Princess Margaret Road

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Princess Margaret Road between Ho Man Tin and No. 12 Hill

Princess Margaret Road (Chinese: 公主道; pinyin: Gōngzhǔ Dào; Cantonese Yale: gung1 jyu2 dou6; lit. "Princess Road") is a road in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Originally called Nairn Road (楠道) with the English name after a town in Scotland and the Chinese name after the nanmu trees that grew there,[1] the road was renamed to commemorate the 1966 visit to Hong Kong of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon of United Kingdom.[1]

Princess Margaret Road starts near at Gascoigne Road, runs northward, cutting through the hills between Quarry Hill, No. 12 Hill and Ho Man Tin proper, and reaches the intersection of Argyle Street and Waterloo Road.[1]

Depicted in the movie The Legend of Speed, it actually is a popular road for illegal street racing.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Yanne, Andrew; Heller, Gillis (2009). Signs of a Colonial Era. Hong Kong University Press. p. 22. ISBN 978-962-209-944-9. 

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Preceded by
Hong Chong Road
Hong Kong Route 1
HK Route1.svg
Princess Margaret Road
Succeeded by
Waterloo Road

Coordinates: 22°18′48″N 114°10′37″E / 22.31336°N 114.17691°E / 22.31336; 114.17691