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Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower

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Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower

556 Reviews
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Salisbury Road, Waterfront Promenade, Hong Kong China
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East Tsim Sha TsuiMass Transit Railway (MTR)7 min
Hung HomMass Transit Railway (MTR)8 min
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This is a prepaid redemption voucher. Please take MTR Tung Chung Line, walk out from Exit A, Tung Chung Station, walk for 10 minute (700m) to Cable Car Tung Chung Station, then go to Fast Lane Counter at ticketing<br>office. Show your redemption voucher, collect a fast entry paper ticket and access the group entry to skip the line. Round trip cable car ride is included. Your E-ticket is an open ticket, valid for 6 month from your selected travel date.
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Mairwen1 wrote a review Feb 2021
United Kingdom3,933 contributions6,364 helpful votes
The grand old Edwardian clock tower stands orphaned on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. It was once part of the Kowloon–Canton Railway terminus. Hong Kong’s first great steam train to China left from here and the station was an impressive colonnaded building, built in the early 1900s. Despite public opposition, the station was demolished in 1978 but the tower was left and is now a Declared Monument.  The red brick and granite clock tower stands 44 m tall and is now surrounded by a water feature and an avenue of palm trees now. Unfortunately, you can’t go inside or climb the tower (although I believe you used to be able to years ago). However from the outside, you can still see bullet holes in the façade. When the Japanese invaded during WWII, the Battle of Hong Kong raged right up to the walls of the station and the tower took a few hits.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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BradJill wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong, China132,829 contributions23,909 helpful votes
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The Canton Railway Clock Tower is a Declared monument and historic landmark building next to the Star Ferry terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui (TST). What you will see is a 44 metre tall tower made of red brick and granite. Each side has a clock face, the tower is caped by a small dome and a 7 metre tall lightening rod. Originally built between 1913-15, the clock tower is an important reminder of Hong Kong's colonial past. It stands proudly on its own next to the harbour these days. In the past, it was part of the old Kowloon-Canton Railway Terminus that has long been demolished. At one time, the clock tower dominated the Kowloon skyline, now it is simply a link to the past and a historic landmark for all of us to enjoy when spending time in TST along Victoria Harbour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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jenkle89 wrote a review Jan 2020
Hendaye, France389 contributions192 helpful votes
Lovely building at the end of the Avenue of Stars. Looks really nice at night when it is lit up. During the period we visited there was a huge dragon for Chinese New Year that was also lit up at night. Although you cant visit the inside you can take a glimpse through the window at the big bell.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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kpiddy wrote a review Dec 2019
Brisbane, Australia11,723 contributions1,145 helpful votes
The Waterfront Promenade has an unusual mixture of buildings and features, somewhat eclectic, this includes finding a historical railway clock standing in front of a water courseway and a large bronze war statue to one side. The Clock Tower is the last remaining structure from the former Kowloon-Canton Railway Station, standing 44 metres high, constructed out of red brick and granite, a reminder of the past.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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County-Hunter wrote a review Dec 2019
Tacoma, Washington2,805 contributions722 helpful votes
The clock tower and surrounding area is a nice place to visit, especially at night when it is all lit up. It also offers good views of the Hong Kong skyline across the harbor and a good spot to take in the light show.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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