Victoria Harbor – A Charming Spot in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an eclectic destination, situated on the Pearl River Delta’s eastern side, with Guangdong province and the South China Sea to the south, east, and west. A special administrative region of China, Hong Kong consists of three main areas such as the Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and the New Territories and Outlying Areas.

Hong Kong was once a colony of the British and now presents a diverse range of attractions, all of which are a vibrant mix of scenic natural attractions, incredible temples, soaring skyscrapers, most modern architecture, well-maintained parks, and beautiful gardens. Just few among many of the attractions in Hong Kong are the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Kowloon Walled City Park, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Disneyland Park, Happy Valley Racecourse, Clock Tower, Space Museum, Jardine House, St John’s Cathedral, Water World, Tiger Balms Gardens, Water World, the Temple of 10,000 Buddhas, the Hong Kong Science Museum, and Kam Tin Walled Village.

Aside aforesaid attractions, Hong Kong is also much famed for its Victoria Harbor, which is one of the most charming spots in Hong Kong. The main harbor in Hong Kong, Victoria is stunningly set against the backdrop of extraordinary mountainous hills and attractive natural scenery.

Victoria Harbor is simply the stretch of water that is located between the Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. Sprawling over an area of about more than 42 square kilometers, the Victoria Harbor is the one of the world’s busiest deepwater ports, and has now become one of the most sought after tourist spots in Hong Kong, with its breathtaking views, excellent transportation network, bustling sea port, and more than a century old ferry services.

The charm and beauty of the harbor is double-folded during night, with the Symphony of Lights, a light and laser show in which building found on either sides of the harbor are incredibly illuminated. The Symphony of Lights is accompanied by fireworks during special holidays. Further, the harbor becomes the focal point of Hong Kong during the second night of the lunar New Year when spectacular fireworks are displayed.

Apart from these, a large number of maritime vessels including fishing boats, container ships, ferries, junks, barges, motorboats, and cruise liners can be seen here. You can also see locals engaged in fishing from the waterfront. One of the most favorite activities among both locals and holidaymakers touring the harbor is to take a ride in the most scenic as well as the most inexpensive mode of transportation, namely, Star Ferry.

With a history dating back to more than 100 years, Star Ferry stands as a symbol of the long interesting history of Hong Kong. The Star Ferry mainly runs on four routes such as between Hung Hom and Wanchai, Wanchai and Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsim Sha Tsui and Central, and Central and Hung Hom. By taking a ride in Star Ferry, you could be free from the hustles and bustles of the city life and could enjoy the picturesque views of the surroundings as well as savor the gentle breeze from the sea.

One could enjoy the breathtaking views of the harbor from the Victoria Peak or the Tsim Sha Tsui, which is a great urbanized area packed with museums, upscale hotels, shopping malls, and sightseeing options. Above all, the area becomes more vibrant and colorful during Christmas when the both sides of the harbor are elegantly decorated. Nearby the harbor is the Avenue of Stars, located in Tsim Sha Tsui, along the waterfront of the Victoria Harbor. Modeled in the form of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Avenue of Stars has been erected to honor the legendary actors in the Hong Kong Film Industry. Among the highlights of the Avenue of Stars are the Museum of Art, Culture Center, Clock Tower, and Space Museum.

With scores of attractions and activities to do, it is not a wonder why Hong Kong is visited year round by people from every nook and corner of the world. Many of them boast of such a location that renders commanding views of the Victoria Harbor. When comes to comforts, majority of them attached with top end facilities and amenities. Further, mostly these hotels are within easy reach of the airport and city center as well as shopping districts.
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