The neighborhood of Tsim Sha Tsui is located at the end of the Kowloon peninsula and gathers high-end hotels, museums, upscale restaurants and the famous "Nathan Road". This very touristic district has a bustling nightlife. At the "Knutsford Terrace", restaurants and bars are often open late into the night. While walking around in the "golden mile", you will notice the Bollywood influence, the Shanghai stone carvers and their splendid jewels and gemstones as well as several international brand stores. Discover this sumptuous Tsim Sha Tsui area which has a lot to offer.
Hong Kong always attracts more foreign investors, and it has a considerable consequence on the real-estate prices, which have skyrocketed in the past few years. In 2014, prices increased by 12% and reached new heights: some luxury properties have been sold 185,000 euros per square meter, despite the legal measures taken by the Government to calm down the housing market. This phenomenon can be explained by the fact that the number of building plot did not rise these past years, which led to a frenetic increase of the existing properties. According to experts, Hong Kong is considered as the most expensive city in the world and this tendency is not ready to change as Hong Kong appeals to Chinese elite and very wealthy foreign businessmen every year.
Hong-Kong has a subtropical wet climate which is characterized by milld temperatures all along the year. From May to September, temperatures are at their highest but this period is characterized by a predominant rainy weather and typhoons, which mainly occur in September. The moisture is important and easily reaches 90%. However, it can be interesting to visit Hong Kong during this period as there are various incredible events such as the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival in June or the Mid-Autumn Festival in August.
From October to April, it is the best period to visit Hong Hong as climate is pleasant and rains are reduced. Temperatures can be cool in January and February. There is a little moisture and possible mist. This period is the ideal one if you want to attend the Chinese New Year in Hong Hong, which is a massive and unprecedented event for foreign visitors.
The months of November to December represent the perfect period to fully enjoy Hong Kong. The weather is sunny and temperature are comfortable. Rains are rare and there is less moisture. Besides, in November, Hong Kong welcomes the International Cricket Sixes, which is said to be an unmissable event. For this reason, the city becomes crowded during this period.
This attraction is the biggest permanent Sound and Light Show in the world and became one of the most popular touristic attraction in Hong Kong. During 15 minutes, the play of lights and colours creates an unprecedented atmosphere and allows Hong Kong to be a unique city in the world. It produces one of the highest skyscrapers of the city and the Victoria Peak is used as the scenery.
This spectacle, which is more and more spectacular over the years, is visible from the Tsim Sha Tsui district, on the Avenue of Stars, everyday at 8pm if the weather permits it.
The Avenue of Stars is the promenade along Hong Kong Bay and it is inspired from the Walk of the Fame in Hollywood. The aim is to promote the history and success of the Hong Kong film industry. This pedestrian area is punctuated by around 70 star slabs with celebrities' name and their hand print. There are also celebrities' statues. This walk is liked by tourists and Hong Kong residents because they enjoy a magnificent view on the skyline they can admire boats in the bay.
Built in 1915 to complete the Kowloon-Canton train terminal, the clock tower measures 44 meters. The former bustling train station was demolished but the tower remained. It is now registered as a historical monument, which remembers, in an elegant way, the industrialization era. The clock tower is also an unforgettable reference point for millions of Chinese migrants who arrived in Hong Kong through this train station to start a new life in the city.
Hong-Kong is situated in the South-East of the People's Republic of China and is composed of more than 230 islands and a part of the continental territory. It is mainly made of mountainous relief and it has an exceptional deep water port. In 1842 the island of Hong Kong was given up to the United Kingdom. However, in July 1997, the Hong Kong territories were retroceded to China and they became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, with a high degree of autonomy. Very urbanized, Hong Kong is a leading financial and commercial area and has a mature economic market and an active domestic consumption.
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