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Location of Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong

Tsim Sha Tsui occupies the tip of the Kowloon Peninsular, from the Star Ferry Pier at the southernmost tip as far north as Austin Road. Bounded on the east by Hong Hum district and on the west but the Kowloon Cultural District reclamation the Tsim Sha Tsui district is administratively part of "YauMaTsim", an invented political district of the Hong Kong Government.

The TST district is generally separated into two parts, TST proper which surrounds Nathan Road, and TST East, which is where many hotels are located.

To learn how to get to Tsim Sha Tsui, read the How To Go page.


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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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