Located at the Promenade along the Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, the Avenue of Stars is a 440 metre commemorative strip dedicated to Hong Kong's celebrities and film industry legends who have helped made the city the ‘Hollywood of the East.’
The avenue features more than a hundred of commemorative plaques, handprints, descriptive milestones and movie memorabilia, honoring actors, musicians, film directors and other movers and shakers of Hong Kong's film industry.
The entire avenue presents more than a century of Hong Kong movie-making history starting with the ‘father of Hong Kong cinema’ Lai man-wai, who in 1913 directed Hong Kong’s first feature film 'Zhuangzi Tests his Wife' to the international superstars of more recent years, such as Jacky Chan, Chow Yun Fat and Jet Li.
There are also several sculptures in the avenue including a life-size statue of kung fu action hero Bruce Lee, a bronze rendering of McDull (a popular cartoon pig character) and a 4.5-metre-tall replica of the statuette given to winners at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
The Avenue of Stars also provides a magnificent vantage point to admire the captivating skyline of Victoria Harbour. At night, it is a popular venue for viewing the Symphony of Lights display.
Other tourist attractions near the Avenue of Stars include the New World Centre shopping complex, Museum of Art, Space Museum, Cultural Centre and the Clock Tower, a popular Tsim Sha Tsui landmark.
How to get there:
MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit J. Follow the signs to the Avenue of Stars.