Victoria Harbour

After taking you to a tour at Victoria Peak, now let me take you to the base of The Peak, the Victoria Harbour. Victoria Harbour is located between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in Hong Kong.  The harbour played an important role in Hong Kong history as a trading center for being one of the British colonies in Asia.  Just like Marina Bay in Singapore, Victoria Harbour is a major tourist attraction in Hong Kong for its spectacular views.

In the direction towards Hong Kong Island, a skyline of magnificent skyscrapers can be seen.  These are really tall buildings which made Hong Kong to be known as Asia’s world city.  You can have the best view of the harbour and cityscape by cruising through a traditional Chinese vessel or by just walking along the promenade at Tsim Sha Tsui.

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By night, Victoria Harbour offers more spectacular views by its dazzling lights.  Annual fireworks displays are being shown here on the second night of the Lunar New Year.  And although it is not new year, A Symphony of Lights show is being showcased every night at 8:00 PM sharp for all tourists.  But this is incomparable to the very fantastic Light and Fountain Show of Marina which is also shown to the public twice of each night.

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Just behind Victoria Harbour’s promenade is Hong Kong Museum of Art.  There is an exhibit of very unique artistic sculptures right outside the building wherein visitors are welcome to take snapshots of ’em.

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And last but not least, built along Victoria Harbour’s promenade is the Avenue of Stars which is modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  This honors the most illustrious people of Hong Kong film industry over the past years.  Honestly, we did not know the majority of the artists there and who we’ve only known are the world-renowned Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, and Jet Li.

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And in there, we feel like we’re also celebrities on set!

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Now if you’re planning to visit Hong Kong, include Victoria Harbour in your bucket list.  Just be warned that there ain’t no “real-food” food stalls or eateries around its promenade so better tank up your stomach before getting there.

There are still more blog entries to come on our HK-Macau family vacation so stay tuned to The Other Side of Mae! 🙂

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