At Kowloon Shangri-La, the very first hotel to open in the reclaimed Tsim Sha Tsui East, your exploration of the city starts right outside our doors. Apart from food, shopping and popular places of interest, Tsim Sha Tsui is a land of legends brimming with cultural heritage and fascinating stories.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland overlooks the water at Penny's Bay on Lantau Island and is easily accessible via MTR. This spectacular theme park brings together the best of the rides, shows and attractions from Disney theme parks around the world to create a mix of new and traditional Disney entertainment experiences.
The Star Ferry has been transporting passengers between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon for more than a century. For only HKD 2.60 to HKD 4.20, guests can enjoy this 7-minute ride and soak up the ambience of one of the world's busiest harbours with cargo, cruise ships and the occasional junk sailing by.
Yuen Po Street Bird Garden
With 70 bird stalls showcasing a variety of melodious songbirds, this garden of courtyards and moongates is a sensory treat for the eyes and ears. Songbirds remain a favourite pet of local men. Merchants stock items such as fancy teak cages and tiny porcelain water bowls. The garden is open from 7am to 8pm, and accessible via Prince Edward MTR.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), a former British colony which was reunited with the People's Republic of China in 1997, welcomes millions of international travellers every year for business and tourism.
Kowloon (Cantonese for "Nine Dragons", named after the many hilly peaks that rise in the distance) comprises the area across Victoria Harbour from Hong Kong Island, south of the New Territories and the border with mainland China.
Lantau ("Ragged Head") Island offers some of Hong Kong's dramatic surprises, including pristine beaches, dense forests, stunning hikes and the world's largest sitting statue of the Buddha. The Po Lin Monastery and its remarkable Buddha is Lantau's popular attraction. Visitors walk up 268 flights of steps to visit this magnificent bronze sculpture.
The Victoria Peak is at 1,038 feet (322 meters). Majestic skyscrapers and high-rise residential blocks encircle the harbour with the hills of Kowloon in the distance. Whether by day or night, Victoria Peak provides a breathtaking view. The Peak Tram, historical funicular railway which carves a steep 1,223-feet-high (373 meters) swathe up the green mountainside. The tram has been in operation since 1888.
Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Hong Kong Coliseum
Visitors can catch world-class shows at these two performance centres from classical opera and ballets to the latest pop music concerts.
Hong Kong Museum of Art
The city's largest museum, with 7 galleries housing some of the world's finest examples of ancient Chinese art from the Han, Ming and Qing dynasties.
Hong Kong Museum of History
The Hong Kong Museum of History features exhibitions on Hong Kong's unique heritage.
Hong Kong Science Museum
With more than 500 exhibits featuring computers, robotics, energy, telecommunications and more, the world of science and technology is brought to life at Hong Kong Science Museum.
Causeway Bay is considered one of the finest shopping destinations in Hong Kong. It features some of the city’s leading and prominent shopping malls such as Time Square, Lees Garden and Sogo. Other must-visit places in Causeway Bay include Windsor Plaza, Hang Lung Centre, World Trade Centre, Causeway Bay Plaza and Island Beverly Centre to name a few.
As its name implies, this is the place to find all varieties of jade and jade goods. There are over 400 jade hawkers in this Jade Market. Look out for special jade souvenirs and tiny trinkets, as these are ideal pieces to take home with you.
The Ladies Market in Tung Choi Street is the place to find inexpensive women’s wear. It is especially ideal if you are shopping for jeans and accessories. Also on sale are men's and children's clothing as well as a variety of toys and knick-knacks. The Ladies Market is open from 12pm to 11:30pm and is accessible via Mong Kok MTR.
Temple Street Night Market
Temple Street is populated with rows of stalls selling an extensive variety of goods with relatively inexpensive price tags. Equally popular among tourists and locals, Temple Street offers products ranging from clothes, accessories and CDs to leather products and home décor items. Stop by at any of the numerous food outlets for an excellent variety of street fare.