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.
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.
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.
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.
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Hong Kong Community College (Hung Hom Bay campus)
- Holy Carpenter Secondary School
- Fisherman's Wharf
- Harbour Place (formerly called Hung Hom Peninsula)
- Harbourfront Horizon
- The Harbourfront Landmark
- Harbourview Horizon
- Hunghom Bay Centre
- Laguna Verde
- The Metropolis
- Royal Peninsula
- Whampoa Garden
- Public housing estates in Hung Hom
- Kwun Yum Temple. Built in 1873. Grade II historic building
- Pak Tai Temple, located at No. 146 Ma Tau Wai Road. Built in 1876. Grade III historic building
- Holy Carpenter Church
- St. Mary's Church (Catholic)
- True World Lutheran Church (路德會真道堂)
- Hong Kong Coliseum
- Tai Wan Shan Swimming Pool
- Hung Hom Municipal Building, which includes the Hung Hom Library, Hung Hom Municipal Building Sports Centre, and the Hung Hom Market with a cooked food centre.
- Hung Hom Fire Station
- Two post offices and the International Mail Centre
- Hutchison Park. A small park located in a built up residential area once occupied by docklands and fill-in to create more land for residential use.
- Tai Wan Shan Park
- Hong Kong Police Traffic Kowloon West Base
- Hung Hom Clinic
- Several malls in Whampoa Garden
- Lux Theatre
- Hotels, including Harbour Grand Kowloon and Harbour Plaza Metropolis
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.
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.
- New World First Ferry: North Point Ferry Pier - Hung Hom Ferry Pier (HK$ 4.5)
- Star Ferry: ceased services to Central Pier and Wan Chai Pier, effective 1 April 2011
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.
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.
- Philip Snow: The Fall of Hong Kong. 2003. ISBN 0300093527 page 159
- Chinese Temples Committee: Kwun Yum Temple, Hung Hom
- Chinese Temples Committee: Pak Tai Temple, Hok Un Kok
- "Asia's Infrastructural Mania". AECOM.
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