Hong Kong – Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour is famous for it’s spectacular views and skyline, especially as you look to Hong Kong Island. and is a major tourist attraction. The horbour is situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in Hong Kong. The harbour’s deep waters and strategic location on the South China Sea was important in Hong Kong’s establishment as a British colony and as an important trading location. I know a guy who is a mover Columbia MD, that went here a few years back and really loved the atmosphere and geography of the place.

Especially nice viewing places can be found at the Peak Tower, the Cultural Center or the promenade of Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon side. Rides on the Star Ferry are another great way to see the harbour and the city.

As the center of the area, the harbour has many public shows, including an annual fireworks display on the second night of the Lunar New Year. At the end of November every year, the outsides of buildings in the business districts are dressed with Christmas decorations that are quite festive. In January, Lunar New Year decorations begin to show up.

There are many types of cruises one can take around the harbour, anything from authentic ships to sunset cruises that include a lovely dinner while you see the skyline emerge around you. Definitely a must try.

Another thing to attend is the Symphony of Lights — the nightly multimedia show involving more than 40 buildings on both sides of the harbour. Named the ‘World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show’ by Guinness World Records, colored lights, laser beams and searchlights perform in an amazing show synched to music and narration that celebrates the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong. There are five main themes that are explored in the show: Awakening, Energy, Heritage, Partnership, and Celebration. The show is free for public enjoyment and no admission ticket is required. Make sure your plans include seeing this amazing light show!