Hong Kong is known to celebrate the actors and actresses who have helped develop the film industry in the region. One place that recognizes these celebrities and their efforts is the Avenue of Stars. Situated along the scenic Victoria Harbour waterfront, the site offers special recognition to the celebrities of Hong Kong. The project to build the Avenue of Stars was no simple cost. In 1982 a promenade was built along the waterfront and this place was chosen as the ideal location to display the names of celebrities in the country. In 2003 a group named the New World Group spent forty million Hong Kong Dollars to build the site you see today.
The avenue is a major tourist attraction as it overlooks the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. There are several other entertainment related sites within this location. You can visit the Museum of Art, the Cultural Centre, the Space Museum and the Clock tower.
The Avenue of Stars is much like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but it has its own unique local touch. When you enter from the Salisbury Garden there is a tall replica of the award that is given to the winners of the Hong Kong Film Awards. As you walk along the 440 metre long promenade you can read and learn more about Hong Kong’s film industry. 100 years of film history has been recorded here and it is inscribed on nine red pillars. There are also several plaques that honour celebrities. Some of them have hand prints of the actors and signatures of the stars set in cement. A tall structure of legendary Bruce Lee is also found here, and he is portrayed in his typical martial arts pose.
The location of the Avenue of Stars is an attraction in itself since it gives a full view of the Victoria Harbour, where you can witness the awe inspiring Symphony of Lights display at night.
For visitors who want to stay in a Hong Kong hotel there are several options available. You can always look for a Wan Chai hotel Hong Kong as they are close to many city attractions. For comfortable rooms and luxurious services book a room at Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong which offers an ideal base for business and leisure travellers alike.