Scenes of some of Hong Kong's famous attractions.
Victoria Harbour is the harbor
between the Kowloon Peninsula and the Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong,
China. Its area is about 41.88 km˛.
The Hong Kong government has undertaken many reclamation projects in
Victoria Harbour over the past one and a half centuries. The latest
proposed reclamation extends along the waterfront from Sheung Wan to
The Victoria Harbour is one of the busiest ports in the world. An
average of 220,000 ships visit the harbor each year, including both
ocean going vessels and river vessels, for both goods and passengers.
The container port in Hong Kong is the busiest in the world. The Kwai
Chung Terminal operates 24 hours a day. Together with other facilities
in Victoria Harbour, they handled more than 20 million TEUs in 2003.
Some 400 container liners serve Hong Kong weekly, connecting to over 500
destinations around the world.
There is no bridge crossing the
harbor, but 3 cross-harbor tunnels: Cross Harbour Tunnel (opened 1972),
Eastern Harbour Crossing (1989), and Western Harbour Crossing (1997).
They connect Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula across Victoria
Harbour. The three tunnels act as important linkages between the Hong
Kong Island and Kowloon.
The Star Ferry crosses the harbor since the late 1800s. The operated
ferry routes today are: Central to Tsim Sha Tsui; Wan Chai to Tsim Sha
Tsui; Central to Hung Hom and Wan Chai to Hung Hom. Some other regular
ferry services also operate in the harbour.
The night view of the Victoria Harbour with the skyscrapers in Central
behind, viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui. The Victoria Harbour is famous around
the world for its stunning panoramic night view. The best place to view
the Harbour is at the Victoria Tower on the Victoria Peak. Besides the
Peak, it is also a good idea to view the Victoria Habour from the
coastal area of Tsim Sha Tsui. The Victoria Habour is famous for the
harmonious skyline of the ridge of the Hong Kong Island, and the
skyscrapers. It can be seen from the piazza at Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha
Tsui, or on a Star Ferry. Fireworks are staged several times a year, and
laserworks shows - Symphony of Lights - are staged every evening at 8
o'clock (2000 hours).