What's to do when staying in Tsim Sha Tsui hotels?
Located on the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula is the Hong Kong district of Tsim Sha Tsui, much of the east of the district has been reclaimed from the Hung Hom Bay. The district points towards Victoria Harbour and offers great views of nearby Hong Kong Island. It has grown in popularity and is a major tourist hub for Hong Kong and has many shops,and restaurants for tourists who are attracted to cheaper Tsim Sha Tsui hotels offered here.
Many of Hong Kong’s important museums are sited in the Tsim Sha Tsui district including the HK Space Museum, HK Museum of Art, HK Science Museum and HK Museum of History. Other major tourist attractions include the historically important Clock Tower of the former Kowloon-Canton Railway which terminated here; it took 2 years to construct and was completed in 1915. It is all that remains from the former railway station and stands proud over the surrounding area at forty-four metres high, topped off with a seven metre lightning conductor. The much loved public piazza of the Cultural Centre is another of Hong Kong’s popular landmark attractions located near the clock tower. The waterfront here is both popular with tourists and locals alike and is a great location to take memorable unobstructed photographs of the Central District of Hong Kong across Victoria Harbour. The Avenue of Stars and the Star Ferry terminal located here are also popular destinations.
Tsim Sha Tsui is a world class bazaar with abundant malls such as K11, The One and iSQUARE, there are also markets, shops and stalls galore selling international brand name stores, expensive jewellery, flashy cameras and top quality electronics, it’s easy to see why it is often called “the Golden Mile”. Seek out Canton Road and you will be treated to the world’s best luxury items and the biggest shopping mall in Hong Kong “Harbour City” and “1881 Heritage” which blends a sense of history and luxury shopping into a unique shopping experience. Wherever you go here you will come across huge shopping malls it truly is a shopping paradise if the credit cards can cope. To take a different view of shopping available from the glitzy malls head for residential and shopping district of Mong Kok bathed in neon lights, here you will find the popular “Ladies Market” with groups of merchants selling only single products in different streets. Here you can grab yourself a great bargain or two from luxury jewellery to simple cosmetics.
There’s much more to see than just the world class shopping malls, Hong Kong has many temples and shrines that should be part of any tourists’ itinerary. One of the most popular is Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin a beautiful Taoist temple and Wong Tai Sin Temple, a temple famed for making a wish and that wish coming true. There are also other important temples and shrines in the surrounding outlying territories that are accessed via some of the many boat tours that depart from here. For some of the greatest views of Hong Kong Island take a cruise around the busy harbour and island, remember to bring your camera for some fantastic and memorable images, especially impressive at night when it’s lit up like a million stars. Other popular things to do include a trip to the races, a great day out with a tremendous atmosphere, a visit to Hong Kong Disneyland is also highly recommended. To finish off your vacation head for one of the many top quality beaches that surround the island and mainland, three of the best on the island are Shek O Beach, South Bay Beach and St Stephen’s Beach.
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