Victoria Harbour(Weiduoliya Gang)

On September 5, 2011, in Hong Kong, Modern Architecture, More Cities, by Jack Li

Before Victoria Harbour was named ‘Victoria Harbour’, it was called Harbour of Hongkong or Hongkong Harbour. Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. It is hailed as Pearl of Orient, one of three most famous natural harbours, and one of the most stunning [...]

Before Victoria Harbour was named ‘Victoria Harbour’, it was called Harbour of Hongkong or Hongkong Harbour. Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. It is hailed as Pearl of Orient, one of three most famous natural harbours, and one of the most stunning night scenes. The eastern boundary of the Victoria Harbour is Lei Yue Mun. In the middle it is quite narrow between Tsim Sha Tsui and Chung Wan. The Victoria Harbour was named after the Queen of Great Britain. The harbour is in the north of the Victoria City of Hongkong. Victoria Harbour is the biggest harbour in China and the third in the world, just a little smaller than San Francisco of the US and Rio de Janeiro of Brazil. The Victoria Harbour is world-famous for its stunning night view and water in the harbour is very broad. In the northwest of the harbour is Kwai Chung Container Terminal. The terminal is very busy. For over one hundred years, Victoria Harour has played a role much more important than just an ordinary harbour. It is the real center of Hongkong, not only in location, but also in people daily life. It is an very important natural resource and a part of Hongkong people’s life. Every day over a million people cross the bridge and go to another side of the harbour. The Victoria Harbour witnessed a century of change and development of trade, economy and tourism in Hongkong. As a host to so many shows, Victoria Harbour adds a great fabulous page to Hongkong’s history and culture.

Victoria Harbour Story

Built in 1925, Queen’s Pier was a public pier for small boats in front of City Hall inEdinburgh Place. The whole construction cost 200,000 HKD. The pier at that time had an arched door and a cylinder. They are concrete. During the Colonial Period, it was special used for government officials and royal family members of Great Britain. It was then rebuilt in 1953. It was the landing pier when Queen Elizabeth Il visited Hongkong in 1975, and Princess Diana visited Hongkong in 1997. Queen’s Pier is the place for the inaugurations and cessations of Governors in Hongkong.  It is also where Prince Charles and Christopher Francis Patten left Hongkong in July 1st, 1997. Queen’s Pier often appears in Hongkong movies and soup operas. It is where men and women start to know each other, have a happy chat, fall in love and separate. In the government design and plan of Hongkong in 2000, Queen’s Pier and Tianxing Pier were going to tear down. This plan was disagreed with many Hongkong People. Many civil organizations and groups gathered together for a hunger strike to show there disagreement. Many Hongkong people say they had a group memory about the Queen’s Pier. At last Queen’s Pier was torn down anyway. It was replaced by No.9 Pier in Chung Wan.

Ocean Park Hong kong

On August 29, 2011, in Activities, Hong Kong, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Ocean Park Hong Kong (simplified Chinese: 香港海洋公园; traditional Chinese:香港海洋公園; pinyin:xiāng gǎng hǎi yang gōng yuán; literally “Ocean Park Hong Kong”) is a marine – based large theme park. It is located in the Huangzhu Kengof the southern Hong Kong. It is officially opening in October 1st 1997. In 2007, the numbers of visitors reached into [...]

Ocean Park Hong Kong (simplified Chinese: 香港海洋公园; traditional Chinese:香港海洋公園; pinyin:xiāng gǎng hǎi yang gōng yuán; literally “Ocean Park Hong Kong”) is a marine – based large theme park. It is located in the Huangzhu Kengof the southern Hong Kong. It is officially opening in October 1st 1997. In 2007, the numbers of visitors reached into 4.9 million, ranked the sixteen in the world and fifth in Asia-Pacific region. Ocean Park Hong Kong is divided into 3 parts. They are in the mountain garden in the north side, the south, also the south and the Dashu Wan of Nanlang Mountain. The park covers an area of 17 hectares and it has more than 40 entertainment facilities. The cable car in the mountain and the ocean train of the Nanlang Mountain are connected. There is the second longest elevator in the world between the Nanlang Mountain and Dashu Wan.

Ocean Park is also divided into lowlands and highlands and an elevator between them. There are 250 cable cars and it can take 5000 people per hour. The distance of the two places is 1.4km and it will take 6 minutes of you take the cable car. You can see the Shenshui Wan and the Xianggang Zai and other beautiful sceneries. Except take the cable car, you also can take the elevator from the entrance of the Dahu Wan. The elevator is 225 meters long and it can take 4000 people per hour and it is a 30°slope. It will be very excited when take it.

The Ocean Park Hong Kong has the largest aquarium of the Southeast Asia and theme amusement park. The park is closes to ocean and depends on mountains and is the most popular place of Hong Kong. You can not only see the interesting open-air amusement park and dolphin show, but also all kinds of fishes and the ocean skyscraping tower. Also you will see perfect combination of the excited Yuekuang roller coaster and speed journey.

The new “the Pacific Ocean Coast” runs over with the culture charming and beautiful sceneries. In the quiet sandy beach, you can see lovely sea lions and sea dogs welcome visitors.

Ocean Park Hong Kong is the largest ocean park. It covers an area 170 acre. It is located in the Nanlang Mountain and the Huangzhu valley. There are the Aquarium, the Ocean Theater, the Sea Waves House and the maneuvering games. In the foot of the mountain there are water the Amusement Park, the Garden Theater, the Goldfish House and the ancient villages. The villages have pavilions, temples and the buildings and folk shows in the villages imitate China ancient architectures and reflect ancient China. The pandas Anan and Jiajia donated by central government are very popular. And the pandas Yingying and Lele donated by central government in tenth anniversary of Hong Kong returns are opened for visit. You can take the cable car or the elevator to visit the park.

Ocean Park Hong Kong attractions:

Speed Journey – Jumping Machine

Jellyfish House

Hong Kong Disneyland

On August 29, 2011, in Activities, China Attractions, Hong Kong, by Jack Li

Hong Kong Disneyland is located in Penny’s Bay of Lantau in the New Territories of Hong Kong. It is the 5th Disneyland, and the 11th theme park in the world. It occupies an area of 126 hectares, making it the smallest Disneyland in the world. Similar to other Disneylands in the world, the Hong Kong [...]

Hong Kong Disneyland is located in Penny’s Bay of Lantau in the New Territories of Hong Kong. It is the 5th Disneyland, and the 11th theme park in the world. It occupies an area of 126 hectares, making it the smallest Disneyland in the world. Similar to other Disneylands in the world, the Hong Kong Disneyland consists of 4 theme zones—the Main Street USA, the Tomorrowland, the Fantasyland and the Adventureland. You will meet all the Disney cartoon characters here, such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Cinderella, Alice, Mulan, Teenie Weenie, and Stitch.

The park is now enlarged with three new theme zones. After the extension, the total area of the park would be 23% larger than before. And more than 100 new recreation facilities will be established then. The three new theme zones are, the Valley of Wilderness, the Mystic Manor, and the Toy Story Land. The former two theme zones do not exist in other Disneyland in the world, while the last one does not exist in other Disneyland in Asia. The CEO of Disney International promised that within five years, these three special zones would not be built in other Disneyland in the world.

The general introductions of each theme zones are as follows:

The Main Street USA

The Main Street USA is the first theme zone you will see once you enter the park. It is built in imitation of the appearance of typical American towns at the age when cars were invented and gas lamps were replaced by electric lamps. The nostagic designs in the zone will help you experience the life in a very different era.

The Fantasyland

The Fantasyland is like a realistic version of Disney cartoons. Trip in here usually begins at the Sleeping Beauty Castle. Tourists will meet Teenie Weenie, Snow White, Mickey Mouse and other interesting cartoon characters in the zone. It is a garden of fairy tales. You can not find a similar zone in other Disneylands in the world.

The Tomorrowland

The Tomorrowland is a place filled with sci-fi adventures. The zone was designed as a port in space where shuttles and spacecrafts would visit frequently. All the recreation facilities, shops, and restaurants are decorated with robots, UFOs, and floating objects so that they all look like part of the space port. Visitors can join in the “Beyond the Space Mountain” journey or take a space shuttle and fly through different times and spaces.

The Adventureland

Tourists will experience all kinds of adventures that are likely to happen in the primeval forests in Asia and Africa. You can join in the Jungle River Cruise and visit all the amazing facilities inside the Adventureland, for example a group of elegant islands on the theme of “King of the Jungle”. Many unique or rarely seen objects are displayed here, too. The biggest chamber theatre in the HK Disneyland, where Disney Live Shows take place, is also located in the theme zone.

Ten must visit attractions in Hong Kong Disneyland

1. The Theatre of Wilderness

You can enjoy the highlights in classical Disney cartoon, Festival of the Lion King.

2. The Fantasy Garden

It only exists in Hong Kong Disneyland. You can see the Chinese style Pavilion of Mulan here.

3. The Sleeping Beauty Castle

The landmark of Hong Kong Disneyland. If you are a girl, remember to take a picture here.

4. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooth

You will find your childhood innocence back in the adventures.

5. Mickey’s PhilharMagic

You can enjoy 3D Mickey cartoons here.

6. Beyond the Space Mountain

It will be quite exciting to travel through all the sci-fi style facilities.

7. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

You can join in the battle, and beat down all the monsters with laser guns.

8. Jungle River Cruise in the Adventureland

During the cuise, you can see beautiful sceneries of primeval forest.

9. The Main Street Vehicles

There are buses, texi, and even prison van on the Main Street USA

10. The Steam Train

You can take the Steam Train and go through the whole park first, then make your own route.

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