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Lei Yue Mun Kowloon Side(鯉魚門三家村)
Hong Kong

Lei Yue Mun is a short channel in Hong Kong, between Junk Bay and Victoria Harbour, separating Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. The channel is an important passage in the South China Sea. It is the east gate of Victoria Harbour. The lands around the channel are also called Lei Yue Mun. On Kowloon side, it is famous for its seafood market and restaurants in the fishing villages. On the Hong Kong Island side, it has former military defence facilities.

鯉魚門是香港海峽之一,為香港維多利亞港東面入口,與西面的汲水門相對,分隔香港島和九龍東部。九龍鯉魚門以海鮮聞名。該處有馬環村、三家村、嶺南新村等村落,組成鯉魚門村。馬環村和三家村是該處歷史悠久的鄉村。「媽環村」,意思為「娘媽廟所在的山村」,是19世紀末由石匠建村。三家村因由三家人建村而得名。村民的祖先在19世紀中葉由廣東梅縣一帶移來,務打石業。村內有石礦場,並設有小碼頭供運送石材之用。由於當時該處與九龍市區隔絕,居民倚靠街渡或自行划小艇到筲箕灣出售農產及購買日用品。

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