Extending from Kowloon’s colonial Clock Tower to Hung Hom, Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is among the best places in the city to take in the spectacular Hong Kong Island skyline across Victoria Harbour, as well as the nightly Symphony of Lights. Popular attractions including the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong Space Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art, and Hong Kong Cultural Centre all lie within easy walking distance of this waterfront boardwalk.
No visit to Kowloon would be complete without a stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Walking tours, hop-on hop-off buses, and Victoria Harbour sightseeing cruises often stop along the promenade, and it’s also a departure point for the Star Ferry, which takes passengers across the harbor to Wan Chai and Central on Hong Kong Island.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is a must-see for romantics and all first-time visitors.
- Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, as the promenade offers little shade.
- Show up at least an hour early to get a front-row spot for the Symphony of Lights show.
How to Get There
The Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is easily accessible by public transportation. Ride the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui and leave through Exit E, or from Hong Kong Island, ride the ferry across from either Central or Wan Chai.
When to Get There
Plan to visit the promenade both by day and after dark to get the complete picture. Arrive early to scope out the best spots for viewing the nightly Symphony of Lights. The annual Chinese New Year fireworks show and June’s Dragon Boat Festival draw the biggest crowds.
Avenue of Stars
Perhaps the most famous stretch of the promenade is the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong’s answer to the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. A celebration of the Hong Kong TV and film industry, this stretch of sidewalk features celebrity handprints and statues, including one of favorite son Bruce Lee.