The Star Ferry is a quick and different way to travel between Kowloon and Hong Kong island, and the views are just totally breathtaking... those skyscrapers are huuuge, and there are loads of them.
Its also very cheap to make the quick crossing, and if you have a Octopus Card, they accept that for travel.
The star ferry has 2 levels, first and second class. First class is on the upper deck and second class on the lower deck.
As its very cheap, you can just as well go first class, enjoy the views!!
The Avenue of Stars got its idea from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where you'll find the hand prints and names of the famous Hong Kong actors, actresses, directors and other famous personalities. Many of the names are unknown to me, as they are from the old black-and-white era. But you'll find stars of today such as Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung, etc.
Even if you don't care about the movie industry, the promanade is located by the harbour on the Kowloon side, where you'll get an excellent view of the skyline of Hong Kong Island. It is also a great place to watch the sunset, as well as the light and sound show every night at 8 o'clock.
Most people congregate at the Avenue of Stars solely to watch The Symphony of Lights show held nightly at 8pm (see my separate review) and finding an uncrowded spot to view the show can sometimes be difficult. During the day however, this nicely laid out promenade can be enjoyed in a much more relaxed way.
The Avenue of Stars is part of the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Promenade and was constructed by a private company with the support of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. At its opening in 2004 the promenade was handed over to the Hong Kong goverment . Today the Avenue is a public throughfare holding many musical performances throughout the year. Stars of the Hong Kong film industry are honoured in a similar way to the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame with plaques bearing their names. Bruce Lee is honoured with a large bronze sculpture.
The Avenue of Stars is a great place to take panoramic photos of the Hong Kong Island Skyline
Apart from the Peak, the promenade outside Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui is another nice place to see the harbour as well as the tall buildings queuing from the west to the east on the Hong Kong Island.
This promenade is really a good place, if you feel tired after a whole day shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui, come here and take a look at the view, you'll forget your tiredness!!!
Harbour City is not just for shopping.
There is a balcony next to Starbucks (it's a counter not a big shop) where you can view the harbour from a different angle.
Go there in the late afternoon and see the sunset. It's lovely.
Victoria Harbour is a naturally formed harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. The harbour has deep and sheltered waters making it the ideal place for the British to build their trading post for that part of Asia. Both shorelines have changed over the years due to development and some reclamation but the harbour is still used as an international port.
The harbour is one of the best tourist attractions of Hong Kong giving an excellent viewpoint for the famous skyline on Hong Kong Island and the means of support for another major tourist attraction - the Star Ferry. The best view of Victoria Harbour is from Victoria Peak.
One of the best ways to enjoy the harbour is to take a Victoria Harbour cruise especially at night to view the Symphony of Lights
Victoria Harbour is always the most beautiful place in Hong Kong. With the decoration of large-scaled fire works, Victoria Harbour becomes fabulous!!! In Hong Kong, fire work shows are always organised on the second day of Chinese New Year and on National Day (1 October ).
If you wanna have an unforgettable Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, you must see the fire work show!!! The best locations include the Peak, the promenade outside Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and that in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Victoria Harbour separates Hong Kong Island from Kowloon. It is a wonderful natural asset for Hong Kong but is gradually getting smaller and smaller due to land reclamation. There are three road tunnels under the harbour plus tunnels for the MTR lines. The best way to cross the harbour with a view is to cross it by Star Ferry. You can board the ferry at pier 7 Central and go to Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. It only takes a few minutes and costs next to nothing. There are two decks to the ferry: upper deck costs slightly more than lower deck. The star ferry was founded in1880 by Dorabjee Naorojee Mithaiwala a Parsee resident of Hong Kong. All the Star Ferries have star in their name such as Morning Star, Evening Star etc. The Star Ferry Company also does Harbour Tours.
Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour brings new meaning to the words "light up". Take the MTR to Tsim Tsa Chui MTR and walk towards the Harbour, opposite the opulent Peninsula Hotel. Grab a seat as night slowly descends and day creeps away. The harbour put on a show like no other place as buildings one by one lit up for the night and not before long, you will have a galaxy of stars shimmering right before your eyes against the fabric of night. Great spot for photography!! The lights for Christmas and New Year are even more spectacular but that also means you have to fight your way among the jostling crowd. But what's the best thing of it all? It's free!
Every evening at 8 o'clock, Hong Kong shows a brighter side.
The light show is a symphony of music and lights on buildings on Hong Kong island and Kowloon surrounding Victoria harbour. The best vantage point is from the Kowloon side, by the Avenue of Stars and in front of the Cultural Centre.
it is fun to watch at least once for adults, most kids will like it too.
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