Victoria Harbour and Avenue of the Stars

Attraction Avenue of the Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong Published on: 29-07-2016

1 hour
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08:00 PM
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The Avenue of Stars is a 400-metre long stretch of waterside promenade along the northern side of Victoria Harbour. They are the most famous landmark of Hongkong.

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Why Victoria Harbour and Avenue of the Stars is special ?

Victoria Harbour, which might be the world's finest, separates Hong Kong Island from the Kowloon Peninsula. Its deep waters were instrumental in the establishment of a British colony in the early 19th century here and its presence has served to greatly shape the evolution of modern day Hong Kong. Today, vast numbers of skyscrapers line its shores while traditional junks, ferries, cruise ships and even tankers ply its waters, day and night. Victoria Harbour also hosts world-class fireworks displays, the most famous being the annual 23-minute display held during Chinese New Year. It is illuminates the skyline at night, allowing lasting memories and excellent photos to be made of one of the world’s finest harbours. The Avenue of Stars (Chinese: 星光大道), modelled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It honours celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry.



Avenue of Stars is an area within the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, identified as the Avenue of Stars, is a Hollywood like area where famous Hong Kong Stars have left hand imprints. A popular Bruce Lee statue and more outstanding views of the harbour and skyline can be seen here.


What to explore at Victoria Harbour and Avenue of the Stars?

Features

Among the world's most beautiful skylines with a backdrop of Victoria Peak.

Hong Kong has the tallest skyline in the world with two of the twenty tallest buildings in the world all in a small area around the bay.

The very cheap ride (25 US cents) on Star Ferry across the harbor is fun and is like a poignant mini-tour of Hong Kong. For kids with little experience on boats in the ocean, the ride on boats in the harbor is a thrill.

Wonderful and stunning views of the city and harbor area can be had in the observation decks of the tallest buildings and from Victoria Peak. During the Symphony of Lights most evenings, the view is beautiful and memorable.

Symphony of lightNight views of the Victoria Harbor.

The harbor is quite beautiful and is worth seeing in a tour of Hong Kong It is a strategic location and was an important part of the British Empire. Now it plays an important part in China's foreign trade and for Hong Kong's tourism.

Touring Activities

Ride the Star Ferry: The ride costs almost nothing. The ferries pass back and forth about every 8 to 13 minutes and have two passenger levels. The view from the lower level is better. The ferry boats have an old European look.

Enjoy the Avenue of Stars and the Symphony of Lights. Walk around and take pictures.

See the harbor from the tall, artistically-built skyscrapers.

Shop at the Harbour City Mall. It’s Hong Kong’s biggest mall.

Source: http://www.chinahighlights.com/

How to get to Victoria Harbour and Avenue of the Stars?

1. Avenue of Stars:

Take Hong Kong MTR to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit J, and follow the signs to the Avenue of Stars and Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront.

2. Golden Bauhinia Square:

Take MTR to Wan Chai Station Exit A5. Walk across the footbridge, go right and pass through the lobby of the Central Plaza, go on walking across the linking overhead walkway, then get down to the ground level. Walk towards the waterfront ahead, and the statue and monument is on the left. It is about a 15mins walk.

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MTR - East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, exit J, near InterContinental Hotel is about 3 minutes walk from the avenue. Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, which is linked by pedestrian subway to East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station and has common exits is also within walking distance.

STAR FERRY – Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier is about 10 minutes walk from the avenue by following the promenade past the clock tower and along the harbourside in front of Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Museum of Art.

BUS – Star Ferry Bus Terminus is located at Star Ferry Pier (see above) and is the terminus for KMB services 1, 1A, 2, 5, 5A, 5C, 6, 6A, 7, 8 and 9. Routes A21, 8A, 13X, 26, 28, 35A, 41A, 81C, 87D, 98D, 110, 203, 208, 215X, 219X and 224X all stop on Salisbury Road, outside New World Centre, about 5 minute walk from the avenue.

Source: http://www.hongkongextras.com/

Selling points

  • “Beautiful skyline of hong kong”
  • “Nice walk & great views”
  • “ Great Bruce Lee statue”
  • “Panoramic view with the Stars”
  • “A nice walk along the promenade”
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Tips for you

  • It is a place for watching folks and taking pictures
    Things to do
  • For a little money, you can have a photographer or street painter to immortalized yourself or your spouse in the famous location.
    Things to do
  • Maps and tourist information are available for free at the Star Ferry Hong Kong Tourism Board’s office at the Star Ferry in TST.
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  • It is a really good place to take panoramic photos of the Hong Kong Island skyline especially on a clear day.
    Photography
  • Best stop to watch symphony of lights at 8pm.
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  • On weekends may be you might feel it's bit crowded
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  • Try to come early so that you can sit at front & have better place to watch the light show
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  • The Avenue of the Stars is conveniently located along the waterfront between the Star Ferry pier and the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade.
    Location
  • The Avenue of Stars offers panoramic views across Victoria Harbour to Hong Kong Island
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  • A number of attractions also exist in the area including the Museum of Art, Space Museum, Clock tower and the Cultural Center plus the nearby Harbour City for shopping.
    Things nearby

Reviews

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One of the best views of the glittering Hong Kong skyline you have from Victoria Peak with an altitude of 552 meters. A funicular will take you up to the look-out point.

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Best view of Hong Kong! Also, how cool is it to be in the rainforest just outside of the city.

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NEVER take the peak tram UP to the peak, it's always to busy and you'll be waiting ages. Take the No1 mini bus and then take the tram DOWN. The queue is half the size and the view is exactly the same

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Lovely views...a great snapshot of the city below..come to the peak to get a breath of fresh air

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it is very clean and fascinating place...and here located the Ferry station to go to Kowloon.The surrounding tall building contrast to the bay made it very special view to enjoy.

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I have lived in Hong Kong for four and half years and the Vicororia Harbour skyline always lifts my mood and makes me feel so happy to live here. My advice is to experience this at different times of the day. Past reviewers advise the cross harbour star ferry which is fantastic value and the views of the harbour from the Peak which are amazing day or night. The Symphony of Lights is a wonderful, if cheesy, way to see the harbour. I never tire of this and will always go when we have visitors, watching either from the viewing platform Kowloon side or from the Star Ferry harbour tour -again great value.I really recommend the views from the ordinary ferries to the outlying islands. These are simplly the best way to experience Hong Kong views. If you are going to Mui Wo (Pier 6) sit on the lower deck in the open area and enjoy the views and the breezes. If you are off to Cheung Chau (Pier 5) splurge and sit out on the open area of the delux deck. I usually take a plastic deck chair from the inside delux cabin and sit comfortably outside and relax. Both ferry trips are wonderful cheap and full of photo opportunities of harbour, boats, ships, tankers and the beautiful islands.

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One of the best ways to see the city is from the Star Ferry. For as little as 25 cents (U.S.) you can cross Victoria Harbour and get some great photos.

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it is very clean and fascinating place...and here located the Ferry station to go to Kowloon.The surrounding tall building contrast to the bay made it very special view to enjoy.

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One of the best views of the glittering Hong Kong skyline you have from Victoria Peak with an altitude of 552 meters. A funicular will take you up to the look-out point.

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