Hung Hom

Hung Hom viewed from the west.
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).
The landmark of Whampoa Garden, a ship-like shopping centre building. A JUSCO department store is in its basement.
The Harbourfront Landmark, the Harbour Plaza Hotel, and Hung Hom Ferry Pier
Hung Hom Kwun Yum Temple
Hutchison Park
Hung Hum Promenade

Hung Hom (traditional Chinese: 紅磡; simplified Chinese: 红磡; 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.

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


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.







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.

Ho Man Tin Station and Whampoa Station are also under construction in Hung Hom as part of an extension of the Kwun Tong Line.


Toll plaza of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel at Hung Hom

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.


Ferries serving Hung Hom Ferry Pier:


There are three bus terminals in Hung Hom. Many buses serve the area.

See also


  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

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