Victoria Harbour is a natural harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula, essentially the natural center of Hong Kong. The prosperity of Victoria Harbour has been associated with its deep, sheltered waters, and strategic location as a passage into the South China Sea. These characteristics proved crucial towards Hong Kong's initial establishment as a British Colony and its present day affluence as a finical trading center. Due to the ever-increasing demand for suitable lands available for development, numerous reclamation projects have been undertaken on both shores, particularly on Hong Kong Island. Land reclamation has essentially expanded the availability of the prime waterfront, while concurrently retaining its status as one of the busiest ports in the world with thousands of vessels annually. Victoria Harbour is world renowned for its spectacular skyline with skyscrapers superimposed on a mountainous landscape. The harbour serves as a major tourist attraction and is a prime location for firework displays and social gatherings, attracting tourists and locals alike. A significant portion of the central business district lies within the vicinity of Victoria Harbour, allowing the harbour to reflect the prosperity of Hong Kong.


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Victoria Harbour in the 1950s

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