Lei Yue Mun
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 loading ramps for the former stone quarries, in Lei Yue Mun, Kowloon.
Joyful Jump (鯉躍龍門之與鯉同樂), a sculpture in front of Lei Yue Mun Municipal Services Building, depicting a carp leaping the Dragon 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.[1] On the Hong Kong Island side, it has former military defence facilities.


The Chinese name for the channel means "Carp Gate"[2] 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,[3] the Ly-ee-moon Pass,[4] Ly-e-Mun Pass,[5] Lyemun, Lymoon, and the Lye Moon Passage.[citation needed]

Places and facilities

On Hong Kong Island
On Kowloon



Lei Yue Mun is in Primary One Admission (POA) School Net 48. Within the school net are multiple aided schools (operated independently but funded with government money) and Kwun Tong Government Primary School.[12]

See also

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


  1. ^ Fun in Kwun Tong - Lei Yue Mun Seafood Bazaar
  2. ^ Chan, S.-H.; Ip, I.-C.; Leung, L. Y. M. (2006). "Negotiating culture, economics and community politics : the practice of Lei Yue Mun tourism in postcolonial Hong Kong practice of Lei Yue Mun tourism in postcolonial Hong Kong". Cultural Studies Review. 12 (2): 109. doi:10.5130/csr.v12i2.2339.
  3. ^ MacDonald, A. (1881). "Hong-Kong" . Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition – via Wikisource.
  4. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Hong-Kong" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 13 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 657–659.
  5. ^ "Passenger Ships Owned by the United States Government". GG Archives. United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation (United States Lines). Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  6. ^ Fun in Kwun Tong - Tin Hau Temple in Lei Yue Mun
  7. ^ List of Graded Historic Buildings in Hong Kong (as at 6 November 2009) Archived 9 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Brief Information on No Grade Items, pp.418-419 Archived 2012-10-15 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Antiquities Advisory Board. List of new items for grading assessment with assessment results
  10. ^ Fun in Kwun Tong - Lei Yue Mun Lighthouse
  11. ^ Fun in Kwun Tong - Lei Yue Mun Wishing Tree
  12. ^ "POA School Net 48" (PDF). Education Bureau. Retrieved 2022-09-12.

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