Located in the south of the Kowloon Peninsula alongside Victoria Har, Tsim Sha Tsui (often known as TST is an urban area) is a must-see for tourists of Hong Kong. You can be sure that joy and fun are never out of style here. Imagine that there is a place, which has sleepless nights, various shopping malls, views of the Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong City as well as the skyscrapers, beautiful walks, cultural attractions, hotels, etc. It’s all about being loud, alive, and joyful here. (Video Credit: Discovery Walking Tours TV)
Tsim Sha Tsui – A World Class Shopping Destination
Do you enjoy shopping spree? Then Tsim Sha Tsui is the shopping paradise you look for. Indeed, no matter if you are interested in casual boutiques, outlets, or luxury shops, there are always offers here you can’t refuse. Also, shopping in such an alive, dynamic, and energetic atmosphere is precious itself.
There are two main walks within the district called Nathan Road (also known as Golden Mile) and Canton Road that fascinate you with all the lights and variety of shops. In fact, when you walk along those roads, you’ll see everything from Chanel, Fendi, and Gucci to electronic goods and enormous shopping malls.
This is the largest and most popular shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui, which houses more than 450 shops, 50 food and beverage spots, two cinemas, and several hotels as well. In conclusion, this is the complete shopping package you shall try visiting.
It’s not just an ordinary mall, it’s an art mall! It meant that in addition to selling fashion, beauty, and lifestyle products in K11, there are art exhibitions and related events happening here throughout the year. Also, there are artistic elements and installations all over the place to add the spirit of art to the atmosphere! For sure this is a unique shopping experience.
Heritage 1881 used to be the Former Marine Police Headquarters Compound; however, it is now a luxury shopping and leisure spot in Tsim Sha Tsui. Here, the main focus of shops is on luxury watches, jewelry, and Leather Products.
The outlet shops with dramatically discounted prices are located here. Interestingly, you can buy globally known fashion brands for very reasonable prices in Grandville Road.
What are the attractions?
There is so much going on in Tsim Sha Tsui that you will have more than enough fun.
Tsim Sha Tsui Nightlife
In Tsim Sha Tsui, when the sun sets and the sky gets dark, another overwhelming phase of life starts. The nights are sleepless and restless here. Why? Because most of the bars and clubs are open until 7:00 am and you can’t notice how fast the night goes by. Imagine you can experience the Arabian nights with Hooka joint or you can keep it western by drinking mojitos and beers. So let’s say it in this way; the lights never go down in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Star Ferry Pier
The Star Ferry Pier is located on the Kowloon Peninsula and it’s one of the most important landmarks in Tsim Sha Tsui District. Passengers can travel between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula by the star ferries, which has been the favorite tradition of visitors since the 1880s. Nowadays, new transportation facilities are provided for the harbor area, but people still like to ride the old school type ferries. If you like to relax and enjoy the cool breeze of the sea, then don’t wait for too much and just get on the deck.
Kowloon Park is known as the green lung of Hong Kong. This park is located in the center of Tsim Sha Tsui and the area is about 13.5 hectares (33 acres). It might be interesting to let you know that there is a wide range of plants and birds in the park which makes the area look like paradise. Also, there are spectacular spots in the Kowloon Park such as the Maze Garden, Color Garden, Chinese Garden, Roof Gardens, Banyan Court, and Bird Lake.
There are areas that are preserved for entertaining and sports activities like children’s playground, fitness trail, Sculpture Walk & Sculpture Garden, a piazza, aviary, a mini soccer pitch, and a giant pool. Children and teenagers will love this place because they can run, play, and move around freely and adults would be fascinated by the scenic areas of the Kowloon Park.
Avenue of the Stars
You will experience one of the most memorable walks in this area. The Avenue of the Stars is located next to the wonderful Victoria Harbor. Can you imagine how does it feel to walk on a ground which has memorabilia of movie stars (from the Hong Kong movie industry) while inhaling the cool breeze of the sea? We assure you that’s a very joyful experience.
Well, Tsim Sha Tsui is not just about shopping, nightlife, or beautiful areas. Interestingly, there are admirable cultural spots in the district in which tourists can spend time there to learn and explore. Therefore, make sure to visit the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Science Museum, and the Hong Kong Cultural Center if you have a cultural and artistic taste.
You can enjoy the cuisines of many countries in the world in Tsim Sha Tsui, especially in Ashley road (between Nathan Road and Canton Road); however, you can taste local Cantonese food in restaurants such as The Sweet Dynasty, Din Tai Fung Restaurant, Macau Restaurant, etc.
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|By Metro||The metro Tsuen Wan line helps you to reach the Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Besides, West Rail Line helps you to reach East Tsim Sha Tsui Station.|
|By Ferry||You can take the ferry from the wharf in Central or Wan Chai to reach the Tsim Sha Tsui district|
As a tip, exploring small alleys on both sides of the Tsim Sha Tsui is highly recommended. You can’t find famous brands in these alleys, but you can find fantastic handcrafts and objects from natives and enjoy local foods as well. Finally, if you have any more information to add, feel free to leave your comments and thoughts. Besides, if you have any questions about Hong Kong and Tsim Sha Tsui, feel free to leave them and our professional guides will reply as soon as possible.