Lei Yue Mun


Lei Yue Mun

Lei Yue Mun (zh-t|t=鯉魚門, literally "Carp's channel") (a.k.a. Lyemun, Lye Moon Passage , Ly-ee-moon Passage), is a short channel between Junk Bay and Victoria Harbour, separating Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, of Hong Kong.

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 channel is an important passage on the South China coastal sea route. It is the east gate of Victoria Harbour.

Transportation

* 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$4.8 per adult.
* Bus: Kowloon Motor Bus operates bus no. 14C between Sam Ka Tsuen and Kwun Tong.
* Minibus: Red minibus service is available between Kwun Tong and Lei Yue Mun.
* MTR: Yau Tong Station

History

*Devil's Peak
*Pirates

Places and facilities

On Hong Kong Island:
*Lei Yue Mun Fort, converted into the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence
*Lei Yue Mun Park and Holiday Village

On Kowloon:
* Lei Yue Mun Tsuen (鯉魚門邨), public housing estate
* Sam Ka Tsuen
* Ma San Tsuen
* Lighthouse
* Tin Hau temple
* Lei Yue Mun Plaza (鯉魚門廣場), a shopping mall


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