Victoria Peak rises behind the buildings of Central in the western part of Hong Kong Island. From here, one can see a panoramic view of the forest of skyscrapers, Victoria Harbor, the Kowloon Peninsula, and the mountains of the New Territories beyond. It is a major tourist attraction in Hong Kong, especially at night, when many people come to see the spectacular night view, which is like a shimmering jewel box.
Central, the heart of the first metropolis developed in Hong Kong. With Victoria Peak in the background, the area is impressive for its numerous skyscrapers towering above the waterfront. The area has been the administrative and economic center of Hong Kong since the British colonial period, and is filled with a variety of attractions, from its historic colonial architecture to its fashionable shopping areas and nightlife.