20 Attractions to Explore Near Victoria Harbour
The Victoria Harbour lies between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula; as one of the world’s most renowned deep-water harbors, it remains Hong Kong’s greatest natural resource. The harbor is the site of annual fireworks displays and its promenades are used as gathering places for tourists and residents.
Sky100 is a 360-degree indoor observation deck on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre, in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. The deck offers views of Hong Kong Island, Victoria Harbour, the Kowloon Peninsula and Tai Mo Shan in the background. Aside from the view of Hong Kong, Sky100 contains several other attractions including Cafe, virtual reality (VR) attraction, augmented reality photo-taking, and a photo booth.
Hong Kong Cultural Centre sits on the waterfront next to Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Terminus. The design of the center is unique. It looks like a boomerang with a sloping roof, simple and easily recognizable. Hong Kong Cultural Centre is the prime venue for a variety of cultural activities including world-class concerts, operas, dance, drama, theatre, and musical production and exhibitions.
The Hong Kong Space Museum is an astronomy and space science museum located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. The building is notable for its hemispherical shape, which contains a planetarium, the only one in Hong Kong. The main facilities of the museum are located in a building next to the planetarium, showcasing information about the Solar System, cosmology, and spaceflight.
The only remnant of the original site of the former Kowloon Station on the Kowloon-Canton Railway. Built out of red bricks and granite, the Clock Tower peaks at 44 meters and is topped by a 7-meter lightning rod. The top of the tower can be reached by a wooden staircase located within.
The Tin Hau Temple Complex is located in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. It comprises a row of five adjacent buildings: a Tin Hau Temple, a Shing Wong Temple, a Kwun Yum temple, Shea Tan and Hsu Yuen. The nearby Temple Street is named after it.
The Hong Kong Science Museum is a science museum in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong. About 500 exhibits are displayed in the permanent exhibition area. The most prominent exhibit is the 22-meter-high twin-tower Energy Machine which is the largest of its kind in the world.
The wheel has 42 luxurious gondolas including one VIP Gondola that comfortably seat eight passengers. The area around the wheel includes a plaza for events as well as drinks and snacks.
The square was named after the giant statue of a golden Bauhinia blakeana(Hong Kong Orchid tree). This is where the ceremonies for the handover of Hong Kong and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region were held in July 1997.
This shopping street is also known as Ladies Market by the locals is in the heart of Mongkok District. Lots of stalls for soft goods and signs for services like a foot massage. With the neon signs stretching all across the streets that is Hong Kong.
Western Market is one of the oldest structures in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The current structure was the North Block of the original Western Market. It is the oldest surviving market building in the city. The former South Block was demolished in 1981 and its site is now occupied by the Sheung Wan Complex.
Central Plaza is a 78-story, 374 m skyscraper located in 18 Harbour Road, Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. It is the third tallest tower in the city. Central Plaza was also the tallest reinforced concrete building in the world until it was surpassed by CITIC Plaza, Guangzhou. It also houses the world's highest church inside a skyscraper, Sky City Church.
PMQ is a historic site containing a grade III listed building, the old Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters, now used as a mixed-use venue for arts and design, in Hong Kong. PMQ promotes local designers, provide a stage for creative happenings and create a place for visitors to experience a creative lifestyle;
Flagstaff House, built-in 1846, is the oldest example of Western-style architecture remaining in Hong Kong. The museum specializes in the collection, study, and display of teaware, including many samples of the Yixing teapot, from the Jiangsu of China, as well as the world's oldest known extant teapot.
Tai Kwun is the Centre for Heritage and Arts, a place of inspiration, stimulation and enjoyment for all Hong Kong people. It is situated in the restored Central Police Station compound, one of the most significant revitalisation projects in Hong Kong, comprising three declared monuments—the former Central Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison.