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About Tsim Sha Tsui

Tsim Sha Tsui is the main tourist district of Kowloon and covers a wide range of different interesting things, from shopping to museums to cultural facilities. Top class hotels and cheap outlet shops are all in the same area.

A large district is has many hidden gems, don't miss out on them.


About Tsim Sha

The Tsim Sha web site is intended to be an information source for anybody who wants to get the best out of a visit to Hong Kong and want's to know what there is to do in Kowloon.  This guide shows you what you will find, and how to find it in TsimaShaTsui.  While we are still under development the goal is that this will be the definitive Guide to Tsim Sha Tsui .

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Tsim Sha Tsui Tsimshatsui?

In Chinese the district is called 尖沙嘴, which literally means Tip Sand Mouth, and is a reference to the sandy river which once flowed here, long since covered by land reclamation.  The pronunciation is impossible to describe using Roman letters alone, some attempts include Jim Shar Joy and Chim Sa Choi but none are of course accurate, and it is very hard for a non Chinese native to pronounce the words correctly.  Hence the common abriviation into TST - sounded out as "tee-ess-tee".  Everybody in Hong Kong will understand if you say TST.

When it comes to writing you will see Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsimshatsui used equally, both are acceptable.  But not Tsimsha Tsui or Tsim Shatsui, that would be incorrect.  However you say or write it, TST is a fascinating place to be.


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