Hong Kong has a reputation for being a shopper’s paradise, and most of the night markets, shopping centers and electronics stores can be found in Tsim Sha Tsui on the tip of the Hong Kong peninsula. It’s also Hong Kong’s hotel central, with accommodations ranging from the cheap hostels of the notorious Chongqing Mansion to the luxurious InterContinental.
Nathan Road is the main artery of the district, and a walk down the mile-long stretch of shops known as the Golden Mile is a quintessential Hong Kong experience. Stop in for tea at the Peninsula Hotel, sample fiery Indian curries on the first floor of the Chongqing Mansion or head to nearby Knutsford Terrace for cocktails with the locals.
The Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront, is by far the best place to view the skyline of Hong Kong Island, especially at night during the Symphony of Lights show. Many of the city’s best museums, including the Hong Kong Science Museum, Museum of Art, Museum of History and Space Museum are all located in Tsim Sha Tsui.