.
- Also, do not forget to bring HK$10-20 in coins. You will use it at the cafe.
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