Kowloon Peninsula

Military encampments on Kowloon Peninsula in 1860, looking south toward Hong Kong Island.
An Air France Boeing 747 passing above Kowloon, landing at the old airport.
Hong Kong's old airport, Kai Tak, was located in Kowloon.

Peninsula that forms the southern part of the main landmass in the territory of Hong Kong, alongside Victoria Harbour and facing toward Hong Kong Island.

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Hung Hom

Hung Hom viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui
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)
Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Chong Road
The Harbourfront Landmark
Royal Peninsula car entrance
The Hong Kong Coliseum
Kerry Hotel Hong Kong open space
The Whampoa is the landmark of Whampoa Garden shopping centre, an AEON Style department store is located in its basement.
Hutchison Park
Hung Hom Promenade
Hung Hom Kwun Yum Temple
Toll plaza of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel at Hung Hom
Hung Hom Ferry Pier

Hung Hom is an area in the southeast of Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong.

Reclamation Street

Street stretching from Jordan to Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Street market in the Jordan section of Reclamation Street.
Yaumati Theatre at the corner of Waterloo Road and Reclamation Street, in Yau Ma Tei.
Reclamation Street in Mong Kok.
The herbalist store Sang Sang (66 Reclamation Street) was visited by the American TV show The Amazing Race 2.

As its name suggests, it was built on the reclaimed western shore of the Kowloon Peninsula.

Islands District

One of the 18 districts of Hong Kong.

The outlying islands are notable for a more relaxed way of life than that of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula.

Sino-British Joint Declaration

Treaty between the governments of the United Kingdom and China signed in 1984 setting the conditions in which Hong Kong was transferred to Chinese control and for the governance of the territory after 1 July 1997.

The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, where the Joint Declaration was signed
Britain acquired Hong Kong Island in 1842, Kowloon Peninsula in 1860, and leased the New Territories in 1898 for 99 years.
Urban Hong Kong in 1980

Hong Kong had been a colony of the British Empire since 1842 after the First Opium War and its territory was expanded on two occasions; first in 1860 with the addition of Kowloon Peninsula and Stonecutters Island, and again in 1898 when Britain obtained a 99-year lease for the New Territories.

New Territories

Butterfly Bay in New Territories
Flag of the New Territories Regional Council which was disbanded on the last day of 1999
A map of the leased New Territories and New Kowloon during the 1898 Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory
The British ceremony in Tai Po, 1899, assuming control of the New Territories

The New Territories is one of the three main regions of Hong Kong, alongside Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula.

Kowloon Southern Link

Section of the MTR Tuen Ma line, linking Nam Cheong station and East Tsim Sha Tsui station.

Exterior view of Austin station
Map of the Kowloon Southern Link before 2021, as part of the West Rail line (in purple)
Kowloon Southern Link construction site in June 2009

The rail link is fully underground, lies along the south-west coastline of Kowloon Peninsula, east of rail tracks of the Tung Chung line and Airport Express.

List of etymologies of country subdivision names

This article provides a collection of the etymology of the names of country subdivisions.

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Hong Kong – An Anglicized transcription of the Cantonese Chinese place name (Hoeng1gong2, "Fragrant Harbor"), originally the name of the small inlet now known as Aberdeen Harbour. The reference to fragrance may refer to the harbor waters sweetened by the estuarine influx of the Pearl River or to the incense factories lining the coast to the north of Kowloon which was stored around Aberdeen Harbour, prior to the development of Victoria Harbour. The name was applied to the entirety of Hong Kong Island in the 1842 Treaty of Nanking. The Kowloon peninsula and New Territories were later added by the 1860 Convention of Peking and the 1898 Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory.

Hok Yuen

Hok Yuen as viewed from Victoria Harbour
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Hok Yuen (Chinese: 鶴園) or formerly Hok Un is a place in at the southeastern coast of Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong.

Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong's main airport, built on reclaimed land on the island of Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong.

View of the airport from the Ngong Ping 360 cable car
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A front view of Hong Kong Airport
The exterior of Hong Kong International Airport at night
Airport Layout (as of July 2019)
The airport control tower and a taxiing Cathay Pacific Cargo Boeing 747-8F
The view of the airport from the control tower, with an EVA Air Boeing 747 on a nearby taxiway
The interior of the airport control tower
Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre
Terminal 1
Baggage Reclaim Hall
SuperTerminal 1
Asia Airfreight Terminal
DHL Central Asia Hub
Cross-boundary coach bus terminal located in terminal 2
Skypier
Airport Express, which connects the airport and the central business district of Central.
Airport Express connecting between the airport and the central business district of Central.
Airport Express – Airport station
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Terminal 1 Departures Hall entrance
The interior of Terminal 1 at night
Check-in counters at Terminal 1
Level 5 – Arrivals Hall
SkyPlaza at the Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 2 ceiling
SkyPlaza at the Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 2
SkyPlaza, Hong Kong International Airport (Hong Kong)
Exterior view of Hong Kong Airport Satellite Terminal. Connection by airport shuttle bus to main terminal travelling along marked roadway at bottom left.
Interior view of Satellite Terminal, Hong Kong Airport. Escalator leads up from bus connection to main terminal building.
Interior view of Satellite Terminal, Hong Kong Airport. Central internet kiosk with coffee shop behind.
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Aerial view of Midfield Concourse, Hong Kong International Airport.
Interior view of Midfield Concourse
Interior view of sitting area
Interior view of Automated People Mover Platform
Control tower seen from a taxiing aircraft
Super Terminal 1
View of the outside (seen from the control tower)

2) Kowloon Station {Located in the Yau Tsim Mong District on the Western Part of the Kowloon Peninsula, This Station is the Major transfer Hub in the Whole Kowloon Peninsula Area. With stunning landmarks such as West Kowloon Cultural District, the M+ Art Museum, Hong Kong Palace Museum, Avenue of Stars and many more. This station mostly served passengers from the Whole Part of the Kowloon Peninsula. For Domestic Services, Transfers is available for the MTR Local Rail Tung Chung Line in this Station. Transfer is also available for the MTR Commuter Rail of Tuen Ma Line (Formerly called the West Rail Line) in Austin Station for passengers want to interchange from Kowloon Station to the Eastern Part of Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories. For International Services. Recently at Fall 2018, the High Speed Rail Network Line is established in West Kowloon Station where is a few steps away from Kowloon Station. This Stations can connect the National Rail Network of China in China. Connections is also available for Taxis, MTR Shuttle Buses and public/private buses at the local MTR Malls of Elements. Keep in mind, Kowloon Station provides in-town check-in services for major airlines. which makes more convenient for the passengers.

Gun Club Hill Barracks

Gun Club Hill Barracks are barracks in King's Park, or in Jordan, Hong Kong formerly used by British Army garrisons during British colonial rule.

Gun Club Hill Barracks
Austin Road entrance
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Military property
Side entrance to the barracks
Front facade of the hospital
Hospital map panel

A long-standing part of Hong Kong's military history, the Gun Club Hill Barracks arose out of the need to house soldiers on the Kowloon Peninsula following the cession of the area under the 1863 Treaty of Tientsin following the Second Opium War.