I traveled to Hong Kong for five days and four nights in the end of November for the first time in five years. While there is a lot of scenery which has been unchanged, I find out something new whenever I visit Hong Kong. In this article, I will write about walking around Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀) as part of Day 1.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Going to Hong Kong
* Day 1: Tsim Sha Tsui [This article]
* Day 1: Tsim Sha Tsui (Light-up)
* Day 2: HKU and Kennedy Town
* Day 2: Sheung Wan and Central
* Day 2: Peak Tower and Central (Light-up)
* Day 3: Ocean Park
* Day 3: Montane Mansion, North Point and Causeway Bay
* Day 3: Causeway Bay and Wan Chai (Light-up)
* Day 4: Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden and Tian Tan Buddha (Lantau Island)
* Day 4: Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Jordan
* Day 4: Sky 100 and Tsim Sha Tsui (Light-up)
* Day 5: Return Home
Nathan Road (彌敦道)
Following the previous post, I went out of “YMCA of Hong Kong” where I stayed and walked around Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀) area.
To begin with, I will stroll around Nathan Road (彌敦道), the main street of Tsim Sha Tsui.
There were so many tourists around Nathan Road, but this crowds made me realize that I am in Hong Kong now.
Chungking Mansions (重慶大廈).
One of the representative scenery in Hong Kong is Chungking Mansions at Nathan Road for me, so I took many pictures around here.
“i SQUARE” is the shopping center that stands across Chungking Mansions.
I like the contrast between Chungking Mansions (- old building) and i SQUARE (- modern shopping center).
Other snaps around i SQUARE.
I will move north along Nathan Road. There are several shopping centers other than i SQUARE and this is “K11”.
There was a mosque, called “Kowloon Mosque (九龍清真寺)” .
I will go north further.
This is “The One”, another sopping center.
Garden of Stars (星光花園)
I left Nathan Road and came to “Garden of Stars (星光花園)”.
Talking of Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong, “Avenue of Stars (星光大道)” on the promenade along Vitoria Harbor may come to your mind. However, a large part of the promenade including Avenue of Stars has been closed due to construction since 2015. The construction will continue until the end of 2018 and exhibits of Avenue of Stars such as Hong Kong movie stars’ handprints and statues have been moved to Garden of Stars.
The statue of Bruce Lee. I saw lots of tourists who took photos with the statue.
The bronze statue of Hong Kong Film Awards. The statue went with the building behind.
There was a space from which visitors were able to look over Victoria Harbor.
Now the sun wend down gradually.
It was my first time to visit this place and I found the venue had good atmosphere.
The final photo here was taken in front of a ship.
Then, I passed through an underpass and moved to around Star Ferry pier in the west of Tsim Sha Tsui area to take evening photos.
That’s it for the article about walking around Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀) as part of Day 1 of my Hong Kong trip.
If you have been to a certain country several times, there may be a place or street that makes you realize you visit that country. For me, just like Orchard Road in Singapore (see the related articles: part1, part2) and Times Square in New York (see the related articles: part1, part2), whenever I visit Tsim Sha Tsui, I realize I am now in Hong Kong 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Tsim Sha Tsui in the evening as part of Day 1.
1 Nathan Road
2 Chungking Mansions
3 i SQUARE
5 Kowloon Mosque
6 The One
7 Garden of Stars
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