Lion Rock Tunnel

Entrance of the Lion Rock Tunnel in Sha Tin, Hong Kong
Lion Rock Tunnel toll plaza, on the Sha Tin side.
New Kowloon side. The Second Lion Rock Tunnel is on the left, the "old" tunnel is on the right. Lion Rock is visible in the top right corner.

Twin-bored toll tunnel, connecting Hin Tin, Sha Tin in the New Territories and New Kowloon near Kowloon Tong.

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Sha Tin District

One of the 18 districts of Hong Kong.

Sha Tin and Shing Mun River
Wu Kai Sha
Residential, commercial and industrial buildings with numerous village type developments has been built along the two sides of the Shing Mun River since the early stage of development of Shatin.
Walled Buildings in Tai Wai
Tsang Tai Uk: external view
Sha Tin Racecourse
Tao Fong Shan

Of these, the Lion Rock Tunnel used by Route 1, is the oldest, having opened in 1967 to replace the overcrowded Tai Po Road to Sham Shui Po.

Kowloon Tong

Area of Hong Kong located in Kowloon.

North part of Kowloon Tong. Lion Rock is visible in the background.
Festival Walk in Kowloon Tong.
Tat Chee Avenue
City University of Hong Kong

It leads into the Lion Rock Tunnel, and as such serves as an important artery for traffic heading into and out of the New Territories (in particular Sha Tin).

Tate's Cairn Tunnel

Four-lane road tunnel in Hong Kong.

Lei Yue Mun Interchange, northern entrance to the Eastern Harbour Crossing

It was reported that traffic in the Lion Rock Tunnel dropped 20 per cent during the Tate’s Cairn Tunnel's first day of operation.

Route 1 (Hong Kong)

Major artery in Hong Kong that runs in a generally north-south direction, connecting Aberdeen with Sha Tin.

Cross-Harbour Tunnel

Traffic then climbs a steep incline to reach the Lion Rock Tunnel.

Amah Rock

For other uses, see Amah (disambiguation).

Amah Rock
The replica of Amah Rock at Tao Fung Shan

It stands above the entrance to the Lion Rock Tunnel, within Lion Rock Country Park.


Underground passageway, dug through the surrounding soil/earth/rock and enclosed except for entrance and exit, commonly at each end.

Tunnel in Col du Galibier, France
Tunnel in Fort de Mutzig, France
Decorated entrance to a road tunnel in Guanajuato, Mexico
Utility tunnel for heating pipes between Rigshospitalet and Amagerværket in Copenhagen, Denmark
Tunnel on the Taipei Metro in Taiwan
Southern portal of the 421 m Chirk canal tunnel
An entrance of the Rantaväylä Tunnel in the northern part of Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
A fabric tunnel in Moulvibazar District, Bangladesh.
Joralemon Street Tunnel on 1913 postcard, part of the New York City Subway system
The Harbor Tunnel in Baltimore, which carries I-895, serves as an example of a water-crossing tunnel built instead of a bridge.
Cut-and-cover construction of the Paris Métro in France
A workman is dwarfed by the tunnel boring machine used to excavate the Gotthard Base Tunnel (Switzerland), the world's longest railway tunnel.
1886 illustration showing the ventilation and drainage system of the Mersey railway tunnel
Illowra Battery utility tunnel, Port Kembla. One of many bunkers south of Sydney.
Shark tunnel at the Georgia Aquarium
A utility tunnel in Prague
The upper-level traffic lanes through Yerba Buena Island, part of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
The 19th century Dark Gate in Esztergom, Hungary
Underpass for cattle created in 1914 construction of what is now Historic Columbia River Highway
The entrance to the Pont de l'Alma tunnel, the site where Diana's car hit a Fiat and then the wall. There was no proper barrier and this contributed to her death
The three eastern portals of Liverpool Edge Hill tunnels, built into a hand dug deep cutting. The left tunnel with tracks is the short 1846 second Crown Street Tunnel, still used for shunting; next on the right partially hidden by undergrowth is the 2.03 km 1829 disused Wapping Tunnel, to the right again hidden by undergrowth, is the original short disused 1829 Crown Street Tunnel.
Thomas Talbot Bury's watercolour of the Edge Hill tunnel portals
A short section remains of the 1832 Edge Hill to Lime Street tunnel in Liverpool. This and a short section of the original tunnel nearer to Lime Street, are the oldest rail tunnels in the world still in active use.
The 1,659-foot (506 m) Donner Pass Summit Tunnel (#6) was in service from 1868 to 1993.
Southern portal of the 1791 Dudley canal tunnel in England
Liverpool Lime Street Approach. The original two track tunnel was removed to create a deep cutting. Some of the road bridges seen across the cutting are solid rock and in effect are a series of short tunnels.
A late 19th-century pneumatic rock-drilling machine, invented by Germain Sommeiller and used to drill the first large tunnels through the Alps.
Small operational brick tunnel in France
The Gotthard Base Tunnel is the first flat route through a major mountain range.
The Big Dig road vehicle tunnel in Boston, USA
The Gerrards Cross tunnel in England, completed in 2010. Looking west towards the station in March 2005, showing the extent of construction three months before a small section collapsed
The eastern portal of the abandoned Sideling Hill Tunnel, Pennsylvania, USA in 2009
Tunnel formerly used for coal mining in New Taipei, Taiwan
Door to a compartment where runaway slaves would sleep, on the Underground Railroad
View through a natural tunnel in South Korea

Hong Kong's Lion Rock Tunnel, built in the mid 1960s, connecting New Kowloon and Sha Tin, carries a motorway but also serves as an aqueduct, featuring a gallery containing five water mains lines with diameters between 1.2m and 1.5m below the road section of the tunnel.

Route 7 (Hong Kong)

Major road linking Tseung Kwan O and Kwai Chung, through the northern part of Kowloon in Hong Kong.

Route 7 near Ting Fu Street, Ngau Tau Kok

The road becomes considerably steeper near the exit for Lion Rock Tunnel, and follows the foothills of northern Kowloon.

Walled villages of Hong Kong

Most of the walled villages of Hong Kong are located in the New Territories.

Main entrance of Tai Wai Village.
Model of San Wai aka. Kun Lung Wai, displayed in Hong Kong Heritage Museum.
Location of walled villages in Hong Kong
Historic plan of Kat Hing Wai walled village in Kam Tin.
External view of Tsang Tai Uk.
Houses reflecting in a pond at Fanling Wai.
Entrance gate of Nam Pin Wai
Central axis of Sheung Cheung Wai
Tu Di Gong shrine within the entrance gate of Tsing Chuen Wai
A narrow lane in Lam Tei Tsuen, typical of Hong Kong walled villages
Village shrine of Mong Tseng Wai, at the end of the central axis
Wall of San Wai aka. Kun Lung Wai
Wall of Kat Hing Wai
Wall of Fui Sha Wai, Tai Hang
Wall of Lo Wai
Village pond of Fanling Ching Wai

It is located in Sha Tin, close to the south of the Pok Hong Estate, not far from the Lion Rock Tunnel Road.

Tsang Tai Uk

Hakka walled village in Hong Kong, and one of the best preserved.

Inside Tsang Tai Uk in October 2006
Ancestral hall of Tsang Tai Uk in March 2008
Main courtyard of Tsang Tai Uk in March 2008
Corner tower of Tsang Tai Uk in April 2008

The complex is located in Sha Tin close to the south of Pok Hong Estate, near Lion Rock Tunnel Road.

University station (MTR)

September 24, 1956

University station platform

At 5:00 p.m. a lorry overturned in the northbound carriageway of the Lion Rock Tunnel.