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Speaking of Hong Kong, the first thing coming to our mind is the shopping paradise. Hong Kong is a metropolis appealing to tourists all over the world not only because of its pleasant climate and nice scenery, but also due to its duty-free policy for most commodities. As one of the most famous districts in Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui is the site you must see, it is geographically the heart and soul of Hong Kong situated at the very tip of the Kowloon Peninsula pointing Kowloon Victoria Harbour. 

Tsim Sha Tsui is a major tourist hub in metropolitan Hong Kong where many shops, restaurants, office buildings and scenic spots cluster. Walking along the street, you will rarely meet the light traffic. 

Nathan Road is the leading street in Tsim Sha Tsui. Famous brands and merchandises are easily found in the department stores and shopping malls. Very popular purchases are jewellery, shoes, bags and clothes. Deals are inclined to be made with just small amount of money. Tsim Sha Tsui also brings you pleasant cultural experience, because Hong Kong Cultural Center, Space Museum, and Museum of Art are all situated in Tsim Sha Tsui. 

Space Museum is a grand scientific museum full of high technology. Specifically the museum is classified into the Sun Hall, Exhibition Hall, and Hall of Heavenly Phenomena etc. Different kinds of diagrams, models and precision instruments are kept in the museum. With the help of the automatic closed-circuit TV and movies, visitors can have a better understanding of the mystery of the heavenly bodies, the history of the earth, the origin of life, the change of climate, the development of ancient astronomy, as well as the modern man-made satellite and manned rocket. By means of certain equipment, the appreciation of fantastic solar and lunar eclipse becomes very easy. Visitors also have the opportunity to observe the moving models of the spacecraft together with the weightlessness of the astronauts. The whole space museum is modeled after the celestial sphere. Pay a visit here is just like having a walk in the outer space.

Harbour City is the largest and most popular shopping center with about 700 shops and boutiques, 50 restaurants, 2 cinemas, 3 top hotels, 1 private club, 2,000 car parking lots, 4.4 million square feet office towers, etc. It's big enough to take up much of the western part of Tsim Sha Tsui's harbor front. 

Avenue of Stars is also regarded as one of the most famous attractions in Tsim Sha Tsui. It is located in an easily accessible section along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade stretching from the southern end of Salisbury Garden to the New World Centre. It was opened to the public and visitors from all over the world from 28 April 2004 onwards. The establishment of the avenue is to pay tribute to outstanding professionals of Hong Kong's movie industry, to promote tourism and to consolidate Hong Kong's position as Asia's World City. 73 tablets are embedded on the surface of the avenue in honor of the elites who have made great contribution in the movie industry. There are 30 celebrities who have already left their handprints on their tablets with Jackie Chan, Jet Lee, Andy Lau included. When evening falls, the lighting of the Avenue of Stars makes it look like a glittering galaxy. Strolling along the avenue, you will be appealed by the wonderful views of Hong Kong.

 Transportation to Tsin Sha Tsui:
A. Take Subway Tsuen Wan Line and get off at Tsin Sha Tsui station;
B. Take Subway West Rail Line and get off at East Tsin Sha Tsui station;
C. Take Bus No. 1,1A, 2, 5, 5A, 5C, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 8P, 9, 28, 234X, N21 or N21A and get off at Tsim Sha Tsui Port stop;
D. Take Bus No. 13X, 26, 35A, 41A, 98D, 98P, 208 or 973  and get off at Tsim Sha Tsui East Bus Terminal.

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