Victoria Bay is situated between Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island. It is the largest harbor in China and third largest in the world after the San Francisco of United States and Re de Janerio in Brazil. It is the home to the most of the ports of Hong Kong and making this port one of the busiest ports of the world. This harbor is busy all the day and night with all kinds of watercrafts like from historic star Ferries to the cruise liner, wooden fishing vessels and cargo ships.
Victoria harbor was named after the British Queen Victoria, who was on throne for 63 years during the period of 1837 to 1901 which is the longest in the history of the Great Britain. During her reign the Great Britain enjoyed the economic prosperity and unprecedented culture. In the year 1860 after the Second Opium War, China was forced for signing the Peking Treaty and Kowloon Peninsula was ceded to Britain. In April of the same year, the bay between the Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island was named as Victoria Harbor.
The harbor is famous for its stunning panoramic view and is a major tourist attraction of Hong Kong. The myriad of lights twinkling at night from the skyscrapers in on the Island of Hong Kong and Kowloon Peninsula make the Hong Kong as three best night scenes of the world after the Hakodate in Japan and Naples in Italy.
In the year 2004, the Hong Kong Tourism board has introduced the show A Symphony of Light which features nightly more than 40 Skyscrapers in stunning multimedia extravaganza. In the year 2005m this show was listed in the Guinness World Records as the largest permanent light and sound show of the world. Victoria peak, at the height of 554 meters is the highest mountain in Hong Kong and Victoria Tower on it is the best place for viewing the enchanting night views.