Hung Hom

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Hung Hom viewed from the west.
Hung Hom skyline in 2009, viewed from the east (Kwun Tong). The strip of land in the foreground is the former runway of the retired Kai Tak Airport.
Hung Hom skyline in 2007, viewed from the south (Victoria Harbour).
The landmark of Whampoa Garden, a ship-like shopping centre building. A JUSCO department store is in its basement.
The Harbourfront Landmark, the Harbour Plaza Hotel, and Hung Hom Ferry Pier
Hung Hom Kwun Yum Temple
Hutchison Park

Hung Hom (Chinese: 紅磡; pinyin: Hóngkàn, Jyutping: hung4 ham3, red cliff) is an area of Kowloon, in Hong Kong, administratively part of the Kowloon City District, with a portion west of the railway in the Yau Tsim Mong District(油尖旺區). Hung Hom serves mainly residential purposes though is mixed with some industrial buildings in the north.

Geography[edit]

Hung Hom is in the southeast of the Kowloon Peninsula. It is bordered by Victoria Harbour in the south, King's Park in the west, Hung Hom Bay in the east, No. 12 Hill, Hok Yuen and the valley Lo Lung Hang. in the north.

History[edit]

Originally, Hung Hom was much smaller than the present-day context. Hung Hom Bay has been partially reclaimed several times since 1850, expanding the area of Hung Hom as a consequence. Rumsey Rock, formerly located in the bay, was buried in the reclamation process. Later a town was developed eastward parallel to the Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock.

Hong Hum was renamed to "Yamashita District" during the Japanese occupation from 1941 to 1945.[1] It was one of the few places to be renamed.

Demographics[edit]

There is a large Japanese residence community in Hung Hom due to the established JUSCO Japanese-style department store in Whampoa Garden. There is also a growing number of other foreign residents, like Koreans, Indians, etc.

Education[edit]

Housing[edit]

Religion[edit]

Facilities[edit]

Transport[edit]

MTR[edit]

Hung Hom is served by the Hung Hom Station of the MTR. The station serves as the southern terminus of both East Rail Line and West Rail Line, as well as the terminus of cross-border services with destinations to major cities in China. Commissioned by the MTR Corporation, Aedas, in a joint venture with AECOM, were the architect for Hung Hom Station.[4]

Whampoa Station is a proposed terminal station on the Kwun Tong Line of the MTR.

Tunnel[edit]

Toll plaza of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel at Hung Hom

The Cross-Harbour Tunnel was the first tunnel in Hong Kong that was built under water. It connects Hong Kong Island and Kowloon at respectively Kellett Island (now connected to Hong Kong Island) and a reclaimed site at Hung Hom Bay.

Ferries[edit]

Ferries serving Hung Hom Ferry Pier:

Buses[edit]

There are three bus terminals in Hung Hom. Many buses serve the area.

    • Solely-operated cross harbour route: 108
    • Cross harbour routes operated with Citybus: 102, 102P, 102R, 103, 107, 107P, 117, 118, 118P, 170, 171, 182
    • Cross harbour routes operated with New World First Bus: 101, 101R, 104, 106, 106P, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 115P, 116, 301, 802, 811, N121;
    • Non-cross harbour routes: 2E, 3B, 5, 5A, 5C, 5D, 6C, 6F, 7B, 8, 8A, 8P, 11, 11K, 11X, 12A, 13X, 14, 15, 21, 26, 28, 30X, 41, 45, 85C, 85X, 85S, 93K, 98D, 212, 219X, 219P, 224X, 230X, 260A, 260X, 268B, 269B, 296D, 297, N216, N241, N281;
  • New World First Bus: 796X.
  • Citybus:A22, E23, R22, R11, N11, N23.
  • Minibus routes: 2, 2A, 6, 6A, 6X, 8, 13.

Pedestrian linkages[edit]

Although Hung Hom is linked to other areas in West Kowloon mostly by highways, there are some pedestrian routes for those who wish to walk.

  • To Tsim Sha Tsui/East Tsim Sha Tsui:

1. The Hung Hom Promenade next to the ferry pier is linked with the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, which has an excellent view of the Victoria Harbour; or, 2. Go through Hung Hom MTR Station. Exits D1 and D2 leads to East Tsim Sha Tsui.

  • To Jordan: Partially underground walkway beside and under Chatham Roads and Gascoigne Road leads to Jordon near the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The entry point is at Chatham Road North above Winslow Street.
  • To Oi Man: Oi San Path links the Lo Lung Hang area in Hung Hom to Oi Man, Ho Man Tin. It is accessible through the subway near the end of Winslow Street.

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Coordinates: 22°18′14″N 114°10′59″E / 22.30383°N 114.18297°E / 22.30383; 114.18297