Salisbury Road, Hong Kong


Salisbury Road, Hong Kong

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c=梳士巴利道
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road sign of Salisbury Road on the exterior wall of The Peninsula Hotel

Salisbury Road (zh-c|c=梳士巴利道, formerly 梳利士巴利道) is a major road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It runs parallel to Victoria Harbour, starting from its western end at the Star Ferry Pier, passing by Blackhead Point, to Tsim Sha Tsui East. It intersects with several major roads in the area, including Canton Road, Kowloon Park Drive, Nathan Road and Chatham Road South, and connects to the Hung Hom Bypass at its eastern end.

History

Naming

The road was named after Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, who served as the British Prime Minister in late 19th century.

The word "Salisbury" is pronounced IPA| [ˈsɒlz.bɹi] . That is, the letter "i" in the word is, in fact, silent. The original name of the road in Chinese - "梳利士巴利道" - was a transliteration of the word "Salisbury", failing to account for the fact that the "i" in the word is silent. The Hong Kong Government corrected the erroneous transliteration in the 1970s by dropping the character "利", and adopting the current name "梳士巴利道".

Railway

Salisbury Road was extended westwards to the tip of Tsim Sha Tsui in 1904. [Steven Ribet and Amy Tse, [http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=&art_id=36278&sid=&con_type=1&d_str=19990901&sear_year=1999 Making the connection] , The Standard, September 1, 1999] Train and ferry termini were erected at its end. The Kowloon-Canton Railway originally ran along Salisbury Road, and its terminus Kowloon Station was located at the western end of road. The terminus was moved to Hung Hom in 1974, and the station complex at Salisbury Road (except the Clock Tower) was demolished.

However, the KCR returned to the area in 2004, when the East Rail extension was opened. The extension runs underneath Salisbury Road, with its current terminus, the East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, located underneath the intersection of Salisbury Road and Chatham Road South.

Landmarks

Several Hong Kong landmarks and points of interest are located along or near Salisbury Road, including the Star House, the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Peninsula Hotel, and the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower. The Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade, which runs alongside the road, offers a spectacular view of the Hong Kong skyline across the Victoria Harbour.

References

#Hong Kong Guide 2006, Survey and Mapping Office, Government of Hong Kong

ee also

* List of streets and roads in Hong Kong

External links

* [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=%E6%A2%B3%E5%A3%AB%E5%B7%B4%E5%88%A9%E9%81%93+%4022.299950,+114.180790&daddr=22.294407,114.169589&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=18&mra=dme&sll=22.29407,114.169965&sspn=0.002035,0.003648&ie=UTF8&ll=22.297185,114.1752&spn=0.00814,0.014591&z=16&om=1 Google Maps of Salisbury Road]


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