Just across the harbor from Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories are contiguous to mainland China. Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) is on the waterfront and is home to some of Hong Kong's finest international shops and hotels as well as outstanding museums. The West Kowloon Cultural District is next to TST and the government's ambitious plans for this area include world-class cultural and arts institutions as well as a large waterfront park and luxury housing and hotels. Mongkok is a congested area crammed with interesting markets of all kinds, and is one of our favorite neighborhoods for exploring on foot to see traditional Hong Kong life. Recommended sights include tea at the Peninsula, a Hong Kong institution dating from the colonial era; the comprehensive, interactive Hong Kong Museum of History; and custom shirts, suits, and formal wear at a bespoke tailor.