Saturday, March 28, 2020

Beyond Lei Yue Mun Seafood District - Viewing Point, Light House etc @ Hong Kong

Lei Yue Mun is a small area on the southern tip and in the east of Hong Kong's Kowloon Peninsula; famous for its seafood market and numerous seafood restaurants, my objective today is to bring you beyond the seafood district!

Alex had abandoned me as he wasn't keen to spend his time outdoors! I was actually quite happy to venture alone as if i am with him, it would likely be a touch and go and i wouldn't be able to explore much.

Unbeknownst to many, it's one of the few areas where you can look at the cityscape on both sides of Victoria Harbour! And as you can see, it's popular with anglers as well.

It's a pity we can't see much of the sunset given the cloudy weather that day.

From here, you can see the International Commerce Centre (ICC), where sky100 oberservation deck is. International Finance Center, which is right across on Hong Kong island, is unfortunately, blocked.

Many large boulders in the area which would mean plenty of Instagram-worthy pictures; just be careful and before coming, wear a good pair of shoes and if possible, get yourself equipped with a pair of gloves as some of the boulders were covered with sharp barnacles.

Random photos of people fishing and an elderly grandma soaking her feet.

A panorama;  Lei Yue Mun is actually a channel between "Junk Bay and Victoria Harbour". The translated English name is actually the carp gate and i wonder about the name's origins. Were there a lot of carp in that area or like Singapore's Dragon Tooth Gate; there's a significant boulder that appeared to look like a fish?

A lot of crows!

You don't find white sandy beach at Lei Yue Mun although there were plenty of large seashells. Those with hyperactive kids can bring them here and have a competition to see who can find the most beautiful seashell in two hours. I bet they will be exhausted.

Always remember to wear shoes as i found glass shards on the beach!

Another key attraction at Lei Yue Mun; the lighthouse! I bet it would be a super nice chill out place at night, when lights, flanking both sides of Victoria Harbour, filled the horizon.

Closer look. I did attempt to climb up and thought it's quite dangerous; guess more so at night without much illumination. Aside from safety, do note that the tide can rise and you wouldn't want to be stuck there until the tide recedes.

This is the Ma Wan Village that brought back memories of the Tai O Fishing Village on Lantau Island i visited just a few days before. The red-walled building is the over 200 years old Lei Yue Mun Tin Hau Temple!

I was hoping for a spectacular sunset which didn't materialize.

Well, guess the anglers were just hoping for fish to bite their baits. I can never get fishing as i totally don't have to patience to hook a fish when i can just buy it from the wet market. Oh well, to each his / her own.

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Location Map

As above; using the light house as the point of interest.

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