A visit to Hong Kong is not complete without a visit to Tsim Tsa Tsui (TST). TST is an urban area in Kowloon. It is not on the island of Hong Kong but directly across from it. Lots of people come here to get the infamous Hong Kong skyline pictures. Of course coming at night will get you the best pictures.
TST actually has a lot of attractions in the area. It is actually one of the main shopping areas as they have a plethora of malls. The Avenue of the Stars is a place where a lot of tourists like to visit. They have plaques and statues honoring Chinese celebrities like Bruce Lee. But it was closed for renovations when I was there :(
The Clock Tower is another landmark in Hong Kong that you will see on the way to the harbour. The Clock Tower was dismantled in 1915 from the original Kowloon Railway Terminus and is now being preserved as a Declared Monument.
As you walk along the harbour you see couples, families, groups and even solo travelers taking selfies and pictures. Looking out into South China Sea you get a beautiful view of the lit up buildings on Hong Kong Island. There are several boats in the water as well. They have a lot of tour boats and even the Junk Boats. The Junk Boat is an ancient Chinese sailing ship. They were used as seagoing vessels around Asia. You can take a ride on one of these too but they are quite expensive but look really cool.
The view of Hong Kong from the harbour is beautiful. You can see the lights from the buildings reflected on the water and it makes for a good photos. I could just stand here for hours looking out into the sea, which is what I did. Not for hours but only an hour so I didn't miss the last train.
Of course I had to take a skyline selfie. Lighting wasn't that great but I made it work. My goal was to see the skyline coming to Tsim Tsa Tsui and it didn't disappoint! I'm actually a bit disappointed I couldn't see the Avenue of the Stars but I can see it next time.
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