Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, located along the Kowloon area, stretches for about 1.6 kms starting from the Star Ferry Pier at Tsim Sha Tsui to the colonial-era world clock in the west. It is a beautiful stroll lined with chic cafes and eateries, the highlight being the sweeping views of Victoria Harbour.
Walk past ancient buildings like the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Avenue of Stars with statues and honours of infamous celebrities among others. Known for being home to a horde of things to do, the Tsim Sha Tsui serves as the most affordable and comforting pursuit for tourists and first-time visitors and locals alike.
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Ancient Buildings Along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
Avenue of Stars: Akin to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, avenue of stars displays over 100 handprints and sculptures, paying homage to the Hong Kong film industry and is also one of the best and free vantage points to view the terrific Hong Kong skyline.
A Symphony of Lights: The undisputable must-see highlight from Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is the free laser light and sound show called ‘A Symphony of Lights’ sharp at 8:00 PM, where 44 legendary skyscrapers and landmarks light up to project the essence of Hong Kong. According to Guinness World Records, it is the world’s largest permanent light and sound show lasting a good 14 minutes and 40 seconds!
Hong Kong Cultural Centre: This is the prime venue for a wide variety of cultural and artistic activities like operas, theatre shows, world-class concerts, drama and dance, brilliant musical productions, conferences, exhibitions and film screenings. The acoustics here are often praised for enhancing any performance thanks to its smart structure of wooden panels and ceiling.
Hong Kong Space Museum: This egg-shaped museum at the waterfront has been gaining prominence as the city’s popular planetarium. It is a super fun and interesting attraction as it contains the Stanley Ho Space Theatre, the Hall of Space Exploration and the Hall of the Cosmos with plenty of live action toys, astronomy exhibits, interactive-system installed seats and digital projectors among other engaging showcases and activities.
The Top Deck of the Star Ferry: The Star Ferry has been one of the most popular transportation options for almost 100 years now, and with even better reason because it is the perfect path to enjoy the moving, ethereal skyline across the Victoria Harbor. It is an impeccable choice for a romantic experience with great dining services. Setting sail on it is an experience enough in itself.
Best Time to Visit
The Promenade gets very busy and crowded during the Chinese New Year’s fireworks display in late January or early February as well as in June during the Dragon Boat festival. Since a walk is comfortable mostly in good weather with clear skies, the winter and autumn seasons are the best times to come here because these are also the periods when the Hong Kong skyline shines the brightest and the city vista can be viewed amazingly well.
How To Reach Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
Ferry: Take the Star Ferry from Central or Wan Chai and reach the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui which is right next to the promenade.
MTR: Board the MTR and get down at the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station, take Exit E. Walk towards the Salisbury Road then turn right and take the pedestrian tunnel to the Hong Kong Cultural Center and walk to the Star Ferry Pier to reach the promenade.