A place with as much history as Asia has many cool and exciting things to see. As a childhood Bruce Lee fan I was lucky enough to see his awesome monument in Hong Kong!
Bruce Lee’s Legacy
Hong Kong is a city of more than just the island of Hong Kong. The name Hong Kong represents a territory of over 200 islands and unique areas. One of them, Kowloon, is a peninsula across the Hong Kong harbor from Hong Kong island. Kowloon City is a densely packed urban district known for its modern shops and tons of mouth watering, senses exploding cuisines. Along the water front in the area of Tsim Sha Tsui, is the Avenue of Stars for celebrities of Hong Kong’s legendary film Industry. Much like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it is to honor the artists with stars on the walk.
The “star” of the walk is a 2.5 meter statue of the mythical man himself..Bruce Lee. Unveiled in November of 2005 it is a pose from the famous 1972 Lee film, “Fists of Fury“. Not knowing it was there, I stumbled upon one of the coolest things to take selfies to if that is your thing.
The statue was sculpted by artist Cao Chong-en, after a local fan club raised the equivalent of $100,000 US dollars to have it done. the artist made and even larger on in Shunde District, Foshan, Guangdong Province, China, Lee’s ancestral home. Bruce Lee’s actual birth was in San Francisco, California, before his parents took him back to China as a toddler.
Hong Kong is a great place to visit and tour! There are many great tours and fun things to do here! Don’t miss out on your visit to Hong Kong!
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