Lei Yue Mun
|Lei Yue Mun|
Lei Yue Mun, viewed from Mount Parker
|Literal meaning||Carp Gate|
Lei Yue Mun is a short channel in Hong Kong. It lies between Junk Bay and Victoria Harbour, separating Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. The channel is an important passage for the city, forming the eastern entrance of Victoria Harbour.
The lands around the channel are also called Lei Yue Mun. On Kowloon side, it is famous for its seafood market and restaurants in the fishing villages. On the Hong Kong Island side, it has former military defence facilities.
The Chinese name for the channel means "Carp Gate" and is pronounced Lei5 yu4 mun4 in Cantonese. It has been variously transcribed and translated over the years, appearing as the Ly-ce-moon Pass, the Ly-ee-moon Pass, Lyemun, Lymoon, and the Lye Moon Passage.
Places and facilities
- On Hong Kong Island
- Lei Yue Mun Fort, converted into the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence
- Lyemun Barracks, converted into the Lei Yue Mun Park and Holiday Village
- On Kowloon
- Sam Ka Tsuen (三家村)
- Sam Ka Tsuen Typhoon Shelter (三家村避風塘)
- Ma San Tsuen (媽山村)
- Tin Hau temple, a Grade II historic building in Ma Wan Tsuen (馬環村). The temple was built in 1753 and completely reconstructed in 1953. A Hip Tin Temple adjacent to the Tin Hau Temple was added after 1953 for the worship of Kwan Tai.
- Wish Tree
- Lei Yue Mun Estate, a public housing estate in Yau Tong
- Lei Yue Mun Plaza (鯉魚門廣場), a shopping mall
- Ferry: Coral Sea Shipping Services (珊瑚海船務) provides a regular service between Sam Ka Tsuen pier and Sai Wan Ho pier. Fare is HK$9 per adult.
- Bus: Kowloon Motor Bus operates bus no. 14X between Sam Ka Tsuen and China Ferry Terminal.
- Minibus: Red minibus service is available between Kwun Tong and Lei Yue Mun, and between Mong Kok and Lei Yue Mun.
- MTR: Yau Tong Station (Kowloon side)
- Fun in Kwun Tong - Lei Yue Mun Seafood Bazaar
- "Hong-Kong", Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. XII (9th ed.), 1881, pp. 141–2.
- "Hong-Kong", Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. XIII (11th ed.), 1911, pp. 657–9.
- Fun in Kwun Tong - Tin Hau Temple in Lei Yue Mun
- List of Graded Historic Buildings in Hong Kong (as at 6 November 2009) Archived 9 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Brief Information on No Grade Items, pp.418-419 Archived 2012-10-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Fun in Kwun Tong - Lei Yue Mun Lighthouse
- Fun in Kwun Tong - Lei Yue Mun Wishing Tree
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lei Yue Mun.|
- Harbourfront Enhancement Committee "Revitalizing Lei Yue Mun", October 2009
- Tourism Commission website: "Lei Yue Mun Waterfront Enhancement Project"