Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
- Type: Entertainment and Nightlife, Sightseeing, Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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On the edge of the Kowloon Peninsula's popular Tsim Sha Tsui neighborhood, the promenade is the quintessential Hong Kong locale for many visitors. On a casual waterfront stroll, you'll have an uninterrupted view of Hong Kong Island. During the day, you can watch the boats stream in and out of Victoria Harbour as you admire the handprints of famous Hong Kongese film stars along the Avenue of the Stars (the equivalent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame). But at night, there is even more to see: From 8 to about 8:20 p.m., the Symphony of the Stars (a sound-and-light show) projects dazzling lights onto the Hong Kong skyline. Day or night, consider taking in the atmosphere at one of the many restaurants and bars located here.
Many travelers remark that the promenade is undeniably touristy, but they still recommend visiting. One TripAdvisor user says, "It looks just like in the pictures (in a good way)."
Beginning near the Star Ferry Pier, the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is easily reached via MTR's East Tsim Sha Tsui Station on the West Rail Line. The shops, bars, restaurants, and museums that stand along the promenade maintain varied hours of operation. For information about the light show, consult the Hong Kong Tourism Board's website.