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Take a walk at Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong

Post Time: October 31,2013 By Vicky Lu

When people go to Hong Kong to travel or shopping, they will inevitably have to go through the Avenue of Stars nearby Star Ferry Pier. And each time I pass through, I always want to take a few photos, but I have little interest in sending them out. For in the opposite of Avenue of Stars is the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, almost all of the tour group will go to see this free sight in Hong Kong, so the tourists who came to Hong Kong , more or less have a few photos of the Avenue of Stars .

Until recently, I saw a news report said the U.S. Cable News Network (CNN) CNNGo website intended to vote out twelve "disappointed" attractions in the world, and Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui is chose as one of the twelve by visitors, equally listed along with the tokyo, Japan, Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy and Times Square in the United States. So, let’s take a look at the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong is really the world's most disappointing one of the twelve major attractions or not?

TST is a part of Kowloon Yau Tsim Mong District. Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Peninsula, the southern tip of a promontory, is close to Hung Hom Bay. Kwun Chung Shan was hindered by its southern tip to form a long and sandy beach, so it is called Tsim Sha Tsui .

Hong Kong Avenue of Stars is located in east of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, to connect Hung Hom and Tsim Sha Tsui. It was funded by Hong Kong Government for the construction. It was modeled on the design of Avenue of Stars in Hollywood. It cost about forty million Hong Kong dollars. It was themed with development history of the Hong Kong film industry, recognizing film stars and filmmakers behind the achievements. It has a length of 440 m. It was officially opened to public on April 28, 2004.

As a place to recognize distinguished people of Hong Kong film industry, there are 73 ground-mount plaques of movie celebrities. There were more than 30 pieces hand imprint of celebrity and became a Hong Kong tourist hotspot. From respected veteran filmmaker in Hong Kong, such as Dillon, Chu Yuan, Tse Yin, to contemporary international master such as John Woo, Tsui Hark, Sammo Hung, Feng baby, Michelle Yeoh, Andy Lau , Jackie Chan , etc. , they all left their fingerprints here.

There is also nearby Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower near Avenue of Stars. Built in 1916, it was a part of the old KCR train station building. It height is 45 meters. There is dome round tower above square column, majestic and beautiful as a symbol of Kowloon. In front of Bell tower is a two-floor long corridor, which is the best location to watch the harbor night view of Victoria Harbor.

Hong Kong Avenue of Stars is a free attraction, thus it becomes a must go place for travelers who is from the mainland of China. We can see a large number of mainland tourists to visit in any time, taking pictures. Some foreign tourists also often admire to go to this place to have a see. So this road is often overcrowded, there are always people taking picture in front of every attraction.

Hong Kong Star of Avenue is close to the Star Ferry, which is one of Hong Kong's main piers. Only spend 2.5 Hong Kong dollars, you can take the Star Ferry to across Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Bauhinia Square. This boat route between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula route has been running for a century, known as the cheapest tour in Hong Kong.

National Geographic magazine takes the Star Ferry tour as one of the fifty attractions in one’s life to visit. And there are also many tour boats in the pier for tourists to enjoy and watch the scenery on both sides of Victoria Harbor. Although some of these boat tours charges higher, it is still popular for foreign tourists for the ship's appearance is very with Chinese characteristics.

There is another prominent building in the Avenue of Stars, that is, the shape of the Olympic torch Monkey King Bar. When China host the Olympics, the Olympic torch relay crosses in the avenue. So here an Olympic torch sculpture was established as a souvenir.

Also nearby Avenue of Stars are the Hong Kong Space Museum and Hong Kong Museum of Art, which are one of the places worth visiting in this city. For those who come to the Avenue of Stars they must go to the Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Space Museum. There is also a small stage. There are often free performances.

Although it maybe not worth a visit specifically, but as a free attractions, if you go to Hong Kong and pass the way here, it is still worth a look, especially Victoria Harbor views.

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Someone once said: “Or travel, or reading, either your body or soul should be always on the way”.Travel is one of my favorite hobbies. Travel can broaden my horizon and experience the thing I never do before. I think the important thing during a travel is about what you learn along the way in that journey and to always keep your mind open about what you see before you get to the destination.

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