Victoria Harbour is one of the world’s great harbors, providing a breathtaking setting between incredible skylines of the Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island. This waterway is one of the world’s great seaports and offers a shoreline filled with cultural, shopping, dining and recreational attractions.
Victoria Harbour is a natural harbor that separates the central business district of Hong Kong from the markets and cultural landmarks on the Kowloon Peninsula. Its deep, sheltered waters were crucial to Hong Kong’s development as a British colony as ships used it to trade in Asian spices. Gaze down upon the bustling waterway from Victoria Peak to see just some of the thousands of international cruise liners and container ships that pass through each year.
The best harbor views are to be found on the Kowloon Peninsula along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. Here you’ll find five-star hotels, restaurants and malls, and cultural institutions like the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Space Museum and Art Museum. Join locals for an early morning jog or Tai Chi class by the promenade. Wander the Avenue of Stars which pays tribute to the stars of Hong Kong’s film industry. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your photograph taken next to the statue of kung fu film legend, Bruce Lee.
For incredible views of the entire Hong Kong skyline, hop on an iconic and inexpensive Star Ferry, or book a morning, sunset or evening scenic cruise with all the trimmings. Once on the water, enjoy 360-degree views of one of the world’s most impressive cityscapes, with architectural highlights including Stonecutters Island, the Hong Kong Bank and the Tsing Ma Bridge.
In the evenings, join the hundreds who gather along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade to experience the Symphony of Lights. This light, laser and sound spectacular begins nightly at 8pm and is a celebration of the human spirit.
Ferries and cruise boats depart from the Star Ferry Pier on the Kowloon side of the harbor, and Central Pier No. 7 and Wan Chai Ferry Pier on the Hong Kong Island side.
Accommodation in Victoria Harbour
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The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, and the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, at Intl. Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Rd West, are two nice examples of upmarket hotels in Victoria Harbour. The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong may also be worth investigating. The address of the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is 15 Queens Road, while the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is found at 8 Finance Street.