Scenes From The Avenue of Stars

“I want to see the Bruce Lee statue!”

That was one of the ultimate goals of Mike and Eric for our Hong Kong trip last year. So after stopping by 1881 Heritage, we headed straight to the Avenue of Stars so the boys can pay homage to the Hong Kong martial artist extraordinaire… or his 2.5-meter bronze effigy, at least.

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Bruce Lee is just one of the many celebrities honored at the Avenue of Stars, which is a 440-meter promenade that pays tribute to some of the most eminent names in the Hong Kong film industry, such as Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Gong Li, Wong Kar Wai, and more. With its hand imprints of celebrities on the ground, a number of dedicatory plaques, and statues of film crew members, the Avenue of Stars is Hong Kong’s version of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

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Little Twin Stars
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Hey, you! Quiet on the set!
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Mike’s fooling around with the mic guy
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The camera loves you! Haha! (And I love this photo!)
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Mike defaming the director’s chair. The Tomatometer is going to declare this film “rotten”!

The setting of the Avenue of Stars is just as glitzy as the entertainment scene of Hong Kong. Its backdrop is none other than the stunning Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, giving visitors a beautiful view of the Hong Kong horizon.

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That’s me, taking photos of everything because everything was worth taking a photo of.

 

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It is one of the best places to catch the nightly Symphony of Lights multimedia show, which is named by the Guinness World Records as the “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show.” Too bad we missed the show! It happens every night at 8:00 PM, and we arrived much later than that. It’s fine, though. The loveliness of the landscape alone already swept me off my feet. (Besides, to be honest, it’s not like you’re missing half of your life if you miss the lights show. They’re just moving lights!)

With a scenery as dazzling as this, of course it’s going to be a popular place for photo-taking and romantic dates. We’ve spotted a few couples getting all syrupy sweet while admiring the view.

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Aww… ❤ Such a sweet picture! I had to be really discreet because I didn’t want to ruin their moment.
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Here at the Avenue of Stars, PDA is okay, any time, any day!
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Paula spotted getting cozy with some local.
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This can pass for a “happier” version of the Twilight poster! Just kidding!

After all those photo ops, it was time to go back to our main mission: find Bruce Lee! A few more steps and…

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…there it is!

As soon as Mike and Eric found Mr. Lee in all of his bronze stateliness, they got down on their hands and knees, and hailed the Kung Fu king!

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“We are not worthy!”
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Would you like to be a part of this crazy cult?

Every year, thousands and thousands of people go to the Avenue of the Stars to have their photo taken next to Bruce Lee while copying his pose. Mike decided to do something else…

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 Meanwhile, Paula and I wanted to get a little closer to Bruce so we decided to “rub elbows” with him.

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Are we even allowed to be in here?
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Ah well, there were no guards to stop us!

The first time I went to the Avenue of Stars was back in 2008, and I visited in the afternoon. After seeing it both during the day and night, I can say that it’s one of those places that look fascinating at any time of the day. People can just come here whenever they feel like it, marvel at the sights, go for a walk or a run, and just hang out and enjoy the breeze. How I wish there was something like this close to where I live! The closest thing we have to this is Eastwood’s Walk of Fame (more like “Walk of Lame”).

You think the only photogenic area of the Avenue of Stars is that of the promenade area? Let me show you another spot just near the Avenue of Stars that’s also a great spot for a little photo shoot! We stumbled upon this corner of the Hong Kong Museum of Art while walking toward the Avenue of Stars and thought, “Hey, this looks pretty cool!”

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Come walk with me!
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Hansel, so hot right now!
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I have a “booking” (that’s Filipino gay slang for a “hookup”)
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There’s a little girl peeking behind you, Eric!
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Mike took this shot. I think it’s kind of cool.

And that’s a wrap! Our jaunt to the Avenue of the Stars was short but fun.

Lights? We had stars and illuminated skyscrapers.

Camera? It’s a beautiful place where we got to take lots of photos.

Action? Hey, we got to be actors for a night!

The place was pretty, the company was great, and the boys got to cross off “seeing the Bruce Lee sculpture in the flesh” from their bucket list. Oh, and did I mention that admission is free? Free! Those are all really good reasons to give our Avenue of Stars experience 5 stars!

Avenue of Stars

Address: No. 20 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Phone Number: +852 2734 8892

E-mail: info@avenueofstars.com.hk

Websitehttp://www.avenueofstars.com.hk/

How to Get There: From the MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, go out Exit J.

Photos by Mike Smith / Miguel Lazatin and me

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Comments

  1. loudy says:

    Hey , what i like the most is the way you took photos very funny and special , and of course i wont forget to mention the beautiful views

  2. Kristine says:

    Hong Kong by night looks so beautiful. Looks like you had a wonderful time 🙂

  3. It looks so empty! What a great timing to visit. Everytime I see a photo of Avenue of the Stars, there are always photobombers in the photos. :p
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  4. Aleks F. says:

    Love love love your photos!! They’re so beautiful and some very funny! I was blessed to be there for the holidays and witness the Lights show, but somehow missed the Avenue of the Stars! This post makes me want to go back like now! Can’t wait to see more!

  5. Leah says:

    I had never heard of the avenue of stars before! It’s good to see that you guys had fun and took some great pictures 🙂 also I love that the Bruce Lee statue was one of your group’s goals hahaha!

  6. Stacey says:

    Great post. I love your pictures, they look so fun! Maybe I could put BruceLee on my bucket list too!

  7. Katie says:

    We love Hong Kong and the Avenue of the Stars was a great place for a early evening stroll! We loved watched the light show but my fave thing was to head up to The Peak! 🙂 Thanks for the post 🙂

  8. Kris says:

    I like how you all had fun on your trip. I guess finding bruce lee was not that hard with all the other pictures you got and the captions are really funny. Haha! The city lights were very dramatic as well. 🙂
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  9. Belinda says:

    I love the photos from the Bruce lee statue. Looks like you had so much fun

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