Dec 5, 2013

Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour And Walk of Fame

Sampan boat Hong Kong
Traditional Sampan Boat

Victoria Bay is the largest harbour in China and the third largest in the world and amongst the worlds busiest. An estimated about 600 ships pass here everyday both oceangoing vessels and river vessels. Not that just that, Victoria Harbour is also popular fave by tourist and residents for its dramatic panoramic night view and skyline, particularly in the direction towards Hong Kong Island where the glittering skyline of skyscrapers is superimposed over the ridges behind. Great panoramic views by day but wait till you experience the the world's largest permanent light and sound show "The Symphony of Lights". Near the promenade, lies Hong Kong's oldest landmark the Old Clock Tower. The Old Clock Tower may look tad out of place among the city's newly built landmarks but it has played a significant role in Hong kong's history.

Tuklasera Tips:

• Symphony of Lights starts around 8:00 PM. Be sure to be there before the light show starts to have a good viewing spot.

• Hong kong is mostly chilly in the evening especially in the harbour, layer some clothes or wear sweaters or jackets to warm you. 
• Ride a star ferry across the harbour. A must try!
• Bring your passport always with you. 
• Avenue of Stars is just a 20 min walk from the promenade.

 Hong Kong's Walk of Fame

Built along the promenade is the Avenue of Stars. It honours the most illustrious people the Hong Kong film industry like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, John Woo etc.. 

Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong

Lights, Camera, Action!

 The Hong Kong film industry has enjoyed a long history as the third largest in the world after Hollywood and Bollywood, and as the second largest exporter of movies, many of Hong Kong’s locales and celebrities have become familiar to foreign audiences who’ve never stepped foot in the city.

Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong

A Delightful Snack At the Stars

A buttery aroma fills the air from a popcorn stall nearby, quite expensive for a popcorn but you can't resist having one.
   Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong

 Getting to the Promenade
MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit E. Walk towards Salisbury Road then turn right, take subway (pedestrian tunnel) next to YWCA to Hong Kong Cultural Centre, then walk to the Star Ferry Pier.

Take the Star Ferry from Central or Wan Chai. The Promenade is next to the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Note: The Avenue of Stars is just a 15 min walk from the promenade. 

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