What Do Ghosts Eat? Wan Chai Ghosts & Food Tour

  • DATE / TIME
    Monday & Friday / 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • LOCATION
    Wan Chai
  • MEETING POINT
    Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen's Rd East, Wan Chai
  • DURATION
    Approx. 3 hours
  • FEE
    HKD 420 (adult)
    HKD 250 (child aged 6-12)
    (All food tastings included)
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • TOUR DETAILS
    The BEST ghost tour in town, because there's so much more than ghosts...

    Amid the skyscrapers of Hong Kong lie a labyrinth of haunted tales. Hungry ghosts? Haunted loos? Seaside spirits? Take your pick. In fact, locals believe that the universes of deities, humans and ghosts intertwine. The souls of the dead linger and bless their descendants. There are elaborate rituals that local Chinese perform to feed, pacify, entertain, or even bribe the ghosts. Modern ghosts have modern taste too - with next of kin offering everything from Gucci gowns to Ferraris.

    To heighten your sensory experiences, we will be tasting 4 delicious local treats. Some of them may be offering for the deities or ghosts too!

    And what better neighborhood than Wan Chai to showcase these traditions? Wan Chai, literally ‘Little Bay’ in Cantonese, is one of the first settlements that the British developed after they took Hong Kong in 1841. The original shoreline got marooned inland generations ago, but the deep layers of history anchored along Queen’s Road East have conspired with the swirl of 21st-century urban redevelopment to make Wan Chai a fertile ground of merry ghost/myth-making.

    And did we say that the ghosts sometimes come out from the underworld and move among the living? So you better watch your back!

    Tour Highlights:
    • World War II and the city’s biggest concentration of haunted tales
    • Urban picnic with soothing tea, yummy buns, fresh-off-the-oven pastries, and a local specialty called "fried ghosts"
    • The vast range of Chinese gods catering to all your needs and desires
    • Businesses that cater to all the ghost pleasing rituals
    • A top haunted house, hipster hangouts, the muffled peal of church bells, forgotten temples, and more!


    "I have lived in HK for over 20 years and this tour was a total revelation. Our extremely knowledgeable guide Haider was a wonderful host and shared many anecdotes and stories from Hong Kong's past revealing a side to Wanchai that I would never have known otherwise. From the PP3 Buddha, the Modrian designs, the haunted house......and who ever knew there was a huge and wonderful hidden catholic church in the heart of wanchai! A really exceptional tour and recommended for all visitors to HK. I can't wait to do another of the Walk in HK tours. "
    —Monica B. on TripAdvisor

    "The Urban Myths Tour in Wan Chai was a thoroughly enjoyable experience to me. I've been working in Wan Chai for 2 years but have never learnt about the hidden stories. The myths told by our knowledgeable guide were truly eye-opening, especially the story behind Hopewell Centre, where exactly I worked at. Though the haunting myths were merely stories spread by word of mouth, the guide's explanation was still very detail and informative. Engrossing stories, professional guide, an afternoon very much well-spent! :)"
    —TripAdvisor Member


    Private Bookings:
    This tour is also available on Private Request—if interested, please contact our email [email protected] for further inquiry. For private tours the full "What Do Ghosts Eat?" experience with the food tastings is available before 6:00pm, owing to the business hours of the foodie spots. Walks without the food element can also be booked in the evenings.