Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong (must see)

The Victoria Harbour is the area that contains all the places of interest Hong Kong is famous for, being shielded on both sides by stunning skylines – skyscrapers and Victoria Peak on one side, and the Tsim Sha Tsui shoreline on the other.

Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in Hong Kong. The harbour's deep, sheltered waters and strategic location on the South China Sea were instrumental in Hong Kong's establishment as a British colony and its subsequent development as a trading center. Throughout its history, the harbour has seen numerous reclamation projects undertaken on both shores, many of which have caused controversy in recent years. Environmental concerns have been expressed about the effects of these expansions, in terms of water quality and loss of natural habitat. It has also been proposed that benefits of land reclamation may be less than the effects of decreased harbour width, affecting the number of vessels passing through the harbour. Nonetheless, Victoria Harbour still retains its founding role as a port for thousands of international vessels each year. Long famous for its spectacular views, the harbour is a major tourist attraction of Hong Kong. Lying in the middle of the territory's dense urban region, the harbour is the site of annual fireworks displays and its promenades are popular gathering places for tourists and residents.

Why You Should Visit:
Great place to chill, with plenty of seats to relax and watch the shipping and small boats that constantly pass by, as well as a few parks for when a retreat from the city noise is required.
You don't get bored, either, as there are plenty of places to shop, plenty of restaurants/bars that offer good views, and many other activities.

Tip:
Take a boat ride on the harbor circle line and enjoy the views on a clear day or at night.
The great thing about catching the ferry is that you have a few options as to what ferry station (port) you can travel to in Hong Kong. That way you get to see most of the harbour.
Symphony of Lights show is at 8pm each day. Though it might be a bit disappointing compared to what you may see posted online, it's surely not to be missed when in HK, as it's free and the skyline itself is already very special.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Victoria Harbour on Map

Sight Name: Victoria Harbour
Sight Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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