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Jan A.R. HOES, French, February 24,2012

Dear Rebecca,

Finally we have found some time to send you a short note to thank you for your assistance in setting up our holidays in Vietnam. We have very much enjoyed your beautiful country. The guides were all willing and capable in explaining things, in very good French, which made things so ugh easier for all of us.

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Ng Kok Yauw, Australia, January 2010

Dear Julia,

Thank you for organizing such a well planned trip for us. The Tour Agent Mr Anh was very professional, very good and he is a valuable staff to your company. The driver remained very professional too throughout the trip.

We are all very happy with the holidays and thank you once again.

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Home Vietnam Travel News Victoria Bay (Victoria Harbour)

Victoria Bay (Victoria Harbour)

Situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong, Victoria Bay is the largest harbour in China and the third largest in the world, after San Francisco in the United States and Re de Janeiro in Brazil. It is home to most of the ports of Hong Kong, making Hong Kong one of the world’s busiest ports. The harbour bustles day and night with all manner of watercraft – from the historic Star Ferries to cruise liners, cargo ships, and wooden fishing vessels.

Origin of the Name
The harbour was named after the British Queen Victoria, who was on the throne for 63 years (1837 – 1901), the longest in the history of the Great Britain. During her reign, the Great Britain enjoyed unprecedented cultural and economic prosperity. However, after he had been on the throne for only 3 years, in 1840, Great Britain waged the First Opium War with China. Following the war, the Nanjing Treaty was signed, as a result of which Hong Kong Island became a Concession of Britain. Later in 1860 after the Second Opium War, China was forced to sign the Peking Treaty, and in 1861 Kowloon Peninsula was also ceded to Britain. In April of that year, the bay between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula was named Victoria Harbour. As the natural center of the territory’s dense urban region, the harbour has played host to many major public shows, including the annual fireworks staged on the second night of the Lunar New Year, and its promenades are popular gathering places for tourists and residents.

Four Sites for Grand Harbour View

Victoria Bay, Hong Kong
Victoria Bay, Hong Kong

Long famous for its stunning panoramic views, the harbour is a major tourist attraction of Hong Kong. A myriad of lights twinkles at night from the skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula, making Hong Kong, together with Hakodate in Japan and Naples in Italy, included in the “three best night scenes of the world”.

Symphony of the Lights
In 2004, the Hong Kong Tourism Board introduced a show dubbed A Symphony of Lights, featuring nightly more than 40 Hong Kong’s skyscrapers in a stunning multimedia extravaganza. On Nov. 21, 2005, the show was listed in Guinness World Records as the world’s largest permanent light and sound show.
Victoria Peak
At a height of 554m, Victoria Peak is the highest mountain in Hong Kong. Victoria Tower on the Victoria Peak can be counted as the best place to view the enchanting night view.
Avenue of Stars
The Avenue of Stars, situated along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, allows for spectacular harbour views. It was built to honor the most illustrious people the Hong Kong film industry has produced over the past decades.
Golden Bauhinia Square
Golden Bauhinia Square is located outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Wan Chai waterfront. Surrounded by Victoria Harbour on three sides, it rests at the center of the Harbour, making it a great site for harbour view.

Victoria Harbour Cruise
Hong  Kong Victoria Bay There is no better way to capture the magic of the harbour than by taking a cruise aboard a ferry.

Star Ferry is second to none for a Victoria Harbour cruise. It was once listed in the 50 places of a lifetime by National Geography. On top of the ferry service between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula, it also provides a two-hour nighttime cruise, during which visitors are able to enjoy the Symphony of Lights in a unique way.

Duk Ling is a carefully-restored authentic Chinese fishing junk and has been used for harbour cruises in Hong Kong waters for about 150 years ago. Tourists can aboard the Duk Ling to transfer between the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Terminal and Hong Kong Island Central Pier 9.

Named after the most famous pirate in Hong Kong of the last century, Aqua Luna is possibly the last handcrafted traditional Chinese red-sail junk built with age-old designs and traditional materials. It plies between Tsim Sha Tsui Pier 4 and Central Queen’s Pier.

Transport to Victoria Bay

Night Scene of Victoria Bay
Night Scene of Victoria Bay

Three cross-harbour tunnels: Cross Harbour Tunnel; Eastern Harbour Crossing; and Western Harbour Crossing
Three MTR routes with cross-harbour tunnels:
Tsuen Wan Line (connecting with MTR Central Station and Tsim Sha Tsui Station)
Tseung Kwan O Line (connecting with MTR Quarry Bay Station and Kowloon Bay Station)
Tung Chung Line and Airport Express (sharing the same pair of tracks in the tunnel and connecting MTR Station Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Station)
Star Ferry Routes:
Central <=> Tsim Sha Tsui; Central <=> Hung Hom; Wan Chai <=> Tsim Sha Tsui; Hung Hom <=> Wan Chai
First Ferry:
Central <=> Cheung Chau; Central <=> Mui Wo; Central <=> Peng Chau; North Point <=> Hung Hong; North Point <=> Kowloon City
Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry:
Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry run three routes, two of which ply between urban Central and Lamma Island: Central <=> Yung Shue Wan (Lamma Island); Central <=> Sok Kwu Wan (Lamma Island)

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