Chinese museums of Tsimshatsuya
The tourist heart of Hong Kong, Tsimshatsuy – a pleasant place for walks, well and to be guided there it is not so difficult. The mooring Star-Ferri, from where ferries go to the island Hong Kong, is placed on a southwest extremity of the peninsula. To the East from it, on the southern coast looking at the peninsula Hong Kong, have settled down as modern, equipped by the last word of equipment of museums and galleries. And it is sensitive to the north from them the main road – Salisbury Road lasts, as a dominant of which construction landscape the ancient colonial building of Peninsula Hotel serves. Directly in the centre of Tsimshatsuy wide Nathan Road running on the North – the most eminent street of Hong Kong which has been built up with shops and hooting with a dialect of uneasy dealers round put crosses. All streets to the East and the West from here are captivated by malekhanky little shops and benches: the next occasion to get the permit to China…
The main relic of Tsimshatsuya is the Hour tower standing approximately in 100 m to the East from the mooring Star-Ferri. This tower – everything that remained from the first жд the station of Kowloon from which there is trains walked to Europe through Mongolia and Russia. From here on the East the coastal esplanade, submitting impressing views of the peninsula Hong Kong lasts. The greatest revival on the embankment reigns to take a walk, sit at night when crowds of people here are flown down behind chatter with acquaintances, to sweep on rollers and to fish. Right there is also the Hong Kong cultural centre. Behind the gloomy walls revetted with a brown tile deprived of windows and closing for guests harbour, concert halls, theatres and galleries and the Chinese museums have taken place. The adjoining wing occupies the Hong Kong museum of arts (пт. – cf. – with 10:00 till 18:00; the ticket costs $10), storing a fascinating collection of the Chinese calligraphy, painting and antiquarian subjects (all exhibits are supplied with comments in the British language). It is sensitive to the east there is a Museum of space decorated with a dome (пн. also cf. – пт. – with 13:00 till 21:00; сб. and вс. – with 10:00 till 21:00; an entrance – $10), expositions in which halls are devoted to astronomy and galactic researches. The planetarium which is called as Gallaktichesky theatre comes into a complex of a museum, where for an additional payment ($24-32, for groups – $16 also; certificates of the current representations see on the website www. hk. space. museum) it is possible to have a look statements of Omnimaks.
The Chinese sights on Nathan Road
To the North from the Cultural centre, on a reverse side of Solisberi Road, there is Peninsula Hotel, there is no time enticing own lodgers fine views of harbour and the peninsula behind it. Now, as annoyingly it would not sound, it cannot amuse them own guests any more – with development of the new earth areas and construction of the cultural centre the harbour has appeared closed by new buildings. Nevertheless, to rent the apartment in China it is quite heavy in view of a gustozaselennost of specifically Hong Kong.
However, not though to be given, the hotel became the complex first in Kowloon which has officially exceeded former restriction of height in 20 floors – behind the old case the modern tower of a new wing has now shot up. Numbers in Peninsula Hotel are fine, though are expensive. But here it is necessary to glance at least on tea in the foyer after a dinner if you are respectively dressed (usual culture of China very much thinks much of tea ceremony).
Peninsula Hotel is placed at the corner of Salisbury Road and Nathan Road that defines the landscape company of trading heart of Kowloon. Out of doubt, itself on for itself the fine street, Nathan Road as a magnet draws guests. Hardly and you will be limited to only one visit – here is concentrated most of all shops of electronics, studio, jewelry stores and prestigious boutiques in all Hong Kong. The abundance of products strikes imagination, and the southern site of Nathan Road recognised under the title «Gold mile», is famous besides and the most cheap shops; not a case here the assemblies of tourists at the same time visiting night clubs in China povsevremenno scurry about.
The spirit of cultural cosmopolitism surrounds the Chunking Mansions complex. This trading passage is remarkable not only only the arrangement in the centre of the area, the highest concentration of economical hotels in Hong Kong and the special colour soaring in its shops. Immigrants from the Indian subcontinent are pounded here a shoulder about a shoulder with the western tourists, businessmen from Central and South East Asia and the African businessmen.
The Chinese sights for Muslims and not only only…
In several hundred parts metres to the North from a passage the Kowloon park (once a day with 06:00 till 00:00 works) in which southeast corner the Koulunsky mosque and the Islamic centre, directed on the Muslim population of this zone have taken place lies. The park will melt a pleasant, greenish oasis in the urbanised landscape of Tsimshatsuya though from its street not узреешь – it is necessary to rise on steps up from Nathan Road. On the district of park there are also other Chinese sights: not conceding in size to the Olympic stadiums аква the complex which is including opened and closed swimming pools (are available once a day with 08:00 till 12:00, 13:30 till 18:00 and 07:30 till 22:00; an entrance – $21), an ornithological garden, an alleyka with statues and the Corner кунфу (behind a mosque) where every Sunday with 14:30 till 16:30 tourists in China can watch demonstration of abilities of masters of different martial arts.
In several quarters to the East from Nathan Road, on 100 Chatham Road, the Historical museum is placed (works in пн. also cf. – сб. with 10:00 till 18:00; вс. – with 10:00 till 19:00; the ticket costs $10) in what the invariable exposition «History of Hong Kong» is arranged, narrating about last and real the special administrative region, and innumerable temporary exhibitions on historical subjects are held.
For Chatham Road Tsimshatsuy Ist which ensemble is formed by exclusive hotels and trading passages lies. One of enthusiasm for tourists, predpochevshy to order house rest in China! From the ferry mooring Star-Ferri it is possible to resemble on foot on the embankment the East, and then to curtail on the North and, having passed Tsimshatsuy Ist, to leave to Hunkhom where the KCR station (Kowloon Canton) takes place. In this area on Sciene Museum Road, 2, the science Museum was sheltered (works in пн. – cf. and пт. with 13:00 till 21:00; сб., вс. and holidays – with 10:00 till 21:00; an entrance – $25), opened in 1998. Its best exhibit, by all means, the 20-metre power car is. The exposition for kids is fascinating also.
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