Clock Tower, Hong Kong

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    Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower

    by cal6060 Updated Nov 3, 2013

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    The Clock Tower was part of the structure of the former Kowloon-Canton Railway Station nearby Victoria Harbor. The Clock Tower was erected in 1915, and the whole terminus was fully operated on 28 March 1916.

    The Clock Tower was built with red bricks and granite in Edwardian Classical Revival style. It has 44 meters high surmounted by a 7 meter lighting rod. The upper part of the tower is an octagonal domed turret built of red brickwork which contrasts with white painted classical features of scrolled-shaped buttresses, columns, and cornices.

    The Kowloon-Canton Railway Terminus moved to the Hung Hom in 1975, the terminus building at Tsim Sha Tsui was demolished in 1978, leaving only the Clock Tower standing as a prominent historical landmark in today famous tourist district of Tsim Sha Tsui. You won't miss the Clock Tower when you are heading to HK Cultural Centre or on your way to Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Terminal.

    It is an important historical landmark in Hong Kong.

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    Old Time Remains

    by solopes Updated Dec 6, 2012
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    The fastly growing city means the replacement of the old, colonial buildings by the new skyscrapers and modern buildings. Some of the old stuff is still surviving, and turning into landmarks, may, eventually be kept. That happens to the clock tower, once part of the railway station of Kowloon, and today... just a remaining tower.

    Close to the cultural center, and Star Ferry terminal, it fits well in the square.

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    The Clock Tower

    by swissfondue Updated Jun 9, 2012

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    If you are arriving at the Star Ferry Terminal from Central or Wan Chai you will notice the Clock Tower. This historic building stands on the site of the former Kowloon-Canton Railway Terminus. The clock tower which was saved from demolition when the site was redeveloped stands proudly beside its modern neighbour, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and is one of Kowloons most enduring landmarks. The surrounding plaza and Avenue of Stars is a pleasant place to admire the Hong Kong Island skyline.

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    Clock Tower

    by tim07 Updated Apr 9, 2012
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    Built in 1915 and standing 44 metres high, the red brick and granite tower is a reminder of Hong Kong's colonial past. It's situated near to the Star Ferry concourse. Originally it formed part of the Kowloon - Canton Railway terminus. The site of the railway station is now the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

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    by cjg1 Updated Mar 21, 2012

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    My first visit to Hong Kong was in 2004. I really wish I could have seen it back in the day when the above ground train station was still here at the tip of TST. All that remains of the station that was the end point of the Kowloon-Canton Railway, is the clock tower.

    The 44 meter high tower was built in 1915 and served a function sort of like the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor. According to official HK Tourism websites, it was seen as an "I made it" marker to a new life for migrants coming down the line from mainland China.

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    Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower

    by theguardianangel Updated Jan 26, 2012

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    As I walking to the Victoria Harbor to watch the symphony of lights show, I passed by this Clock Tower. It’s obvious that it’s one of the landmarks of Hong Kong due to its built and structure. It’s very nice to see it on a night time sharing the lights of the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier.

    I just recently found out that it’s a declared monument of Hong Kong since 1990.

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    Clock Tower

    by dejavu2gb Written Oct 3, 2010

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    This clock tower is a very well known landmark in Hong Kong.
    It is located right next to the Star Ferry on the Tsin Sha Tsui Side of Hong Kong.
    The clocktower is the only remnant left, which used to be the former site of the former Kowloon Railway Station.

    The tower is very small in comparison to the tall buildings to be found in Hong Kong, and peaks at a mere 44m.
    It's nice, and worthwile checking out. It will only take a few minutes. :)

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    Near Clock tower… but not clock tower

    by picek Written Feb 5, 2010

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    next to clock tower there are lots of colors

    Clock tower remains there and it is landmark, monument and a reminder to past when there was train station here in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Long time ago… though, and new station is less remarkable building and it is now in Hung Hom with international train to China-Guangzhou (and via Shenzhen – from both these places you can pick further train connections throughout China and make your way all back to Europe by trains if needed).
    Extending further from the tower palm tree line appears nowsadays and it porvides flashy views, which are particulary interesting at night. Some sculpture (was looking for information on it but didn't find one, it looks like soldier with gun to me) erects alone, and pavement comprises of stones in different shapes and hues, like the mosaic upon which you walk. Makes it pleasant place to explore and variety of installations keeps your eye busy. Behind all that… huge HK Cultural Centre appears as the fortress in a way. Well, the fortress of fine art.

    Get on the elevated terrace for even better view of the area. Yes, gets busy when people come to the place in evening to watch the symphony of light.

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    Clock Tower

    by nepalgoods Written Jul 18, 2009

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    The old clock tower of the former Hongkong Railway Station of the Canton-Kowloon Railway looks somehow lost between all the modern buildings and scyscrapers. The part of the station, together with Clock Tower, was completed in 1915, and the whole station 28 March 1916.

    The Clock Tower reused the clock from the demolished Pedder Street Clock Tower. However, only one side had a clock, and it was not until 1920 that the remaining three sides of the Clock Tower were installed. They began operation in the afternoon of 22 March 1921, and have run ever since except during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II.

    In 1975, Kowloon Station was moved to the present-day Hung Hom Station on the newly reclaimed Hung Hom Bay. The building of the station was demolished in 1977 but the Clock Tower was to be preserved.

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    Railway Clock Tower

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 7, 2008

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    The old Railway Clock Tower is a landmark in Hong Kong. It is located right at the bottom tip of Kowloon in an area known as Tsim Sha Tsui, near where the Star Ferry terminates. It is the only remnant of the original site of the former Kowloon Station on the Kowloon-Canton Railway. It was built in 1915 out of red bricks and granite and is 44 metres high, topped with a 7 metre high lightning rod.

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    Symphony of Lights + Avenue of Stars

    by muhdhazwan Written Aug 11, 2008

    Symphony of Lights is a lighting performance by the buildings around the harbour. It is just spectacular. Although I do not understand the storyline, I think it is amazing how much effort or planning is put in to put up such shows. Tips: come early around 7pm to get best spot to watch. Go to the raised promenade near the clock tower where there are steel railings where you can sit on and have unobstructed view. Most of the benches provided will be blocked by photographers.

    Avenue of Stars is like Hollywood Walk of Fame with all the names of HK celebrities printed on the floor plus status and many other displays. Never come before/after Symphony of Lights as it will be crowded and oyu can never take photos in peace. Consider coming another day and see it while Symphony of Lights is shown. Or if you have to do it on the same day, stay awhile after Symphony of Lights and go there around 9 plus. It will be less crowded and photos taken then will be great.

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    A Landmark

    by poetjo Updated Jan 29, 2008

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    The Clock Tower is a landmark in itself and what is left of the old Canton Railway station. There are stairs going up towards the tower so you can get some close up photos. I began my walk @ the tower every morning along the promenade. It's also a great meeting place because of it's location right there by the Star Ferry and the harbour promenade.

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    Clock Tower

    by leffe3 Written Jun 11, 2007
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    The only surviving part of the old Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR) Station is the now iconic Clock Tower. Built in 1921, the clock tower is now an integral part of the Tsim Sha Tsui shoreline and cultural precinct to be now found here. The station was demolished in the 1970s when the terminus was moved to Hung Hom, but at least the Clock Tower was saved and is one of the few surviving colonial heritage buildings/consttructions on this part of Kowloon.

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    A Landmark from the Age of Steam

    by bsfreeloader Written Apr 4, 2007
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    I’m not really sure why, but nearly every visitor to Hong Kong seems to take a photograph of the Clock Tower. Located next to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and adjacent to the Star Ferry Concourse in Tsim Sha Tsui, the tower was constructed in 1915 and was part of the otherwise-demolished Kowloon Canton Railway Terminus.

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    Clock Tower

    by clairegeordio Updated Mar 17, 2007

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    The Old Clock Tower is near the Star Ferry and Cultural centre on Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. It is all that remains of a old Kowloon train station. It was built in 1922. It used to be the final stop for the Orient Express coming from London.

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