Tsim Sha Tsui Sights

What to See in Tsim Sha Tsui

Avenue of the Stars
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Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront

Tsim Sha Tsui’s main sights are set around the waterfront and the Star Ferry pier, including its star attractions the Hong Kong Museum of Art (10 Salisbury Road) and the Hong Kong Space Museum (10 Salisbury Road). Also worth seeing is the Former Kowloon to Canton Railway Clock, opposite the Star Ferry pier. The station that the clock once served is long since demolished, but the clock is a reminder of more relaxed colonial times. Stretching from the Star Ferry pier along the waterfront is the Avenue of Stars, a tribute to Hong Kong's biggest and brightest film stars and directors and a stretch of land that probably boasts the best views in the city of the iconic Hong Kong skyline.

The Nathan Road Area

Also an attraction in itself is Nathan Road; the area’s main artery is a mile long stretch of shops, flashing neon signs and touts whispering ‘copy watch’. The street is a testament to Hong Kong’s famed buzzing streets and proud capitalist spirit, with tailors, family owned clothes shops and high street retailers lined up shoulder to shoulder. This is also ground central for con artists, shysters and swindlers and your shopping is best done elsewhere. One of the streets must see sights is Chunking Mansions (36-44 Nathan Road), a rabbit warren of budget hostels, money exchanges and the tastiest Indian restaurants in the city.

Voted Time magazine’s best example of multiculturalism in Asia, the building is a United Nations of immigrants from India, Pakistan and Africa. Nearby you’ll also find the Hong Kong Museum of History (100 Chatham Road South) and Knutsford Terrace, the latter a strip of restaurants and pubs that are usually packed with office rats looking to unwind.

Unwind with Tea

Any trip to Tsim Sha Tsui wouldn’t be complete without taking English tea at the Peninsula Hotel (Sailisbury Hotel). This stately hotel is one of the city’s finest colonial sights and during teatime you’ll enjoy cucumber sandwiches, scones and the sounds of a string quartet.