Eastern Street (Hong Kong)

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Eastern Street in HK island

Eastern Street (traditional Chinese: 東邊街; simplified Chinese: 东边街; pinyin: Dōngbiān Jiē; Cantonese Yale: dung1 bin1 gaai1) is an early street of Hong Kong, located in the Sai Ying Pun area of Hong Kong Island. Eastern Street North (東邊街北) is an extension of the street leading to the seafront following progressive harbour reclamations. Coordinates: 22°17′06″N 114°08′37″E / 22.28487°N 114.14358°E / 22.28487; 114.14358

Eastern Street[edit]

A map for the area
Eastern Street c.1890

Eastern Street (東邊街) The street is part of planned streets in the early development of Victoria City. High Street, Third Street, Second Street and First Street run east to west horizontally on a slight slope while Centre Street, Western Street and Eastern Street run north to south steeply.

The street starts in the Mid-levels near Bonham Road Government Primary School below Bonham Road and runs down Connaught Road West, crossing High Street, Third Street, Second Street, First Street, Queen's Road Central and Des Voeux Road West.

It descends in the shortest straight line from the mid-levels to the harbour, which explains its slope of 1:6. The steep incline has been cited as a factor in some serious traffic accidents.

Eastern Street North[edit]

The extension Eastern Street North (東邊街北), from Connaught Road West, is a continuation of Eastern Street to the Victoria Harbour, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park and Western Park Indoor Games Hall.

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