Tsim Sha Tsui East Waterfront
Kong Island skyline viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui East promenade.
TST East - short for Tsim
Sha Tsui East
has to be one of the most beautiful waterfront evening strolls you
can have with your date. I would say that though it does not have
the sidewalk restaurants like those along the river in Singapore
it has the view to make up for it because you can see Hong
across the harbor
with all its buildings. No picture can do it justice - even if you
have a large-format camera. This is also the place to view the Symphony
of Lights laser show
If you don't have your camera with you, no problem. There're photographers there to do you a favor - for a small fee, of course. They may even be able to print out the photo right away. One word of caution: read the fine print when it comes to the price. The unbelievably low price in large print is only for the small photo.
On the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade is also the
of Stars where you can take a picture with Bruce
Lee and put your hands into Jacky Chan's hand prints.
Above :the breathtaking view of
Hong Kong Island and the Victoria Harbor from Tsim Sha Tsui promenade
- good to sit and take it all in.
the waterfront are also the Cultural
, and the Museum of Art. You can also enjoy a meal at
overlooking the harbor
facing the beautiful Hong
Kong Island skyline
Since a marriage registration office is nearby, sometimes you
will also get to witness the taking of wedding and bridal pictures. On a day
deemed lucky to the Chinese, you will even see more than one couple.
Pictured below are brides and a
groom posing for photographers at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront.
No, I don't think the groom is marrying two brides at once.
The other groom is just out of the picture, so to speak!
The Tsim Sha Tsui East waterfront is very easy to get to.
- Take the MTR and
get off at Tsim
- Take exit E.
- Once above ground, you're on Nathan
Road. Go straight (south), cross Middle Road, continute
to the corner (Salisbury Road, the Peninsula
Hotel is on your right) and turn right.
- Keep going the same direction. You will first pass Peninsula
Hotel, then the Salisbury
YMCA, and then you'll have to take a pedestrain tunnel to
cross Kowloon Park Drive.
- Cross Canton Road.
- Continue straight. Star House will be on your right.
- Follow the sidewalk and curve left. The Star
Ferry pier will be on your right.
- After passing the Star
Ferry pier, you will be at the western end of the Tsim Sha
Tsui East waterfront, where you can see the century-old
Alternate route from Hong Kong Island:
- Take the Star
Ferry either in Wan
Chai or Central
district and head for Tsim
- Once the ferry arrives at Tsim Sha Tsui and you are out of
the pier area, turn right (east). Within 30 yards/meters, you
will be at the western end of the Tsim Sha Tsui East waterfront,
where you can see the century-old
Hotels in the Area
Salisbury YMCA Hotel
Located at its prime location of one block from the harbor, it has the view at a lower price than the other harbor-view hotels.
Marco Polo HK Hotel
Situated in the Harbor City mall complex, you can go shopping in your PJ's - almost!
Hullett House Hotel
Refurbished from a historical building, it's now home to fine dining, luxury accommodations, and designer label shopping.