Why the Victoria Harbour is special
Lying between the Kowloon Peninsula and the Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong, the Victoria Harbour is world-famous site for its stunning panoramic night view and skyline. Being the world's third largest harbor and the first in China, the harbour is a major tourist attraction in Hong Kong.
Victoria harbor is valued as a worth seeing in a tour of Hong Kong by most of the tourists who have been to Hong Kong. The Harbour pulses with life, with ships and ferries coming and going in the backdrop of Hong Kong's outrageous skyline. Both sides of Victoria Harbor have interesting tourist attractions, and the city itself is one of the world’s big tourism and shopping attractions. While in Hong Kong, one of the highlights is a visit to the harbor, enjoying the fresh clean sea breeze, and touring the attractions including great museums, free public parks, zoos and amusement areas, outstanding architecture, hiking and beautiful scenery.
It is the Victoria Harbor at night that would captivate onlookers and tourists. The colorful lights reflecting from the high-rise buildings onto the pitch-dark water creates a breathtaking view for anyone who sees it. The harbour is also the site of annual fireworks displays and its promenades are popular gathering places for tourists and residents.
Victoria Harbour Highlight:
Avenue of Stars
The Avenue of Stars is a special promenade with benches that features the handprints of famous greats of the Hong Kong movie industry. It passes in front of the Hong Kong Cultural Center and the interesting Space Museum with a mockup of the front end of the Space Shuttle.
Central Plaza is the third-tallest building in the city at 374 meters tall with 78 stories. The structure contains the Hong Kong City Church at the top that is the highest church in the world located inside a skyscraper.
Victoria Peak may be the most memorable place to view the harbor, especially after a half hour or hour walk through the city park above Mid-levels. From the top, one can see the buildings that are lit-up at dusk and see the sun set onto Lantau Island at the western side of the island.