Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour is arguably Hong Kong’s most recognizable attraction. A deep sea harbour located between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula, Victoria Harbor Hong Kong is one of the best deep water harbours in the world, and was a key factor in Hong Kong’s rise as Asia’s commercial powerhouse in the last century. At night, the Hong Kong skyline along the coast of Victoria Harbour is a stunning sight, with brightly lit skyscrapers and fireworks illuminating the sky.

Victoria Harbour Islands

Victoria Harbour Islands
Victoria Harbour Islands

The Ferry Terminal at Central on Hong Kong Island is the best point of departure for visiting some of Hong Kong’s outlying islands. You’ll travel through Victoria Harbour, out of the bay, and on towards Lantau Island, Cheung Chau, Lamma Island, or Tung Lung Island. Of the four islands, Tung Lung Island offers the best opportunity to see Victoria Harbor Hong Kong as well as visit an island -- most of the cruises offered to Tung Lung take you through most of the bay before stopping at the lush green island and the fishing village of Lei Yue Mun where you can enjoy fresh seafood.

Victoria Harbor Hong Kong Skyline Views

Victoria Harbor Hong Kong Skyline Views
Victoria Harbor Hong Kong Skyline Views

The Hong Kong skyline along Victoria Harbour is the city’s most iconic sight. Landmark skyscrapers include the knife-like corners of the Bank of China, the perfect feng-shui of the HSBC building, as well as the tall clean lines of the International Finance Center (IFC). Every night, the buildings are lit up in coordination with a laser light and music show called “The Symphony of Lights”, one of Hong Kong’s best free attractions. You can view the skyline from the top of Victoria Peak as well as from the promenade on Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon side of the bay.

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak is the tallest mountain on Hong Kong Island, and is the best place to view Victoria Harbor Hong Kong from above. Visitors can get an excellent view of the lit-up skyline as well as a clear outline of the harbour. You can access The Peak via the funicular railway, the Peak Tram, which originates in Central. Taxis and buses also make their way to the top, and for those who want a little exercise, it is possible to hide to the top. At the summit, the Peak Galleria has restaurants and shopping, whereas the Peak Tower allows you to get a little bit higher for your view.

Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Ferries

Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Ferries
Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Ferries

To visit the outlying islands of Hong Kong as well as Victoria Harbour, visitors will want to stop by the Central Ferry Pier on the Hong Kong Island Side. Ferries (both regular and fast) leave several times each hour. To get from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon or vice versa, the historic Star Ferry operates between the Wan Chai pier, Tsim Sha Tsui (TST), and Central. An activity well worth checking out is the Star Ferry Harbour Cruise, which has pick-up and drop-off spots at Wan Chai, TST, and Central. This classic tour features a vintage double-decker, 1964 vessel with open decks and an on-board cafe, and goes on a circular tour of Victoria Harbour, hitting all of its major attractions.

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