Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower

Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower, Hong Kong: Hours, Address, Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower Reviews: 3.5/5

Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower

Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower
3.5
Historic Sites • Observation Decks & Towers
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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This 44 metre tall clock tower used to be part of the former Kowloon-Canton Railway Terminus.
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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 • 7 min walk
  • Hung Hom • 8 min walk
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Hanicke
5 contributions
Teenaged kids ruin it
Jun 2021 • Couples
The place is full of teenage kids. Graffiti everywhere. Public toilet next to is gives out bad smell. Very bad place.
Written June 27, 2021
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Shih
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The big short
May 2021 • Family
This tower is dwarfed by lots of other buildings. This has sadly become part of Star Ferry pier. Sad to see it like this former grand terminus.
Written May 29, 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,434 contributions
A Reminder of the Steam Age
Jan 2021
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.
Written February 26, 2021
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China134,567 contributions
Early 20th-century Declared monument and historic landmark
Feb 2020
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.
Written February 10, 2020
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jenkle89
Hendaye, France387 contributions
Railway Clock Tower
Jan 2020 • Couples
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.
Written January 29, 2020
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia11,928 contributions
A heritage listed clock tower on the harbour Promenade
Nov 2019
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.
Written December 15, 2019
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County-Hunter
Tacoma, WA2,847 contributions
Pretty at Night
Dec 2019 • Couples
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.
Written December 10, 2019
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Chmpgnrose
New York City, NY285 contributions
Historic Clock Tower
Dec 2018
A historical remnant of the original site of the former Kowloon Station on the Kowloon-Canton Railway. Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower 尖沙咀鐘樓 is a photography site and also a tourist attraction as one of HK's iconic landmarks. It has been declared a monument in 1990.
Written November 5, 2019
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Linda K
Port Saint Lucie, FL2,347 contributions
Not worth a detour, but when in the neighborhood . . .
Jun 2019 • Couples
The clock tower itself is rather non-descript, but the well-designed park surrounding it as well as the adjacent interesting sculpt make it worth a quick walk-by when one is in the area.
Written June 5, 2019
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MKB1701
New York674 contributions
Handsome Tower in bustling square
Apr 2019 • Family
Did a lap around the Clock Tower; it's situated right by the Star Ferry terminus on the Kowloon side. Handsome and stately, it's a nice reminder of the past as well as a handy meeting point among the immense crowds milling about.
Written June 4, 2019
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