Victoria Harbour

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Neighbourhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighbourhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
How to get there
  • East Tsim Sha Tsui • 4 min walk
  • Tsim Sha Tsui • 7 min walk
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Von Geraldizo
Cebu City, Philippines20 contributions
May 2021 • Business
One of the Best places to visit in Hongkong if you are a Sunset or Sunrise chaser great view and the best lightshow ive seen so far. Excellent!
Written 24 March 2022
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom6,324 contributions
May 2021
You can’t leave Hong Kong without spending some time around or on Victoria Harbour. It’s true that the harbour has been subjected to rampant development over the years and that land reclamation has reshaped and shrunk its shores, but it is still a beautiful, colourful and exciting harbour. Even if you have limited time in Hong Kong, I’d recommend taking the Star Ferry across the harbour. As far as transport goes, it’s as iconic as a gondola in Venice, a San Francisco tram or a London double-decker.
Recently the waterfront promenades along both sides of the harbour have been upgraded and are now beautiful, open walkways along the harbour front.
On one side, the Central Promenade runs from the Star Ferry piers to Wan Chai and is a wide, flat path with several viewing decks, art installations, landscaped parkland and seating areas. Opposite, on the TST side, another promenade allows you to walk from the Star Ferry, along the Avenue of the Stars. It’s hard to say which walk is better but keep in mind that from the TST side, you get to look across at the famous Hong Kong city skyline. In the evening, it’s the best spot to watch the Symphony of Lights play out across the Hong Kong buildings.
Written 6 September 2021
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China146,744 contributions
Jul. 2021
Hong Kong's stunning Victoria Harbour is a geographical highlight for pretty much all visitors to the city. It is where the British first arrived and developed the modern city we have today, directly upon her shores and there are numerous ways to enjoy time on and around this magnificent body of water.

Numerous hotels, restaurants, a handful of bars and even our Museum of Art offer excellent views of Victoria Harbour. There are nicely developed promenades and leisure parks on both sides of the harbour in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island as well, from which you can enjoy mornings, afternoons and evenings admiring the views of the water and skylines on both sides. Visitors can also enjoy short rides across the harbour on the historic Star Ferry as well as longer, slower rides around the harbour with Star Ferry and other companies.

In the end, there are many ways to enjoy Victoria Harbour. As locals we do so regularly, as a visitor to Hong Kong, you will want to as well.
Written 30 July 2021
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Oliz
9 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Solo
How many cruise ships you can have abreast in this harbor? I think only one. This harbor is too narrow. Sad!
Written 27 June 2021
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Elizabeth R
Hong Kong, China15 contributions
Jun. 2021
Some areas are not very well signposted, can be tricky to find the waterfront, but worth the effort.
Written 16 June 2021
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Madison
4 contributions
Mar. 2021
This is not a harbor, they turned it into a creek. The ocean has been reclaimed so many times, and is ongoing, it will be a creek soon!
Written 18 April 2021
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duck8to
Montville, NJ6,751 contributions
Jun. 2020
Victoria Harbor was first referenced in Zheng He's sailing maps of the Chinese coast in 1426 but it was not until 1810 that the East India Company drew detailed maps of the harbor. Victoria harbor is 16.17 square miles is both deep and sheltered Because of it's strategic location it became a primary trading center and supported British colonization of South East Asia. Even today Victoria Harbor is used by thousands of international vessels each year despite increasing use of Singapore harbors.

The best views of the harbor are from the Pearl tower atop Victoria Peak or at the Cultural Center of Tsim Sha on the Kewloon side of the harbor. Fireworks are part of Victoria Harbors draw and are a grand sight. The Chinese New Year festivities are spectacular and highlighted with a large production called the "Symphony of Lights".

Where once there were many small business owners along the harbor and promenade, today many have been driven out by high rents and replaced by large corporate interests like Samsung. Land reclamation and pollution have further deteriorated the harbor. Despite these changes, tourists and locals alike still swarm to the harbor for recreation and shopping.

There are three cross-harbor road tunnels, three mass transit railway routes, the Star Ferry and First Ferry, all capable of getting you cross the harbor or to other nearby islands.
Written 6 April 2021
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Ray
Staines, UK773 contributions
Sep. 2020
Everyone talks about the views but Hong Kong takes mass transportation to whole another level.

There are small wooden boats to huge cruise ships, tunnels, bridges, ferries, cargo ships, trains criss crossing under water and 20 years ago there was an airport too. Right in the middle of all this.

And it all runs systemically like a clock without colliding with one another. Victoria Harbour is not only delight for your eyes but efficiently smooth as well.
Written 19 January 2021
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DEEK
Osaka, Japan55 contributions
Dec. 2020
There is not one week without us taking photos of the harbour.
At day or night always scenic.
Have a look
Written 16 January 2021
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Will L
Hong Kong, China51 contributions
Oct. 2020
It is the same Victoria but scenes from both sides are quite different. If you are taking ferry from TST to Central, you can see lots of. Oder building and the beautiful peak. On the other hand, you get a rich view of Kowloon and New territories from Central to TST. Which one would you prefer?. I would say why not both!
Written 3 October 2020
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