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"Tsim Sha Tsui:Center of Hong Kong Shopping!" Kowloon Things to Do Tip by machomikemd

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Tsim Sha TSui is an urbanized area in the Yau Tsim Mong District in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) is the heart and soul of Hong Kong situated at the very tip of the Kowloon Peninsula and is best reached by taking the scenic Star Ferry across the harbour from Central.Along with Causeway Bay, this area offers you non-stop shopping opportunities from Harbour City to TST East. From the massive Ocean Terminal/Harbour City, head up Peking Road, past the myriad of jewelers, bars and restaurants until you reach Nathan Road. Known as "The Golden Mile", Nathan Road will dazzle you with it's sights, sounds and smells. Chungking Mansions is well worth the visit and is a great spot for some authentic, affordable Indian food. If you still have the energy after tackling "The Golden Mile", why not check out the sidewalks of Granville and Cameron Road, a favourite spot for factory outlet clothing.

Named after the British governor who designed it, bustling Nathan Road, stretching from the seaside of Tsim Sha Tsui to the Boundary Street to the north of the Kowloon Peninsula, is the major road in this area. It once was scorned as a white elephant and originally dubbed "Nathan's Folly". In recent decades, however, it has become celebrated as the "Golden Mile" because of the dazzling array of neon-decorated shops, hotels, restaurants and nightspots that flank the wide thoroughfare.

TST has the largest cultural centres and museums in the area. There are numerous hotels and budget accommodations in the area as well, but views of Hong Kong Island on Victoria Harbour will cost you. If all you really need (or can afford!) is a place to lay your head, check out the hostels in the area around Chungking Mansions. No matter where you are staying, the only spot to be seen Sunday afternoons in Tsim Sha Tsui is at The Peninsula Hotel, having high tea.

Address: Tsim Sha Tsui district
Directions: seaside of Tsim Sha Tsui to the Boundary Street to the north
Phone: +852 2807 6543

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  • Written Aug 6, 2007
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