A stroll down Nathan Road, TST’s main artery, is a sensory assault—from the touts offering cheap tailoring through to the scent of steaming dim sum—and street food tours unveil the hidden gems nestled in the warren of side streets. But the waterfront is more than just a jump-off point for a Victoria Harbour cruise. The Peninsula Hotel boasts a heritage dating back to 1928; the Hong Kong Cultural Centre hosts performers from around the world; while the Hong Kong Museum of History, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Science Museum, and the Hong Kong Space Museum offer something for all tastes.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Tsim Sha Tsui is a must for anyone who likes to shop, eat, or people watch.
- Custom tailoring is great value, but allow time for at least two fittings in your schedule.
- Since June 2019, protests have occurred around Hong Kong, including in TST. The US State Department advises travelers to avoid areas where demonstrations are planned and maintain a low profile.
- Larger TST attractions—such as malls, high-end hotels, and museums—are adapted for travelers who use wheelchairs. Smaller shops and eateries may not have access.
How to Get There
The best way to arrive in Tsim Sha Tsui is on the Star Ferry from Hong Kong Island, particularly when the Symphony of Light show illuminates the harbor. Alternatively, catch the MTR train to Tsim Sha Tsui (Tsuen Wan line) or East Tsim Sha Tsui (West Rail line).
When to Get There
Tsim Sha Tsui has something to offer at every time of day and night. Accommodation prices can soar over peak periods, such as New Year and Lunar New Year.
Things to Do on the Hong Kong Mainland Many travelers think of Hong Kong simply as Hong Kong Island, but the territory spans a range of other islands and a chunk of mainland China. Visit the New Territories for historic farms, temples, and villages; head to Kowloon districts such as Mong Kok, Jordan, and Tsim Sha Tsui for color, life, and street food; or hike Tai Mo Shan, an extinct volcano.
- Chuk Lam Sim Yuen
- Arca de Noé Hong Kong
- Tai Mo Shan
- Sham Shui Po
- Jardín de aves de la calle Yuen Po
- Museo del Patrimonio de Hong Kong
- Camino del mercado de las flores
- Mercado de peces de colores (calle Tung Choi)
- Hong Kong Disneyland®
- Mercado de la calle Fa Yuen
- Mercado de damas
- Plataforma de observación Sky100 Hong Kong
- Una sinfonía de luces
- Centro de comercio internacional
- Templo de Wong Tai Sin (Sik Sik Yuen)