Lei Yue Mun          鯉魚門
The village of Lei Yue Mun dates back to the 17th century. In its infancy, this small fishing village was the haunt of the descendants of
the Ming dynasty General Cheng Jian. His  seven sons all became pirates and include the notorious Cheng I.

In more recent times, Lei Yue Mun flourished with small scall industries. Pottery factories, candy factories, shipyards and quarries
turned it into an important industrial area in the 1960’s. Remains of the quarrying can still be found near the coast and along the hills
east of the traditional Tin Hau Temple. The pirate Cheng Lian-Chang built this temple in 1753 for the protection of his descendants.

To most Hong Kong people, however, Lei Yue Mun is famous for its seafood market and waterfront restaurants. In typical Hong Kong
style, you choose your seafood/fish from the brimming tanks outside the restaurant. This is then taken into the kitchen to be killed
and prepared according to your wishes. A word of advise though: Be well aware of the price, before they start cooking...

Kong’s International Airport, Kai Tak. You would have been amazed at just how close you were to the planes’ landing gear…
The Tin Hau Temple in Lei Yue Mun dates back to 1753...
 
Modern public housing flats encroach on the traditional small houses and shacks of Lei Yue Mun...
 
Lei Yue Mun was the haunt of pirates...
Tin Hau Temple
  Two Worlds Meet
  Qing Dynasty Remains
There are still Hong Kong people who live their whole life on the water...
 
The art of plumbing...
 
Some of the famous seafood restaurants in Lei Yue Mun, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
A life on the water...
  Water Pipes
  Waterfront Restaurants
Centralized mailbox banks save the Lei Yue Mun postman from navigating the maze of narrow lanes in the old part of town...
 
Centralized mailbox banks save the Lei Yue Mun postman from navigating the maze of narrow lanes in the old part of town...
 
Centralized mailbox banks save the Lei Yue Mun postman from navigating the maze of narrow lanes in the old part of town...
You've got mail...
Ma San Tsuen, Lei Yue Mun
  Modern Mailboxes
Ma Wan Tsuen, Lei Yue Mun
  More Mailboxes
Che Teng Tsuen, Lei Yue Mun
Examples of housing in Lei Yue Mun. Rents are fairly low...
 
Examples of housing in Lei Yue Mun. Rents are fairly low...
 
Examples of housing in Lei Yue Mun. Rents are fairly low...
Lei Yue Mun Housing
  Lei Yue Mun Housing
  Lei Yue Mun Housing
A splash of colour...
 
Examples of housing in Lei Yue Mun. Rents are fairly low...
 
Examples of housing in Lei Yue Mun. Rents are fairly low...
Lei Yue Mun Housing
  Lei Yue Mun Housing
  Lei Yue Mun Housing
The rather quiet typhoon shelter at Lei Yue Mun, Kowloon, Hong Kong
 
This Little Egret found a perfect vantage point...
 
Another scene from the quiet typhoon shlter at Lei Yue Mun, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Sam Ka Tsuen Typhoon Shelter
  Little Egret
  Sam Ka Tsuen Typhoon Shelter
Fruit stall in Lei Yue Mun, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Note the variety of exotic fruits...
 
Traditional cookies to compliment your seafood lunch...
 
Typical Hong Kong village grocery store...
Fruit Stall
  Cookie Shop
  Grocery Store
Examples of housing in Lei Yue Mun. Rents are fairly low...
 
It's alive! You may choose your seafood from these tanks when ordering your meal...
 
Examples of housing in Lei Yue Mun. Rents are fairly low...
Waterfront Living
Ma Wan Tsuen
  Seafood Seller
  Waterfront Living
Ma Wan Tsuen
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