The Avenue of Stars: Hong Kong
January 17, 2017
Location: Hong Kong
Hong Kong downtown: Victoria Bay Harbour, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
In Hong Kong the Avenue of Stars (Chinese: 星光大道) is surely a must-see and you can’t leave this city before to visit this place, so you can’t really miss out.
Once you get to the promenade the first thing you’ll find is the Salisbury Garden, a little nice garden located just before the Avenue of Stars and the perfect place to have a rest or lunch.
This Salisbury Garden mark is the starting point of the Avenue of Stars, but I’m going to explain you what this place exactly is and what represent for Hong Kong.
In short the Avenue of Stars is a sort of Hollywood walk of fame, but a part of brass stars there are also Bronze statues dedicated to the most influential actors of Hong Kong history. Guys I must be honest with you, I didn’t know the most of them… practically only 3 international stars XD Jackie Chan, Jet li and Bruce Lee. I also found very interesting a representation of a movie set, with a movie director and his cameraman.
This is the Jackie Chan’s hand print in the Avenue of stars. I’m sorry Jackie Chan, I know you’re a kung fu master and richer than me, but your hand is smaller than mine 😉 , maybe you’ll win next time.
Another international Hong Kong star I know, and for sure I think you know as well, is Jet li so I couldn’t miss the opportunity to take a picture of his star.
There are many statues on the promenade, so I’ve selected the most beautiful and representative you can find at the Avenue of Stars:
The first one is Statue of Asian Film Award Oscar
Finally the most photographed and my favorite, the Legendary Bruce Lee.
Unfortunately, the Avenue of Stars closed in 2015 for a restauration, but rumors say it will reopen in the first half of 2018, so no problem if you couldn’t see it.
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How to get there, best time and cost
By Hong Kong MTR
The best way to get there is surely by Hong Kong MTR Station. There are 2 Metro stops you can choose: Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui East station, of course depends from which direction you’re coming from. The Tsim Sha Tsui East is much closer, but don’t worry if you stop at Tsim Sha Tsui you, you can use the pedestrian passageway that link both stations.
Finally take Exit J of Tsim Sha Tsui East and just follow the signals you find in your way, the Avenue of Stars is just in front of you 🙂 .
By Star Ferry
If you come from Hong Kong island, you can take the Star ferry beside the Ferry Wheel, the boat dock at Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier, just in front of Salisbury Garden and close to Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Museum of Art. From there, following the promenade along the harbour it takes less than 10 minutes by walk to get the Avenue of Stars.
The Star Ferry Bus Terminus is at Ferry Pier, to get here you can take all these routes:
KMB services –> 1, 1A, 2, 5, 5A, 5C, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 9.
Othere Routes –> A21, 8A, 13X, 26, 28, 35A, 41A, 81C, 87D, 98D, 110, 203, 208, 215X, 219X, 224X.
NOTE: All these Buses I just mentioned stop at Salisbury Road, from there is around 5 minute walk to the Avenue of Stars.
Free of charge.
Best time to go
All year around, I highly recommend by day, because at night could be difficult to take good shots and at 8 PM there is a show of lights: A Symphony of lights (click here to see the related post) and Victoria Harbour is almost collapsed.
I suggest you to visit the Avenue of Stars at lunch time, between 1 pm to 4 pm less there are fewer people on the promenade, and perfect moment to take picture with no pain in the neck, or alternatively for night shots at 10 pm.
The Avenue of Stars is a very good place to watch the amazing Hong Kong skyline (click here to see the best place to watch the Hong Kong skyline).
From the Avenue of Stars you can also attend to the A symphony of light show (click here to see the related post)
That’s so cool that there is something like Hollywood in Hong Kong! Which doesn’t come as a surprise because Hong Kong seems to have everything. What a cool little tour through the stars!
Really Nice photos & article. Thanks a lot for sharing.
I really liked watching Jackie Chan and Jet Li movies growing up. I think I’ve only seen a couple Bruce Lee movies: Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon. That’s funny your hand is bigger than Jackie Chan’s.
What a fun and interesting walk to take! I’m actually off to Hong Kong in April so I’ll be sure to put this on my to-see list. I’m currently making a list of all the things I want to see and do – there’s so much!
I have a few funny photos practising my karate moves with the statue of Bruce Lee, from when I visited the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong. I was staying very close to the area and I would pass by the avenue of stars every time I was heading towards the ferry terminal, to go onto the main island. I even have the same photo as you, with the hands on the hands of Bruce Lee’s memorial plaque, haha.
This is a great guide. The statue of Brue Lee is stunning. Would love to visit this place once it reopens. The photograph of the Hong Kong skyline is amazing. Cheers.
Bruce Lee was a big star in the 70’s. Jackie Chan started his career as a stuntman in some of Bruce Lee’s films. Both enjoyed tremendous success and worldwide popularity but unfortunately, Bruce Lee died in his 30’s.
Wow! Great collection of statues of famous personalities. I know I would have enjoyed seeing this place. Bruce Lee is my childhood fav.
Avenue of Stars seems quite an interesting place for a movie buff like me. I loved the film set those. The location makes it even more exciting. I wish to visit this whenever I am in Hong kong.
The Avenue of Stars in such a beautiful setting with the water and skyline. I would probably only know the three you mentioned as well. Looks like a fun way to enjoy the city and walk!
I stayed near there in 2009. Like you, I only knew 3 of the people. I enjoyed the view more than the stars.
So cool, I particularly love the pics of the statues! Fun to see who/what are considered important enough to immortalize. Thanks for the awesome tips on getting there, I always love being able to bookmark a useful blog post for later vacation planning 🙂
Hong Kong plays a very important role in my heart.. that’s where I met my husband. I love the Avenue of the Stars. It was fun, clean and beautiful lights. Your pictures bring back so much joy.
Haha, great post, I doubt I would recognize any more than the three you knew, too! I really love that Bruce Lee statue. Actually, all of those bronze statues are really neat. I’d love to see more!
I bet it would be fun to take silly pictures with the statues! I like that you added the restaurant recommendation too! I wonder how my hands compare to Jackie Chan’s 😛
That statue of Bruce Lee really looks like him! I’m not a big fan of martial arts movies so I haven’t seen anything with Jet Li or Bruce Lee, but I like Jackie Chan. I didn’t know that he’s from Hong Kong – that’s really cool.
I love this avenue! I was so upset that when I visited Bruce Lee’s statue was temporarily move!
I guess I wouldn’t recognize more actors than the three you knew too! And I have to add that, despite the fact I know who Bruce Lee is, I’ve never seen a movie of him!
I hope to go to Shangai soon, because it’s a city that makes me curious about, but I also hope to see the Avenue once I’m there!