Victoria Harbour is a seaport between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Island in Hong Kong, China. San Francisco Bay in the United States and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil are known as the three natural harbors in the world. The name of Victoria Harbour is from Queen of UK In the early years, it has been recognized by the British as having the potential to become a good port in East Asia. The Opium War began, and the Qing Dynasty began to decline. The British government took Hong Kong from the Qing Dynasty and became a colony.
Victoria Harbour, with its wide water depth and unique natural conditions, is located between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Island. It can reduce the sea breeze to a certain extent, and the water depth also meets the berthing of ocean-going ships, which brings geographical advantages to the development of Hong Kong's economy.
Every day at sunrise and sunset, busy ferry boats shuttle between the north and the south. Fishing boats, cruise ships, sightseeing boats, 10,000 tons of huge ships and their whistles interweave a beautiful prosperous sea scene. Here we can not only appreciate how Hong Kong's economy has developed due to the harbor, but also many tourist destinations near Victoria Harbor.
Famous Places near Victoria Harbour
- Yangtze River Group Center: Li Jiacheng's headquarters of Yangtze River Group;
- The PLA Force Building in Hong Kong: the place where the PLA is stationed after China regains its sovereignty over Hong Kong;
- HSBC Headquarters Building: HSBC Headquarters Building in Hong Kong, standing side by side with Li Jiacheng Changjiang Group;
- Mount Taiping: Taiping Mountain is a famous tourist attraction on Hong Kong Island, so it is known as the first choice for Hong Kong. The top of the mountain is one of the most popular places for tourists. The magnificent scenery of Hong Kong can be seen;
- Tsim Sha Tsui Coastal Corridor: The southernmost tip of the Kowloon Peninsula, Tsim Sha Tsui, is located in the central part of Victoria Harbour and surrounded by Victoria Harbour on three sides. Therefore, there is a seaside promenade beside Tsim Sha Tsui, also known as Tsim Sha Tsui Seaside Park, which offers a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour;
- West Kowloon Coastal Corridor: West Kowloon Coastal Corridor covers an area of 36,000 square meters and is situated at the southern end of West Kowloon. Its entrance is located at the junction of Austin Road West and Yaxiang Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It has a 700-metre wooden walkway, a 1.6-kilometre winding cultural lighting corridor and a 1500-metre bicycle path along the coast;
- Golden Bauhinia Square: Golden Bauhinia Square is located on the New Wing Artificial Island of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong. It is surrounded on three sides by Victoria Harbour. It is located in the center of Victoria Harbour and confronts Tsim Sha Tsui on the other side. It is a good place for sightseeing. Golden Bauhinia Square is designed to commemorate China's resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong and has become one of Hong Kong's important tourist attractions.