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The area
Neighbourhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighbourhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
How to get there
  • Tsim Sha Tsui • 7 min walk
  • East Tsim Sha Tsui • 8 min walk
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Popular mentions

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willbegone
Chicago97 contributions
Dec 2022
A top tourist attraction in historic transport with great harbor views at a reasonable price. Locals don’t use this so much because taking the subway is much quicker. Due to the halting of most tourism, the Star Ferry is in financial trouble. Hopefully, it will continue to operate.
Written 5 December 2022
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A L
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
One of the cheapest transportation in Hong Kong. A very relaxing, breezy 5 minute ride, and a very nice view of the harbour.
Written 18 November 2022
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winhunter
Hong Kong, China55 contributions
Nov 2022
Must visit when visiting Hong Kong, one of the oldest icon for Hong Kong and a great way to see both side of the Victory Harbor. Recommend taking it once during the day and another time in the evening to see both day and night of Victoria Harbour.
Written 10 November 2022
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mikeinsingapore
Singapore, Singapore225 contributions
Oct 2022
The star fairy is a Hong Kong institution, it provides the best possible views of Hong Kong harbour and is a very convenient way to travel to outlying Islands or so.
Written 9 October 2022
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Ulf A
Stockholm, Sweden8 contributions
Sep 2022
When you want to see more of the waterfront and harbourview this is a nice alternative to the metro. You use the Octopus card here as well so it is very convinient.
Written 30 September 2022
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Prem HK
Hong Kong, China37 contributions
Sep 2022
for any tourist coming to hong kong it is a must to get onto the ferry for a few minutes of pleasant boat ride and take some beautiful pics of hong kong

it is one of the cheapest transport in the world for those few minutes ride but it is also very worth your while.
Written 26 September 2022
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Eugene
Hong Kong, China6 contributions
Aug 2022
Can't imagine a better way to cross the harbor if you have the time and aren't afraid of a little walk.

The view, price, and nostalgia is unbeatable!
Written 18 September 2022
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Andy H
Sheffield, UK12 contributions
Aug 2021
Even if you're just here for a day, you must try the Star Ferry! Far more relaxing than taking the MTR and at night you can catch a beautiful view of the harbour. Amazing!
Written 24 July 2022
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Greg S
Southaven, MS12 contributions
Oct 2021
A nice way to get a feel for the harbor and just to get around to other areas. I would recommend doing it just for the ride alone.
Written 25 June 2022
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MikeAKL
Auckland Central, New Zealand62 contributions
May 2022
When I have time to spare and need to cross the harbour I take the Star Ferry and sit on the lower deck. A classic way to travel, smells and sounds of yesteryear.
Written 9 June 2022
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