Hong Kong: Neighborhoods

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Tsim Sha Tsui

You'll probably come to this district hugging the waterfront at the southern tip of Kowloon (in Chinese the name means "pointed sandy mouth") to see one or more of Hong Kong's top museums. These collections are within easy reach of one another amid high-rises, hotels, shops, and Kowloon Park, a coveted parcel of green space. One of the best things to see in Tsim Sha Tsui (often referred to simply as TST) is Central: there are fabulous cross-harbor views from the Star Ferry Pier as well as from the ferries themselves. The sweeping pink-tile Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Former KCR (Kowloon-Canton Railway) Clock Tower are the first landmarks along the breezy pedestrian TST East Promenade, which starts at the Avenue of Stars and stretches a couple of miles east. Try to visit the promenade once in the daytime and once at 8 pm for the Symphony of Lights, a nightly show in which 44 skyscrapers light up on cue as a commentator introduces them in time to a musical accompaniment.

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Tsim Sha Tsui at a Glance

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