Hong Kong’s Victoria harbor is one of the busiest and awe-inspiring harbors in the world. Apart from the multitude of hipping and aquatic traffic both private and commercial it manages every day; the harbor also contains the backdrop of Hong Kong’s modern skyline, which illuminates for all to see every night.
This is never more evident than leading up to the Chinese New Year celebration or Spring Festival when river cruises become a scolding hot commodity for all visitors and residents of Hong Kong. Moreover, it is easy to understand ‘why’.
When the clock strikes zero and every Chinese person on earth yells ‘Xin nian Kuai le’, the night sky around Victoria harbor becomes an apocalyptic fireball of colors and light. The light completely engulfs the night sky, which would have many doomsayers believe their theory that the world is ending.
Nevertheless, for the lucky people able to secure a seat on a river cruise around Victoria Harbor on Chinese New Year, it is an incredible and beautiful event that would leave a lasting impression on every one who is lucky enough to witness it.