Kowloon Waterfront Hong Kong
By Allison Martin
Kowloon is located on the
edge of the mainland of China and just across the water from the central
part of the city of Hong Kong. This section of the Hong Kong sprawls down
to the Victoria Harbor - the promenade provides an impressive view of
the Hong Kong skyline and the numerous ships gliding up the channel. While
you are here, take a quick trip down to the harbor to visit the shops
and museums, and if possible, hop on a short ferry ride.
Tsui ("sharp, sandy point"), the area of Kowloon along the
waterfront, is famous for its shops and sites. This area is home to
over 600 stores, the Star Ferry and a number of wonderful museums.
Nathan Road (also known as the
Golden Mile) is the main thoroughfare, while Salisbury Road rims the
bustling streets of Hong Kong are evocative of canyons as skyscrapers
tower above. Never did I realize how much space our American cities
have, until visiting one of the most populated cities of Asia.
all the ferries plying the waters to Hong Kong and the nearby islands,
the most famous are the Star Ferries. Billed as the "most romantic
ferry ride in the world," the voyage to Central Hong Kong crosses
Victoria Harbor in about 8 minutes. Outlying islands take about an
hour or less. The views are reported to be spectacular - day and night.
Near the Star Ferry terminal you
will also find the Hong Kong Tourist Association Information and Gift
Shop. They will provides free maps and information for your visit. Also
nearby the Harbor City, Ocean Terminals, and Ocean Centre all contain
|Even better than
shopping is a stroll along the boulevard. The view of the Hong Kong
city skyline and the harbor along the waterfront is truly spectacular.
It borders from the Star Ferry Terminals, past the Space Museum, Hong
Kong History Museum, and Hong Kong Art Museum, up to the end of Tsim
Hong Kong skyscrapers lift directly
up from the harbor in an impressive display of steel, glass and concrete
before the mountains.
|Best of all is
a visit to the Hong Kong Museum of Art
- for here you can view both the breathtaking skyline and major treasures
of Chinese art.
Next : Walking Around Kowloon