15 Things to Do in Tsim Sha Tsui for Experience of a Lifetime!
A popular neighbourhood located near Victoria Harbour in the Kowloon Peninsula, there are several things to do in Tsim Sha Tsui. This iconic landmark should definitely be on your list if you are visiting Hong Kong City for the first time. With glamorous vibes, cultural & historical museums & galleries and a breath-taking view of the harbour, there is a plethora of Tsim Sha Tsui attractions.  

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This destination is brimming with high-end malls, boutique shops, glamorous restaurants, and art & inspirational spots, making tourists flock towards itself. It also boasts of a stunning harbour view from where you can watch the junk boats (star ferries) or even hop on into one to admire the views on both sides of the bank.

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Take a stroll around the area to find places like Kowloon Park, Avenue of Stars, Harbour City Mall, and Chungking Mansion. As the skyline starts to twinkle at twilight, you can watch Symphony of Lights and end your day on a glimmering note.

Here are some of the best things to do in Tsim Sha Tsui:

01

Ride in Star Ferry

Leisurely cruising on the waterways is the perfect way to see the beauty of Hong Kong from an entirely different perspective. Named by National Geographic as one of the ’50 places of a lifetime’, this erstwhile mode of transportation is a very popular way to travel from Central to Tsim Sha Tsui, the ferry’s main route.

You can enjoy the city’s attractions amidst fresh ocean breeze on the open deck on from the air-conditioned comforts in the lower compartments. Seeing places like Disneyland, the majestic Tsing Ma Bridge, and skyscrapers in Central is amongst the top things to do in Tsim Sha Tsui.

In the evenings, Star Ferry offers cruises to let you enjoy the world-famous Symphony of Lights Show from amazing vantage points.

Location: Pick-up points- Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, and Wan Chai.

Timings: Daytime: 11:55 am, 12:55 pm, 1:55 pm, 2:55 pm, 3:55 pm, 4:55 pm, and 5:55 pm.
                Night time: 6:55 pm and 8: 55 pm

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Enjoy at Symphony of Lights Show and Cruise

The world-famous Symphony of Lights Show dazzles the skyscrapers of Hong Kong in resplendent lights and laser projections every evening at 8:00 pm. It is a beautifully choreographed show that is projected over key buildings in Hong Kong and Kowloon. Catching this show tops the must-do activities and things to do in Tsim Sha Tsui.

This show is best enjoyed from vantage points like Cultural Centre, Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui on a cruise enveloped in the ocean breeze, which allows one to closely experience the rich culture and heritage of Hong Kong through this powerful kaleidoscope of music and lights. 

Location: Pick-up points: North Point (East) Passenger Ferry Pier and Hung Hom ferry pier.

Timings: The 2-hour long cruise departs at 7:30 pm from North Point and at 8:00 pm from Hung Hom ferry point. 

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03

Cherish the View of Victoria Harbour

Revelling in the world-famous views of the iconic Victoria Harbour is the most popular things to do in Tsim Sha Tsui. The dramatic views need to be savoured from the best vantage points to absorb their magnificence.

Tsim Sha Tsui has plenty of such places, which offer uninterrupted breathtaking views of the harbour like the Promenade, Avenue of Stars, and New World Shopping Centre. 

Location: Between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula.

Timings: Open 24 hours.

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04

Stroll through Nathan Road

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Strolling through Nathan Road while enjoying the local sights, flavours, and sounds, is one of the most popular things to do in Tsim Sha Tsui. This road stretches between some of the best shopping areas of Hong Kong like Salisbury, Austin, Mongkok, and Yau Ma Tei.

The street offers an assortment of the most hi-end luxury brands like Chanel & Burberry, malls, and smaller independent shops showcasing Japanese and Korean fashion products. There are many local eateries as well as luxury hotels on this road. One can pick up a huge range of things like cosmetics, watches, sports goods, dried seafood, etc.

Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Timings: Monday to Sunday: 11:00 am- 10:00 pm

Price: The prices range between exorbitant and affordable, depending on what you purchase. 

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05

Visit the Avenue of Stars

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Avenue of stars shows how much Hong Kong loves and respects its movie stars. Initially modeled around Los Angeles’ Walk of Fame, it has gone much beyond. Visitors can interact with the interactive statues of stars like Bruce Lee and Anita Mui through augmented reality.

Here you will see hundreds of hand-printed plaques of actors and filmmakers like Jet Lee, John Woo, and Jackie Chan. This is also one of the most popular vantage points to enjoy the Symphony of Stars Show.

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Timings: Monday to Sunday: Open 24 hours

Price: Free

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Walk Along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

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Who ever thought that through a simple stroll, one could revel in some of the most scenic views of the iconic Hong Kong skyline. That’s exactly what the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade offers. It is around 1.5 kilometres long stretching from Hung Hom tunnel to the historic Clock Tower; you can visit the famous museums like the Hong Kong Space Museum and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. 

It is most frequented during the evenings to see the skyline lit up during the Symphony of Lights Show every evening at 8:00 pm. 

Location: Next to Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

Timings: Monday to Sunday: Open 24 hours. 

Price: Free

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07

Enjoy at Kowloon Park

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Interestingly Kowloon Park was a military base in the 1830s, which has now been transformed into a beautiful and tranquil natural escapade. One can still see the canons and watchtowers albeit converted into children’s play areas. There are a Sculpture Walk and Garden where one can see displays made by local and international artists.

Other attractions include a viewing cone; maze garden, roof garden, etc. There is an in-house aviary that houses exotic birds like Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Greater Flamingo, etc. Visitors can enjoy lion & dragon dances and martial arts every Sunday at the park.

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Timings: Outdoor facilities: 5:00 am- 12:00 am
                Discovery Playground: 6:30 am- 9:00 pm. 

Price: Free

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Visit the Hong Kong Science Museum

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A visit to this museum is a must to explore science in a fun environment. It houses more than 500 exhibits, most of which are interactive. The most popular here is the largest Energy Machine in the world that demonstrates various forms of energy on activation. It also houses a life-size Cathay Pacific DC-3 airliner, which is quite popular.

The Museum regularly holds interesting exhibitions around biodiversity, World of Mirrors, home technology, etc. One can use ‘IM Guide’, the museum mobile multimedia platform to navigate the exhibits. 

Location: 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Timings: Monday- Friday: 10:00 am- 7:00 pm
                Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 10:00 am- 9:00 pm

Price: Standard entry ticket costs HKD 20, INR 180.

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09

Explore Hong Kong’s Most Iconic Building - Chung King Mansions

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This is one of the most intriguing landmarks in Tsim Sha Tsui, which gained global popularity through the film Chung King Express. This imposing frozen–in-time building was initially constructed as a residential space, now taken over by low-cost hotels offering rooms for those on a budget.

It also houses shops selling Indian clothes, electronic goods, African cafes, money exchange services, etc. 

Location: B2, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. 

Timings: Every day 11:00 am- 9:00 pm.

Price: A room costs around HKD 313, INR 2840 per night. 

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Shopping at Harbour City Mall

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Harbour City Mall is considered to be the most premium and diverse shopping, entertainment, dining, and sightseeing Tsim Sha Tsui attractions. It houses over 450 shopping outlets like Prada, LVMH, Miller Harris, etc., 70 cafes & restaurants, a 270-degree observatory deck for views of the island, and a cruise terminal.

The mall has three on-premise hotels like Gateway, Prince, and Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel. The art gallery located in the mall holds interesting exhibitions for children like The Chocolate Extravagance, Little Musicians in the Mountains, etc.

Location: 3-27, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Timings: Every day 10:00 am- 9:00 pm.

Price: Free 

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Ride the Mid-Levels Escalators in Central

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This unique assortment of escalators and motorized walkways, running through the central district of Hong Kong, is the longest outdoor escalator system in the world covering a distance of 800 metres. One of the most popular Tsim Sha Tsui attractions, it should not be missed while travelling to this place.

It is a fun way to travel that takes you to junctions like Wellington Street, Shelley Street, Hollywood Road, and Mid Levels. You can hop on and off at wish to explore the antique shops, art galleries, street food stalls, and pubs & bars on the way.

Location: Jubilee Street, Central, Hong Kong.

Timings: The escalator moves downhill from 6:00 am- 10:00 am and uphill from 10:00 am- 12:00 am daily. 

Price: Free

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Take Your Kids to Hong Kong Space Museum

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Amongst the most popular things to do in Tsim Sha Tsui, especially when you are travelling with children, is to plan a visit to this museum. This unique egg-shaped landmark Tsim Sha Tsui attraction is a great place for curious minds interested in space science and astronomy.

It consists of Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hall of Cosmos, and Hall of Space Exploration. The museum conducts interactive and educative shows like the 3D Touch the Stars, Omnimax Show Oceans: Our Blue Planet, Beyond the Universe Sky Shows. Children love to see the sun through the solar telescope here.

Location: 10, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

Timings: Every day 10:00 am- 9:00 pm

Price: Exhibition Halls: HKD 10, INR 90
           Omnimax Show/ Sky Show: Front Stalls HKD 24, INR 217 & Other stalls HKD 32, INR 290

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Visit Hong Kong Museum of Art

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This 57-year old museum is one of the most important landmarks of Tsim Sha Tsui. The museum, which also houses the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, showcases over 15,000 exhibits, which include ancient Chinese paintings, calligraphy works, sculptures, and teaware and seals.

The place conducts interesting exhibitions that are a great way to get to know the Cantonese culture and architecture in respect to art like Journey to the World of Contrasts, Growing City, and Chinese Music Tea Gathering, etc.

Location: 10, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

Timings: Monday, Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm (closed on Tuesdays)
               Christmas Eve & New Year Eve: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm.

Price: HKD 10, INR 90, Entry is free on Wednesday, excluding the exhibitions

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14

Visit Clock Tower

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Clock Tower, built in 1915, is a preserved monument and a famous landmark of Hong Kong. Standing tall at a height of 44 metres it is a reminder of the bygone era of steam engines and leisurely pace of life. The tower has a magnificent architecture in striking hues of red and brown granite.

The premise of the tower is a popular site for events and celebrations, especially at the time of festivals. It is also a popular vantage point to enjoy the Symphony of Lights Show and the iconic Hong Kong skyline.

Location: Star Ferry Pier, Kowloon Point, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. 

Timings: Monday to Sunday: Open 24 hours

Price: Free

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Spend Your Day at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

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Tsim Sha Tsui houses the oldest zoological and botanical gardens in the world. This is a great getaway from the chaos of the city to get closer to nature to see indigenous species of plants, animals, birds, and reptiles.

It has beautiful gardens dedicated to bamboo, magnolias, camellias, etc. Rare wildlife here includes Golden Lion Tamarin, Chinese Alligator, Red-crowned Crane, etc. The Garden also has a statue of King George VI and a memorial arch dedicated to Chinese people who died during the two wars.

Location: Albany Road, Midlevels, Hong Kong.

Timings: Fountain Terrace Garden: 5:00 am-10:00 pm
                Green House: 9:00 am- 4:30 pm
                Other Areas: 6:00 am- 7:00 pm

Price: Free

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