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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower

The Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower is definitely one of the most photographed landmark of Hong Kong. The tower has been in its recent location since its completion in 1915. The clock has been in operation since 1922 (except the period when Hong Kong was invaded by Japan).

Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The clock tower is the only remaining structure of the demolished Kowloon-Canton Railway "Kowloon" station. The former station grounds are now occupied by the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Space Museum and the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower
Canton Railway Clock Tower
As all these buildings have their unique and usual shapes, the fantastic 4 made an interesting scene. This has created a lot of photo opportunities for visitors coming from the Hong Kong Island by the Star Ferry. And yes, the Star Ferry pier is directly adjacent to the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower.

The former name of the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower is the Canton Railway Clock Tower. It is a declared monument in Hong Kong.


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