Victoria Harbor is located between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. It is the largest harbor in China and also the third largest in the world after San Francisco in the United States and Re de Janeiro in Brazil. The harbor area is a great place for a nice stroll, offering spectacular night views with a beautiful skyline.
Its coastline is quite long and there are numerous scenic spots at both its north and south coasts. The harbor has always been influencing Hong Kong’s history and culture and leading its economy and tourism. Victoria Harbor is one of the essentials that make Hong Kong an international city.
|History:||Victoria Harbor has always been a major channel since ancient times. But back in 1840 or earlier, Hong Kong was just a small fishing village with only 5,000 people. Later in Qing Dynasty, the Nanjing Treaty was signed stipulating that Hong Kong was a part of Great Britain after China lost the First Opium War. Victoria Harbor then gradually became a major port. The name “Victoria Harbor” was derived from Queen Victoria.|
|What to See/Do:||Star Ferry: When visiting Hong Kong, a ride on the Star Ferry at night is a must. Many travelers find the night views spectacular and the experience wonderful. Star Ferry is shuttling back and forth at Victoria Harbor. It is not only an important transportation system between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula, but also a sightseeing tour with super quality and competitive price. It is the first choice for tourists to tour at Victoria Harbor.
A Symphony of Lights: A Symphony of Lights is a tourism project launched by Hong Kong Tourism Board in 2004, featuring nightly lazer, music and light. It was listed in Guinness World Records as the world’s largest permanent light and sound show on November 21, 2005. The show is on at 20:00 each night if no bad weather. On special days, such as Labor Day and anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, extra fireworks effects are added on the top of the surrounding mansions.
Avenue of Stars: Hong Kong Avenue of Stars is a walk of many Hong Kong famous stars at Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Promenade. Their handprints are inlaid. It is constructed to praise those stars that made outstanding contributions to Hong Kong film industry. A Bruce Lee’s bronze statue is set here.
|Duration:||2 － 3 hours|
|Address:||Between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong, China.|
|Opening time:||It opens the whole day.|
|Public transport:||Take the MTR and get off at Tsim Sha Tsui station;
Take bus 1, 1A, 8, 8A, 8P or 9 and get off at Tsim Sha Tsui;
Take the Star Ferry; routes of Star Ferry are: Central － Tsim Sha Tsui, Central － Hung Hom, Wan Chai － Tsim Sha Tsui, or Hung Hom－ Wan Chai.