Hong Kong – Victoria Harbour

Hong Kong is a cultural melting pot, blending Chinese traditions with British western influences. I had a very short stay at Hong Kong on the way to visit my family.  I wish I could stay longer and plan to go back sometime later.

You have to admit the languages of Hong Kong people are genius. Three languages have been used to make any announce: Cantonese, English and Mandarin . I can understand 1/3 of Cantonese, but I won’t able to speak of it. I randomly spoke Mandarin or English in Hong Kong depend on my mood.

Victoria Harbour is a natural harbor situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. It is one of the world’s most renowned and visually stunning harbors, known for its impressive skyline, bustling maritime activities, and iconic landmarks. The name of Victoria Harbour comes from Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. I explored Victoria harbor and one of its famous attractions, Tsiam Sha Tsul promenade after the sun went down.

Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong

The promenade of the Avenue of Stars extends for about 440 meters (1,440 feet) along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. It is a popular spot to enjoy a leisurely walk while appreciating the beautiful scenery of Victoria Harbour.

The Avenue of Stars features handprints and statues of renowned Hong Kong film stars. Similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, there are handprints of prominent actors and actresses embedded in the ground, immortalizing their contributions to the film industry. You can find handprints of stars like Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-fat, Jet Li, and many others.

Handprints of prominent actors and actresses embedded in the promenade of the Avenue of Stars

The promenade also showcases life-size bronze statues of legendary film personalities. These statues depict iconic figures such as Bruce Lee, Anita Mui and Patsy Mui, among others, who have left a significant impact on Hong Kong cinema. Personally, I think Bruce Lee was the best martial artist I have known. During his time, there very limited special effects in films. Hence, Bruce Lee present the true Gong Fu to the world.

The life-size bronze statues of legendary Bruce Lee
Statue of Anita Mui, who was dubbed as the “daughter of Hong Kong” and is considered one of the most iconic Cantopop singers

The Symphony of Lights is a spectacular multimedia light and sound show that takes place every night 8 pm along the Victoria Harbour waterfront. It has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest permanent light and sound show. Accompanied by rhythmic music, more than 40 buildings are lit up with colorful and dazzling lights. I watched this nightly spectacle at the Avenue of Stars, which is the best location.  It is indeed the spectacular view!

15 thoughts on “Hong Kong – Victoria Harbour

    1. Hong Kong people speak Mandarin well. Not only in businesses, but when I was very confused about bus lines for two times, the local people helped me in Mandarin. It was very nice. Normally, Cantonese people like to speak their native language, not just in Hong Kong. Somehow, I like Cantonese (Hong Kong) songs very much😉

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  1. I have never been fortunate enough to visit Hong Kong, but your blog post makes me think that I should. I imagine that it is a very exciting and vibrant place. Your photos are stunning 😍

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    1. Thank you, June! You will like Hong Kong. The bakery are super delicious there!! I also love their colorful double decker buses! My family live in the city called Xiamen, which is very closed to Taiwan and Hong Kong. I don’t know why I didn’t visit Hong Kong earlier😻

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      1. Bakeries and double-decker buses 🤩 What’s not to love?! I think that’s often the case; we don’t visit places that are nearer to us but will venture much further afield to travel.

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