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The Twin Commercial Hubs of Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀)

When it comes to naming the twin commercial hubs of Hong Kong, we can point to Central in Hong Kong Island and the area of Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀) found on the opposite side. These two places are always regarded as the representative centers of Hong Kong.

Among these areas, the region located at the southern tip of the Kowloon Peninsula is referred to as Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀).

“Tsim Sha Tsui, One of Hong Kong’s Twin Commercial Hubs”

Tsim Sha Tsui is located at the southern tip of the Kowloon Peninsula, and while it is considered one of the central areas of Hong Kong, it exudes a slightly different atmosphere compared to the Hong Kong Island area.

Both Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀) and Central in Hong Kong Island have densely packed high-rise buildings. However, in the Hong Kong Island area, you can witness the iconic trams, another form of public transportation in Hong Kong, whereas in Tsim Sha Tsui, trams are not visible.

As a result, Tsim Sha Tsui tends to radiate a somewhat more modern atmosphere compared to Central in Hong Kong Island.

“Tsim Sha Tsui, a Must-Visit Destination in Hong Kong Travel”

Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀) is considered an essential area to visit in Hong Kong travel. It’s abundant with shopping centers, restaurants, and hotels. Especially, if you descend to the southern end, you can find the Avenue of Stars, where you can enjoy the night view of Hong Kong Island. Moreover, every evening at 8 PM, you can watch a light show called “Symphony of Lights,” and it’s said that the best place to view it is from the Avenue of Stars.

“Tsim Sha Tsui, Also Known as ‘Little Arabia’ in Hong Kong”

In Tsim Sha Tsui, you can encounter many Southwest Asians residing in Hong Kong. “Chungking Mansion,” located at the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, is a place where you can find a significant number of people of Indian and Pakistani descent. Next to Kowloon Park in Tsim Sha Tsui, you can also find an Islamic mosque, leading to the nickname “Little Arabia” for this part of Hong Kong.

“Star Ferry Connecting Tsim Sha Tsui and Hong Kong Island”

In Tsim Sha Tsui, you can find the Star Ferry Terminal that can take you to Hong Kong Island. It allows you to travel to Central in Hong Kong Island or Wan Chai in Hong Kong Island.

The ferry line connecting Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula is named the “Star Ferry,” and the fare for a single ride is HKD 2.6. This amounts to approximately 400 Korean Won. Thanks to this, you can travel between these two areas affordably, and it adds a special element to your Hong Kong trip as it is a unique mode of transportation available only in Hong Kong.

“Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀)”

  • Address: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong