Hello everyone! Welcome back to Walking Tour Wednesday. I've had a lovely summer traveling the world, but I'm happy to be back wandering around Hong Kong with you. For this walking tour, we're going to a place that is well known to tourists and locals alike: Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. We've visited TST to see the Avenue of the Stars, and our ride on the Star Ferry ended here. Now, Nathan Road takes us right through the heart of this bustling part of town.
We'll start out at the famous old Peninsula hotel. It is perhaps the best place in Asia to have a high tea that is more English than most high teas in England.
Turn in a circle in front of The Peninsula. You're on Salisbury Road, HK's museum row. The HK Performing Arts Centre is to the right of the hotel.
That's the space museum.
And there's the Hong Kong Museum of Art.
When the hotel is on your left, walk a few steps down Salisbury Road.
To your right you'll see Salisbury Garden...
You should turn left here...
...and you'll find yourself on Nathan Road.
Crossing the road is tricky in TST, but you'll be able to find subways (passages underground not to be confused with underground trains).
There will be plenty of signs for the MTR (the underground train) as well.
Nathan Road is a place of people and glass...
You'll see advertisements, old and new, as you walk down the street.
There are people everywhere, no matter what time you're here.
Nathan Road is lined with stores on both sides.
They're usually doing work to improve this city.
You'll find traditional Chinese medicine...
...next to money...
...next to diamonds.
There are plenty of signs to help you get your bearings.
This strange green curtain hides the infamous Chungking Mansion, which seems to be undergoing a facelift. This is what it is supposed to look like...
I'm not sure how I feel about the fact that they are cleaning up such a notoriously ugly building.
I suppose it looks incongruous next to the shiny new iSquare shopping center across the street.
And a big crossing is all that separates these two different worlds.
In any case, you should watch your step and cross the street.
Continue walking down Nathan Road.
You won't be disappointed by the costly things you'll see in the shop windows.
You'll see some cultivated greenery along the streets here.
Notice the sings of everyday life.
And the signs of constant work and improvement.
Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching, so even the bus stops are decorated with mooncakes.
This is Hong Kong, so you'll see people everywhere.
You'll come to another crossing.
Look down the street to your left to see even more shops and people.
When you see this arch...
Take one last look up at the sky...
And then lose yourself in the endless shopping.
I hope you've enjoyed this tour of Nathan Road. Don't forget to enter my 100 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY before September 12th. I'm giving away a $15 Amazon.com gift certificate to say thank you to you all for supporting this blog. Come back next week for more Hong Kong Walking Tours!