Hong Kong used to be a colony of United Kingdom. Even today, you can find lots of British influence. Above is the Queen Victoria statue located at Victoria Park. The most memorable event in Victoria Park for me is the Chinese New Year Eve celebration. There are rows and rows of flower markets held at the park. Even at very cold temperature, there would still be a lot of people crowding up to get flowers for the new year. For kids, like me back then, they would be there trying to look for toys for the new year. Good times :P
You would also notice that there are quite a few soccer fields located right in the Victoria Park. There are lots of soccer fans in Hong Kong (yet another influence from the UK) and a lot of them actually play the sports as well. You can imagine that soccer is quite a sport in Hong Kong when the government designated prime real estate location for this sport!
Queen Victoria also has this harbour named after her: Victoria Habour. Looking over to the Hong Kong Island from the Kowloon Tsim Sha Tsui area, one would wonder if there would be a day when buildings are going to tall enough to cover the mountains behind entirely.
Going up the elevator to the Sky Lounge at the Sheraton Hotel at Tsim Sha Tsui.
Coffee at the window seat at the Sky Lounge, we stayed there for a few hours just to enjoy watching the harbour and the sunset.
When it gets to night time, a lot of the buildings light up across the harbour. I don’t think my photos captured the spectacular scenery, you would have to be there in person to enjoy it in its entirety. Below is some more night time photos taken in Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon and Central on Hong Kong Island.