Victoria Harbour
Victoria Harbour
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Neighbourhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighbourhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
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  • East Tsim Sha Tsui • 4 min walk
  • Tsim Sha Tsui • 7 min walk
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,066 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the world's finest natural harbors
    Hong Kong has one of the world's best landformed natural harbors. Victoria Harbour is a spectacular sight, especially at night. In daylight, you can walk along the water or take the Star Ferry. For a few cents, you can take the Star Ferry between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon -- it's one of the world's great bargains. When the British colonized Hong Kong in 1841, this magnificent harbor was one of the main attractions. The harbor remained the center of business and commerce in Hong Kong for many years.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 April 2023
  • Sophia
    Malmö, Sweden21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must
    Gorgeous harbor that's pretty both day and night! The light show is on every night at 20:00 and lasts for about 10 minutes. A little disappointed by it as I thought it was gonna be more lights but definatly something to see if you're by the harbour at that time as it's free.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Olivia Duits
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking
    Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong is an absolute showstopper! The view of the iconic skyline against the shimmering water is just breathtaking. Watching the Symphony of Lights illuminate the cityscape at night is like being in a sci-fi movie. Taking a leisurely stroll along the promenade and feeling the cool breeze off the water is pure bliss. However, it can get insanely crowded, especially during peak tourist times. Finding a quiet spot to soak in the view can be a bit of a challenge, and you might have to deal with elbow-to-elbow crowds. But honestly, that's a small price to pay for the spectacle that is Victoria Harbour.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 11 September 2023
  • 1dragonlady
    Flat Rock, North Carolina238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply Gorgeous!
    Victoria Harbor is breathtaking beautiful. Be sure to ride the Star Ferry across the harbor to see the skyline of both Hong Kong and Kowloon. I wasn't impressed with the 8-minute Symphony of Lights show this time (daily at 8 pm) as I thought the show was more spectacular 10 years ago.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 September 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Named for Queen Victoria.
    Didn't have enough time to cross the harbour and visit HK island but still enjoyed the views from Kowloon Peninsula and Tsim Sha Tsui. Changed from our first visit in 1982 and subsequent visits, the water is much cleaner and without the residue of inhabitants fouling everywhere. Rightly regarded as one of the world's best and foremost natural harbours, the sight from the Northern shores is spectacular with the HK skyline to the South and the amazing nightly laser show. Surprised to see so few boats in the harbour. No visit to Hong Kong is complete without a visit to Victoria Harbour.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 December 2023
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maryyeo
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2,410 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Family
If you're into culture and arts, you could plan an enjoyable afternoon+evening here:
- a world-class show (we watched 'the Nutcracker') at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre
- Hong Kong Space Museum and Art Museum are in this area too
- watching the Hong Kong skyline from the Kowloon/ Tsim Sha Tsui side
- catching the daily Symphony of Lights (laser and fountain show) at 8pm
- soak in the heritage scene over at 1881 Heritage along Tsim Sha Tsui
- spotting Hong Kong artistes' hand prints on the railings on the "Avenue of Stars"
- posing a little with Bruce Lee's statue, near the Dior store at K11 Musea mall
- take in the gorgeous decor put up by the various stores (e.g. Dior's Christmas tree was stunning).

Food-wise:
- Spotted Starbucks, if you want somewhere quick and easy to rest your legs.
- Or if you intend to enjoy the view longer, dinner buffet at Harbourside at the five-star Regent Hotel truly does have a panoramic view of the harbour.
- K11 Musea Mall at the end of the harbor also has a few restaurants

Transportation to leave:
It was rather hard to get a cab here though - the queue was at least 30 couples long. Definitely recommend to download the Uber app. It seems most taxis ONLY accept jobs through the app (because they get to earn the booking fee too), even though they're literally turning into the taxi stand. Same problem in Singapore too... Had to pay perhaps 10usd more getting a cab via the taxi stand's queue, but at least we didn't have to join a queue that seemed like it would take an hour to reach our turn...
Written 23 January 2024
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Krubee
Singapore, Singapore614 contributions
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Jan 2023 • Couples
Hong Kong is famed for its famous high rise towers and buildings but surrounding this man made structures are the glorious, panoramic landscape of hills, islands, forests and the South China sea in between. HK did a wonderful job of combining nature and infrastructure to create the best and most stunning view in the world - the Victoria Harbour!!! I’ve been to HK quite a few times and every time I drop by Victoria Harbour, which is a must always amazes me. A natural harbour separating Hong Kong island in the south and Kowloon Peninsula in the north. Its deep waters provided an opportunity for Hong Kong to become a busy and large port to which it stood right now as one of the world’s major trading and financial hub.

This time around we went by Sunset and mind you it was so romantic and picturesque that I felt I was immersed in this magical time where nature and man made wonders stood still. There are many ways to access Victoria Harbour - via MTR, Ferries and if you’re in the Tsim Tsai Tsui area of Kowloon - by walking for me is the best way to experience the sceneries, culture and wonders of this famous place. We went on Valentine’s week of February which is still winter season in the city so the weather was perfect - not too cold not too warm, one of the mildest winter weather we have experienced. In fact, HK winters are one of the mildest and perfect in the world similar to Mediterranean climate. We decided to visit on a sunset so we can view both sceneries till the night and it didn’t fail us. It was the most idyllic, romantic and heartwarming sunset of our lives. We took those lovely shots of the Harbour together with the picturesque sunset glistening over the horizon, embracing the deep blue sea and the towering buildings on 2 of its marvelous islands. Since we are on the Kowloon side and our hotel is just at Tsim Tsai Tsui we can access the harbour by walking for about 20 mins from our hotel. And since its late afternoon it was the perfect time to walk and leisurely stroll around Tsim Tsai Tsui amongst the high rise buildings, famous spots, shops, restaus/cafe, temples, malls, food carts like the super yummy Mobile Softee which we tried and the glamorous hotels. And since HK has just relaxed its Covid measures that time there were not a lot of tourists yet.

Following the sunset viewing and pictures we took, we decided to have Starbucks at one of the most beautifully located cafe in the world right facing the Victoria Harbour - located on the western side of Avenue of the Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. It has 2 floors facing the harbour and we were seated on the top floor facing the sunset and the colorful Hong Kong island - nothing could get better than this!!! It was really a surreal, relaxing, idyllic moment together with the perfect cool weather, a bit breezy, and the romantic sunset to top it all off, this is a must have experience. Not to mention it doesn’t cost that much having a cup of Starbucks coffee in front of the one of the world’s most famous locations. We spent about an hour here and left just past 7 in the evening and decided to walk the other side of the harbour up to the Clock Tower, another famous spot. From there we will wait till 8 PM where the Lights of City show start called Symphony of Light. The show has been running nightly for free since 2004 for 10 mins. The city’s iconic high rise buildings on the HK side are lit up together with choreograped music, lasers, LED screen displays not only on the other side but also from where we were in Kowloon. And it didn’t disappoint the show was Amazing and Vivid, there were no fireworks but I loved the music, harmony and choreography of the lights and sounds. Music is not too loud and the Lightining are not blinding just the perfect colours, tones and brightness. I got inspired by the show and the choice of music witinessing one of the marvels and creativity of mankind to combine together the beauty of nature and man made wonders. This is a must so do take note every night at 8 PM only at the Victoria Harbour.

Along the way we passed by Avenue of Stars, which is located on the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront right at the heart of the harbour on the Eastern side. It is based on Hollywood Walk of Fame but much better. Established in 1982, it has since been then one of the most popular attractions in HK where you could find the hand prints and autographs of its famous stars including the famous Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Michelle Yeo and Bruce Lee, who also have his own statue to name a few. His statue is my favourite and I always make sure to take photo with him. A replica of HK Film Awards statue will greet visitors once you arrived here. This is also one of the best place where you could take the perfect and most picturesque shot of the HK Island and the harbour in front of you.

Aside from this famous promenade there are other tons of activities at the Harbour including Cruises, Ferry rides, a lot of islands also dotted this inlet, the world’s busiest shipping port, malls, hotels, food carts, shops and lots of benches and spots where you could relax, enjoy the view, and just have the best moment of your lives. So I know many of you have been to HK but if you’ve never been then don’t hesitate to go and do visit this wonderful and picturesque place where both nature and man made marvels combine together to create the most picturesque and beautiful place with best view in the world!!! :=)
Written 21 January 2024
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Ben69059
Singapore, Singapore185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is a great place where one can catch a good view of the countdown 2024 fireworks. But need to be early, as crowd build up during such events.
Written 7 January 2024
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Didn't have enough time to cross the harbour and visit HK island but still enjoyed the views from Kowloon Peninsula and Tsim Sha Tsui. Changed from our first visit in 1982 and subsequent visits, the water is much cleaner and without the residue of inhabitants fouling everywhere. Rightly regarded as one of the world's best and foremost natural harbours, the sight from the Northern shores is spectacular with the HK skyline to the South and the amazing nightly laser show. Surprised to see so few boats in the harbour. No visit to Hong Kong is complete without a visit to Victoria Harbour.
Written 17 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

1dragonlady
Flat Rock, NC238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Victoria Harbor is breathtaking beautiful. Be sure to ride the Star Ferry across the harbor to see the skyline of both Hong Kong and Kowloon. I wasn't impressed with the 8-minute Symphony of Lights show this time (daily at 8 pm) as I thought the show was more spectacular 10 years ago.
Written 30 September 2023
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Olivia Duits
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong is an absolute showstopper! The view of the iconic skyline against the shimmering water is just breathtaking. Watching the Symphony of Lights illuminate the cityscape at night is like being in a sci-fi movie. Taking a leisurely stroll along the promenade and feeling the cool breeze off the water is pure bliss. However, it can get insanely crowded, especially during peak tourist times. Finding a quiet spot to soak in the view can be a bit of a challenge, and you might have to deal with elbow-to-elbow crowds. But honestly, that's a small price to pay for the spectacle that is Victoria Harbour.
Written 11 September 2023
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DavidM
Beijing, China23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
It's summer time and went to Victoria harbor at night . Feel relaxed.. Beautiful place to visit. Only thing is I waited for lighting shaw but disappointed as I was expecting more lighting but over all it's good to be here .
Written 6 September 2023
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nelie1104
Shenzhen, China47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Victory is a must visit place to visit in Hong Kong. It's a big park. You will ferries, barges, boats. You will see the beautiful and high rise buildings
Written 5 September 2023
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bcheong
Shanghai, China26,659 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
A key attraction of hongkong. Nice views across the harbour day or night. Different perspectives depending on whether you’re on hongkong or kowloon side
Written 24 August 2023
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Sophia
Malmö, Sweden21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Gorgeous harbor that's pretty both day and night! The light show is on every night at 20:00 and lasts for about 10 minutes. A little disappointed by it as I thought it was gonna be more lights but definatly something to see if you're by the harbour at that time as it's free.
Written 16 August 2023
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