Tsim Sha Tsui



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Tsim Sha Tsui is an urbanised area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong. The area is administratively part of the Yau Tsim Mong District. Tsim Sha Tsui East is a piece of land reclaimed from the Hung Hom Bay now east of Tsim Sha Tsui. The area is bounded north by Austin Road and in the east by Hong Chong Road and Cheong Wan Road. Geographically, Tsim Sha Tsui is a cape on the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula pointing towards Victoria Harbour. Several villages had been established in this location before Kowloon was ceded to the British Empire in 1860. Tsim Sha Tsui in Chinese means pointed sandy mouth. Tsim Sha Tsui is a major tourist hub in metropolitan Hong Kong, with many shops and restaurants that cater to tourists. Many of the museums in the territory are located in the area. Tourist hospitality is a major industry in Tsim Sha Tsui. The area has the highest concentration of hotels in Hong Kong. Prominent and renowned hotels include The Peninsula, The Kowloon Hotel Middle Road, Hong Kong, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, the InterContinental, the Sheraton Hotel, three Marco Polo Hotels, The Langham Hong Kong as well as the Renaissance Hotel. The famed Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong was closed on 1 January 2006 for reconstruction of a shopping mall, while it has re-opened in October 2009 on Hanoi Road of Tsim Sha Tsui as a part of a new complex currently known as K11. Other hotels in virtually every price range, and level of luxury can be found throughout the area, Chungking Mansions is well known for providing cheap lodging for backpackers.







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