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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.

Lei Yue Mun
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Lei Yue Mun, viewed from Mount Parker
Traditional Chinese鯉魚
Simplified Chinese鲤鱼
Literal meaningCarp Gate
A photo showing the shores of Lei Yue Mun and Yau Tong, Sam Ka Tsuen Typhoon Shelter and Sam Ka Tsuen.
A village and seafood restaurants in Lei Yue Mun, Kowloon.
A Tin Hau temple in Lei Yue Mun, Kowloon.
Ruins of stone loading ramps for the former stone quarries, in Lei Yue Mun, Kowloon.

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.[1] On the Hong Kong Island side, it has former military defence facilities.

NamesEdit

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,[2] the Ly-ee-moon Pass,[3] Lyemun, Lymoon, and the Lye Moon Passage.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

Places and facilitiesEdit

On Hong Kong Island
On Kowloon

TransportationEdit

See alsoEdit

Lei Yue Mun, taken from the shore of Sam Ka Tsuen, Lei Yue Mun
Aerial panorama of Lei Yue Mun, Kowloon

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fun in Kwun Tong - Lei Yue Mun Seafood Bazaar
  2. ^ "Hong-Kong", Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. XII (9th ed.), 1881, pp. 141–2.
  3. ^ "Hong-Kong", Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. XIII (11th ed.), 1911, pp. 657–9.
  4. ^ Fun in Kwun Tong - Tin Hau Temple in Lei Yue Mun
  5. ^ List of Graded Historic Buildings in Hong Kong (as at 6 November 2009) Archived 9 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Brief Information on No Grade Items, pp.418-419 Archived 2012-10-15 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Fun in Kwun Tong - Lei Yue Mun Lighthouse
  8. ^ Fun in Kwun Tong - Lei Yue Mun Wishing Tree

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