Avenue of the Stars

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Avenue of the Stars
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Piers & Boardwalks
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12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The area
Neighborhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighborhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
How to get there
  • East Tsim Sha Tsui • 2 min walk
  • Tsim Sha Tsui • 5 min walk
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China147,481 contributions
Feb 2020
The Avenue of Stars is a long stretch of the greater Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade that is an area for HK residents and tourists to enjoy time along Victoria Harbour. It is modelled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, celebrating Hong Kong film industry and celebrities.

Originally, the Avenue of Stars opened to the public in 2004. However, it closed down between 2016 and 2019 for redevelopment work. Today the Avenue of Stars is open again, providing visitors with excellent views of the harbour and the Hong Kong skyline on the opposite side of Victoria Harbour.

There are over 100 newly designed hand prints of famous actors found along the Balustrade and you'll find several creative architectural Arbours that are 4 metres tall, providing shade and seating benches. A handful of statues are located along the waterfront as well including the pig character called McDull, the Hong Kong Films Award Statue and the famous Bruce Less 'Fist of Fury' statue.

Visitors have access to the recently opened and much celebrated K11 Musea, an architectural masterpiece of a building. You can also enjoy the popular Symphony of lights laser show on Victoria Harbour which occurs at 8pm each evening.

Overall, I like the more modern, green friendly and architecturally interesting layout and design of the Avenue of Stars. It complements the exciting K11 Musea attraction well and is a place that visitors can have a good time during visits to our city.
Written February 10, 2020
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CanuckJames
Nishinomiya, Japan1,108 contributions
Feb 2020
If you like / familiar with Chinese actors/directors, then this promenade is worth visiting and looking at the various hand prints and statues. Think Hollywood Walk of Fame for the Chinese move industry.

But for the vast majority of visitors, it is a great place to walk and enjoy the skyline and take a walk.

This is a place to take a breather from a hectic life. In the evening, many joggers and couples enjoying each other.

Lots of places to sit and relax.

A great place to see the Symphony of Lights.
Written February 24, 2020
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ACL3112
UK3,385 contributions
Jan 2020
The only star I recognised was Bruce Lee, the others mean something to a Chinese environment. It is a lovely walk, it seems miles away from the noise and the traffic of Hongkong. The view across the water presents you with the wonderful skyline. There are lots of places to sit to watch the world go by, the arbour constructions which seem to resemble the tail fins of whales 9with a bit of imagination) are used as a space to create shade under flowering plants. the thought that went into the sustainability aspect is amazing, there are free booklets on offer which are worth reading. The kiosks have solar panels installed to provide electricity, there is a wave generator which helps to charge phones, the material used for the guard rails and the pavement is made from re-cycled material, a lot of imagination and thought went into this construction - and the result is wonderful walkway in the middle of a bustling city.
Written February 24, 2020
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Ray
Staines, UK773 contributions
Sep 2020
Thanks to the refurbishment, they could've gone the other way and make it better than LA's walk of fame but instead they took all what was wrong with LA and made it more congested and commercial.

Especially the Bruce Lee. His statue used to be further down the waterfront away from the crowds but now they've installed it right outside the station next to coffee shop. Like HK wasn't crowded enough already.

Bruce Lee was my childhood hero and Hong Kong's biggest star ever. His monument deserves a better higher place than this out of station walk of shame.
Written January 19, 2021
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Droombarton
Placentia, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador61 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Minus the glorious harbor view, the avenue itself has nothing memorable. Definitely a missable place.
Written July 24, 2020
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Wonder A
Singapore379 contributions
Oct 2013 • Family
Avenue of the Stars is a must, especially if its your first trip to HK. Mustn't miss the light show at 8.00 pm nightly. You'll be immersed in the surrounding, with the cool breeze and coloured lights. In fact, i don't feel like leaving even after the light show is over. Just staying by the sea and listen to the waves is enough to soothe your mood :)
Written November 10, 2013
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom6,475 contributions
Jan 2021
The Avenue of the Stars promenade was re-vamped a couple years ago and is now a beautiful, open pedestrian space that runs alongside the Victoria Harbour. Stepping off the Star Ferry, you can follow the promenade right along the waterfront, with fabulous million-dollar views across to Hong Kong island.
The main attraction is the view but they have also created a Hollywood-style Walk of Fame feature with bronze handprints on the railings instead of stars on the ground. Over 100 Hong Kong celebrities and actors, including Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians) and Chow Yun-fat, have made their mark here. Not many will be recognisable to overseas visitors but they are household names in Hong Kong.
If you’re curious to know who’s who, each plaque has a QR code so you can scan it for more information.
Of the four bronze sculptures, the most famous is Bruce Lee – recognisable to everyone, surely. Standing on an elevated water feature, he strikes his classic martial arts pose. It fits in nicely with Bruce’s famous quote, “Be water my friend. Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water”
The other statues are Cantopop diva Anita Mui, the cartoon pig McDull and a female figure representing the Hong Kong Film Awards.
Written February 26, 2021
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JJnEE
Singapore252 contributions
Mar 2011
This a major tourist attraction of Hong Kong. world-famous for its stunning panoramic night view and skyline, particularly in the direction towards Hong Kong Island where the skyline of skyscrapers is superimposed over the ridges behind.

Great Experience!
Written March 25, 2011
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Oliz
9 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
The place is not doing justice to the global stars. More grand could be the exhibits. Hope it will be better next time.
Written June 27, 2021
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China147,481 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
The Avenue of Stars is a popular stretch of the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, where visitors spend much time viewing Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong Skyline as well as enjoying many of the interesting statues, figures and handprints and 'stars' from local celebrity figures. It is also the location where many gather to watch and listen to the nightly Symphony of Lights performance at 8pm (be advised that the show receives regular heavy criticism these days).

We often visit the Avenue of Stars, particularly enjoying days when there is better air quality, affording excellent views of the harbour and skyline. There are three times of the day that we enjoy spending time on at the Avenue of Stars.

First thing in the morning, before the crowds arrive, you can have the entire waterfront to yourself. This is a peaceful time and the best chance you will have for uninterrupted photographs of the Hong Kong Skyline, Bruce Lee statue and other figures lining the Avenue of Stars section of the promenade as well as pictures of yourself without other tourists finding their way into the camera frame. Then, as the sun begins to rise and the large tour groups begin to arrive, the Avenue of Stars section of the TST Promenade becomes engulfed with people, making it less enjoyable to spend time here.

We also enjoy visits during the mid-late afternoon when the sun begin to recline to the west. If sky conditions are good, you can see the Hong Kong Skyline against the rich green peaks of Hong Kong Island and the deep blue sky, making the very best of photographic opportunities. This is a lovely time to visit the Avenue of Stars for the views. Unfortunately, the crowds are usually quite heavy during much of the day, which can be a factor if viewing or weather conditions are not great.

Finally, night visits to the Avenue of Stars are always recommendable. Regardless of the air quality, being on the promenade after dark provides you the opportunity to see the Hong Kong Skyline, illuminating Victoria Harbour. You can also see the Symphony of Lights laser show performance quite well from here at 8pm, although the show itself has lost much of its luster over the years and is presently in need of being updated. Unfortunately, the Hong Kong Tourism department overhypes this show, leaving many quite disappointed with the experience. Regardless, the views of the harbour and the skyline are excellent at nighttime and this is a good enough reason alone to visit.

Of important note, the Avenue of Stars is a hugely popular area for visitors and locals to assimilate during our annual fireworks presentations. On occasions such as the Chinese New Year fireworks display, a 23 minute long performance, it is best to try and arrive 45-60 minutes early in order to find a decent place. If you manage to secure a nice space, you will be richly rewarded as the fireworks over Victoria Harbour can be mighty impressive.

There are a couple of kiosks along the Avenue of Stars but not much in the form of place to find food or drinks. At present, there is a large Starbucks, which has two levels of seats and good views of much of the harbor. Sharing the same building space is the Deck N Beer Bar, which is interestingly the only open bar located directly on the promenade, just past the Avenue of Stars. The Intercontinental hotel lobby lounge, which is situated on the ground floor with direct views of the harbor is also a prime spot and popular venue for taking afternoon tea, although most enjoy this pastime more for the views over the quality of the servings.

Continuing to the end of the Avenue of Stars, you eventually encounter the Star Ferry Pier, where you can board and enjoy a ride across the harbor on one of the historic Star Ferry boats. This is always a recommendable activity, something much enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. You can also visit the Star House building directly opposite the Pier and find several restaurants, including the tourist friendly and often recommended, Peking Garden. Lastly, the largest shopping mall in the city, Harbour City can be accessed as well just past the Star Ferry Pier.

Overall, the Avenue of Stars is a place we recommend to all visitors to Hong Kong, regardless of their intended length of stay, and we usually suggest visiting at least twice during your trip, once during the day and again at night. Viewing perspectives are quite different and equally enjoyable, particularly when sky and viewing conditions are optimal and this can be a fun area to spend time when it is not overcrowded.
Written June 22, 2013
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