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Ma Wan Channel(馬灣海峽), Ma Wan
Hong Kong

Ma Wan Channel is a channel between Ma Wan and Tsing Yi Island in Hong Kong. The north end of the channel is Ting Kau where it joins the Rambler Channel. To the west it joins with the Kap Shui Mun channel running to the south of Ma Wan, leading into Urmston Road. To the east it divides into the Tsing Yi Channel and the Rambler Channel, leading to Tsuen Wan and Kwai Chung. To the south is the Western Working Anchorage of Victoria Harbour.

馬灣海峽(古稱雞踏門)是香港海峽之一,位於青衣及馬灣之間。其北面是汀九,是龍鼓水道與藍巴勒海峽交接之處。其南面則接近香港維多利亞港西面的出口汲水門。全球第五長的吊橋青馬大橋跨越了馬灣海峽,其中一座橋塔座落於海峽上的人工島。

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Uploaded: 11/12/2011
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