Hung Hom

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Hung Hom
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Cantonese YaleHùhngham
Literal meaning"Red Cliff"
Hung Hom viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui
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)

Hung Hom (Cantonese pronunciation: [hȍŋ hɐ̄m]) is an area in the southeast of Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong. Including the area of Whampoa, Tai Wan, Hok Yuen, Lo Lung Hang and No. 12 Hill are administratively part of the Kowloon City District, with a portion west of Hung Hom Bay in the Yau Tsim Mong District. Hung Hom serves mainly residential purposes, but it 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, 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.

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



Royal Peninsula car entrance


The Whampoa is the landmark of Whampoa Garden shopping centre, an AEON Style department store is located in its basement.
Hutchison Park
Hung Hom Promenade


Hung Hom Kwun Yum Temple



Hung Hom is served by the Hung Hom station of the MTR. The station serves both the East Rail line and Tuen Ma line. This station also previously played host to the Intercity Through Train (and the KTT) serving neighboring Guangdong province and other major cities in mainland China.

As of October 2016, Ho Man Tin station and Whampoa station as part of an extension of the Kwun Tong line, are available for accessing the Hung Hom area.


Toll plaza of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel at Hung Hom

The Cross-Harbour Tunnel, part of Route 1, was the first road tunnel in Hong Kong that was built under water. It opened on 2 August 1972, and it connects Hong Kong Island and Kowloon at Kellett Island and a reclaimed site at Hung Hom Bay, respectively.


Ferries serving Hung Hom Ferry Pier:


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, 103, 103P, 107, 107P, 117, 118, 118P, 170, 171, 182, N118, N170, N182
    • Cross harbour routes operated with New World First Bus: 101, 101R, 101X, 102R, 104, 106, 106A, 106P, 109, 110, 111, 111P, 112, 113, 115, 115P, 116, 301, N121, N122;
    • Non-cross harbour routes: 2E, 3B, 5, 5A, 5C, 5D, 6C, 6F, 7B, 8, 8A, 8P, 11, 11K, 11X, 12A, 12P, 13X, 14, 15, 15X, 21, 26, 28, 30X, 41, 45, 85S, 85X, 87D, 93K, 98D, 219X, 224X, 230X, 260X, 268B, 269B, 271S, 287D, 296D, 297, 297P, N41X, N216, N241, N271, N281;
  • New World First Bus: 796X.
  • Citybus: A20, A21, A22, A23, E21X, E23, E23A, R11, R22, N11, N23, NA20.
  • Minibus routes: 2, 2A, 6, 6A, 6X, 8, 13.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Philip Snow: The Fall of Hong Kong. 2003. ISBN 0300093527 page 159
  2. ^ "Campuses - Hung Hom." Lycée Français International Victor Segalen. Retrieved on 25 January 2015. "68 Gillies Avenue South, Hung Hom, Hong Kong"
  3. ^ Chinese Temples Committee: Kwun Yum Temple, Hung Hom
  4. ^ Chinese Temples Committee: Pak Tai Temple, Hok Un Kok

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