Situated at the tip of Southern Kowloon, Hong Kong protruding in to the Victoria Harbor is the Tsim Sha Tsui. Tsim Sha Tsui is an urban area concentrated with shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, museums and all forms of entertainment, making it a most popular destination among tourists and locals alike to relax and embark on a true Hong Kong cultural experience. The area consists of the highest amount of hotels in the city varying from the most luxurious to inns and Chungking Mansions that offer cheap lodging for backpackers, exotic restaurants and little cafes with each street offering a different array of dishes from national dishes, pubs, Indian and Korean town filled with Korean cuisines. Tsim Sha Tsui also houses some of the biggest shopping malls in the city and flagship stores of popular international brands such as Gucci and Sogo. Parks, museums and performance venues scatter the area from end to end but the main attraction is the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront.
Overlooking the Victoria Harbour, the foundation of economy and trade of Hong Kong and quite possibly the most stunning view of the Kowloon skyline is the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. The unobstructed view of the dazzling shimmering glass on the skyscrapers reflecting the sun’s rays in the evening hours creates a picturesque panorama which is a photographer’s dream come true. The Star Ferry jetty is situated at the Tsim Sha Tsui. The Star Ferry is a popular cruise among tourists on the Victoria harbour among the giant trade ships and the smaller fishing vessels rocking on the water. Hundreds gather at the waterfront to watch the Symphony of Lights, a choreographed performance of lights and holograms projected on the opposite buildings making them come alive in a scintillating array of colour and wonder.
The Avenue of Stars situated on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront was built to mirror the Hollywood walk of fame celebrating the legends of Hong Kong’s movie industry. Showcasing history of the industry, movie stars and the strength from behind the scenes, extending from the New World Centre to the Hong Kong Museum it is a popular haunt among tourists. 73 movie stars, including Jet Lee, Jackie Chan and Andy Lau’s tablets are inlaid on the surface of the avenue. Bruce Lee, Kung Fu legend of the big screen began his career at Hong Kong and celebrating this is a 3 meter bronze statue of him.