Hong Kong – Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Attractions

The Tsim sha Tsui waterfront, on the southern tip of the Kowloon Peninsula, just across the water from Wanchai and Central on Hong Kong Island, is particularly known for its ‘postcard views’ of Hong Kong’s stunning skyline. Kong, but this small area has more attractions to offer than just great viewpoints. This article will guide you through the main tourist attractions at Tsim sha Tsui Waterfront:

The visit usually starts from the Star Ferry Pier on Salisbury Road: Riding the historic ferry between Central, on “the island”, and Tsim sha Tsui, on the Kowloon harbor side, is definitely a Hong Kong must-do.

From the ferry dock, turn right past the 1915 clock tower of Kowloon’s historic railway station and begin walking along the waterfront, home to some of the city’s best museums and cultural centers.

Covered in what looks like pink bathroom tiles, the Hong Kong Cultural Center isn’t very impressive architecturally, but it is a fantastic cultural center, and you can visit it to see its inspiring pipe organ.

Right next to the Cultural Center, the Hong Kong Museum of Art exhibits historical and modern Chinese art, and has precious collections of paintings, calligraphy, sculptures made of precious stones, gold, jade and other treasures…

The Hong Kong Space Museum, just behind the Art Museum, is a must-see for anyone interested in space science, and is especially recommended for families with young children or even teenagers, as it features many interactive exhibits. The museum’s Stanley Ho Space Theater is considered one of the best planetariums in the world.

Keep walking along the promenade and you’ll arrive at the “Avenue of Stars”: Hong Kong’s answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with floor plaques honoring who’s who in the Hong Kong film industry. This is also one of the best places to see the “Symphony of Lights” show.

New World Centre, between The Space Museum and The Avenue of Stars (adjacent to the Intercontinental) is one of the best shopping centers in the city, and its six floors are home to hundreds of shops and boutiques, selling mostly international brands.

Across the street, the famous Peninsula Hotel sits in line with the world’s most classic hotels, like the Savoy in London and the Raffles in Singapore… It opened in the late 1920s and became obsessed with style, ostentation and opulence. .

You can have a drink in the elegant “Felix” on the 28th floor and take in some of the most stunning views of Victoria Harbour, or you can enjoy the world famous high tea in the classic colonial lobby lounge.

The Peninsula Hotel is also famous for its fleet of Rolls Royces, painted in a unique shade of dark green known as Peninsula Green.

As you walk back towards the Star Ferry Pier (opposite), you will come to a small but elegant shopping centre, called “1881 Heritage”, on the corner of Canton Road and Salisbury. This is where the Marine Police Headquarters built in 1881 used to be, and its imposing Victorian buildings have been beautifully restored and converted into a chic shopping mall, where lovers of architectural photography come to take some photos.

Chinese Arts & Crafts, in neighboring Star House, is one of Hong Kong’s most reputable shops, selling precious Chinese art and antiques to the likes of Margaret Thatcher and Hillary Clinton. Even if you can’t afford what they have to offer, you can still enjoy a visit to this magnificent store, which is more like a museum than a ‘point of sale’…

From here you can take the ferry back to Central and Wanchai, on “the island”, or walk to Harbor City (one of HK’s best shopping malls), or continue on to any of the other Tsim sha Tsui attractions.

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