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Old Time Remains

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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Dec 04, 2014

The Old KCR Clock Tower

located around the star ferry area

This 44 meter tall clock tower used to be part of the former Kowloon-Canton Railway Terminus. The construction of the Tsim Sha Tsui terminus started in 1912, and the clock tower was added in 1915. Later, the Colonial government decided to relocate the terminus to a larger building in Hunghom and the train terminus was demolished in 1978, the tower was retained and it has since become a Hong Kong landmark.

Built out of red bricks and granite, the Clock Tower peaks at 45 metres, and is topped by a 7-metre lightning rod. The top of the tower can be reached by a wooden staircase located within. The interior of Clock Tower had previously been open for visit, but is currently closed for maintenance.

Another landmark, the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier, is located nearby.The tower has been listed as a declared monument in Hong Kong since 1990.

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Sep 29, 2014

Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower

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.

Don't miss!

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Nov 03, 2013

The Clock Tower

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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Jun 09, 2012
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Clock Tower

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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Apr 09, 2012

Clock Tower

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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Mar 21, 2012

Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower

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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Jan 26, 2012

Clock Tower

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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Oct 03, 2010

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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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Feb 05, 2010

Clock Tower

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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Jul 18, 2009

Railway Clock Tower

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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Oct 07, 2008

Symphony of Lights + Avenue of Stars

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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Aug 11, 2008

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