October 31, 2013

Avenue of Stars - Hong Kong

Site Name: Avenue of Stars
Site Type:     Tribute to Hong Kong film industry
Location:  Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Hong Kong
Highlights: One of the majore attractions of Hong Kong
Nearest Train Station: MTR TST
Nearest Airport: Hong Kong
How to reach: Easily accessible by road; MTR station nearby
Hotel: Plenty of options in all ranges in this area
Restaurants: Name a verity of restaurant; you can find that for sure in this area

"Avenue of Stars" is one of the major attractions of Hong Kong. It is located at the scenic Tsim Sha Tsui promenade. It was modeled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was opened in 2004 CE. The place commands a stunning panoramic view across Victoria Harbour. The site looks more attractive in the night thanks to Symphony of Lights display.

The replica of the statuette given to the winners at the Hong Kong Film Award ceremony is the first attraction in the 440 meter promenade. All along the promenade, you can find a lot of inscriptions printed on red pillars which talk about the history of Hong Kong film industry from the very beginning. In fact, it is designed in such a way that each inscription talks about the history of a particular decade.

You can also find plaques that contain hand prints and autographs of the Hong Kong cine stars. There are few statues that depict cine shooting, camera man, devices/materials related to cine industry, etc. The life sized statue of Bruce Lee is the major attraction in this site.

If you walk all along the promenade, you can enjoy the sea breeze along with the picturesque view of waterfront of Victoria Harbour. Also, some of the other attractions such as Clock Tower, Star Ferry, etc. are located near this site.

A lovely romantic place in Hong Kong...never miss.

Happy travelling.

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