Visitors often visit Hong Kong for its splendid skyline, exotic culinary options, and immense shopping options. However, Hong Kong has a fair share of a rich art and cultural milieu too. If you have a passion for visual arts, music, concerts, dramas, and science, then the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade is a place for you. The Tsim Sha Tsui promenade has always been very popular in Hong Kong for more reasons than one. The Tsim Sha Tsui promenade affords the best possible view of the Hong Kong city skyline. Add to that the fact that the best museums and art centers of Hong Kong lie on this promenade, as do elegant restaurants and bars, well, the Tsim Sha Tsui pretty much turns to the hottest place to hang out at, in Hong Kong. No wonder then that the Tsim Sha Tsui can be seen packed with lovers and enthusiastic photographers at all times. A little bit here about the Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Museum of Arts and Hong Kong Space Museum that are located on the Tsim Sha Tsui. All of these are conveniently located next to each other and can be easily explored in a single visit. Delve into the world of visual arts, motion graphics, movies, theater and space science at leisure as there is no need to hop on and off to visit these three places.

Hong Kong Museum of Arts is an interesting venue to get a glimpse of rich Chinese visual arts in the form of paintings, sculptures, calligraphic art, antique pieces, and local artists' work. Various local and international artists often hold theme -based exhibitions here, to showcase their work of art. An interesting collage of various images, and posters, immediately caught my attention outside this building. Notice some interesting sculptures on display in an open area just outside this complex.

The Hong Kong Culture Centre is another important venue which a lover of music concerts, drama, dance, and theater would not want to miss. Free and paid performances throughout the years keep all music, drama and dance-buffs occupied. During the evening, this place also becomes a venue for open-air performances which you can enjoy while viewing Symphony of Lights Musical Extravaganza across Victoria harbor front. I thoroughly enjoyed a melodious musical concert with artists playing different musical instruments. This Culture Centre also houses eating joints and cafes just in case you want to grab a bite with some refreshing coffee or tea. The interiors of this building are quite spacious and you feel relieved and comfortable as soon as you enter.

A peculiar dome-shaped building resembling an egg is the Space Museum building at Tsim Sha Tsui promenade near Culture Centre. Stanley Ho Space Theatre, The Hall of Space Science and Astronomy collectively form this popular Planetarium which is frequented by Space science lovers, astronomy geeks, and general visitors. Through a series of enriching and educational exhibitions, visitors can learn a lot through means of interactive and multimedia-rich displays. There are free exhibitions and paid 3D shows that play some interesting science and space related movies and presentations.

A heavy day of learning and contemplation at these centers of art and sciences can be followed by a visit to the Avenue of Stars- an ode to Hong Kong actors, and watch the world famous multimedia show- Symphony of Lights- that adds magic to the already breathtaking Hong Kong skyline.

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Published On: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014