Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong

Why is Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong so Special?

Avenue of Stars is 440 meters (1440 feet) long, from the Hong Kong Museum of Art to the New World Center. It imitates Hollywood Star Avenue in Los Angeles. The names and fingerprints of famous Hong Kong film stars, such as Jackie Chan and Andy Lau, are inlaid on special plaques and arranged on the streets in chronological order to commemorate the history of Hong Kong film industry. In addition to handprints, visitors can also enjoy thousands of film-related exhibitions, large-scale literary and artistic performances organized in cooperation with overseas institutions, rich and colorful local music, dance and drama performances.

Where is Avenue of Stars ?

The Avenue of Stars, modelled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is an avenue located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It honours celebrities of the Hong Kong film industry.

How to Get There?

  • Take the West Rail Line of MTR and get off at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Then follow the sign to the Avenue of Stars.
  • Take the bus no. 5, 5C, or 28, and get off at Star Ferry Station. Then walk for 450 meters (490 yards) to the avenue.
  • Take the bus no. 1, 1A, 2, 6, 7, 8A, 8P, or 9, and get off at Hong Kong Cultural Center. Then walk for 410 meters (450 yards).
  • Take the Star Ferry and get off at Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier.

History of Avenue of Stars

The avenue was opened to the general public on 28 April 2004 with an opening ceremony held the previous day, 27 April 2004. At opening, the avenue honoured an initial 73 inductees elected by the Hong Kong Film Awards Association and the readers of City Entertainment.
It was announced in August 2015 that the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong government would redevelop and expand the avenue jointly with the company. The Hong Kong government declared that the enhancement project would contain limited commercial appeal, and no luxury shops or high-end restaurants would be added. The walkway, very popular with tourists, is to be closed off and relocated to the Tsim Sha Tsui East Waterfront Podium Garden temporarily for three years while the expansion is undertaken.
On 31 January 2019, the Avenue was reopened to the public after 3 years of renovation, redesigned by New York High Line architect James Corner Field Operations (JCFO) together with other international and local designers.

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