Hong Kong, renowned as the Oriental Pearl worldwide, boasts for both charming natural scenery and amazing man-made wonders. Have you got a chance to visit Hong Kong this winter? If so, why not go to the Avenue of Stars, where you can not only enjoy the intoxicating night view of Vitoria Bay, but also explore the Hong Kong film culture.
The Avenue of Stars is situated near the Vitoria Harbor in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, which is built to honor the outstanding celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry. I guess most of you must have heard about the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in fact the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong modeled on that. Thanks to the smart and hardworking Hong Kong actors who contributed a lot to the local film industry and make Hong Kong the “Hollywood of the East” in foreigners` eyes. Originally it was a basic sidewalk on the shore Vitoria Bay with the handprints and signatures of well-known Hong Kong actors, but later it developed into a hot tourism spot and attracted local people and tourists.
How much do you know about Hong Kong actors? Lai Man Wai, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat, Bruce Lee…? Since Lai Man Wai successfully directed “Zhuangzi Tests his wife”, the first feature of Hong Kong, the film industry in Hong Kong has become gradually prosperous. Several years later, the films of Hong Kong were warmly welcome in foreign counties. Here in the Avenue of Stars, you can a get to know more about the development of Hong Kong film culture and actors in the past century and discover the international superstars in recent times.
Commemorative plaques and handprints of famous stars seem very attractive and precious to those visitors who are fond of Hong Kong film industry, which always make them reluctant to leave. Besides, enjoying the blue cozy sky, fresh harbor air and slowly passing ship is also a perfect choice, especially on a sunny weekend.
When the night approaches, the Avenue of Stars is an exciting place to appreciate a symphony of lights, a combination of spectacular lights, wonderful laser and relaxed music. Starting with the music, the deep blue sky of the Avenue of Stars is light up by colorful lasers, searchlights, LED effects as well as fireworks, leaving a stunning impression to visitors. A symphony of lights is regarded as the largest permanent light and sound show worldwide according to the Guinness Book of World Records, lasting for about 15 minutes.
If the weather is ok, the show is put on at 8:00PM from Monday to Sunday, providing a great chance to almost every visitor. As a international tourism resort, several language are involved in the narration of the show, such as English, Mandarin and Cantonese. So never worry about language barrier in Hong Kong.
Travel tips: 1. visitors can either take Bus No.1 or the subway to Tsim Sha Tsui. 2. A symphony of lights is available at 8:00 P.M both on weekdays and weekend. 3. It will take you about 32 Yuan to visit the Avenue of Stars.