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Encyclopedia > Lion Rock
Photo of Lion Rock taken in 1977 from the Kowloon side.
Photo of Lion Rock taken in 2006 from the Kowloon side.
Photo of Lion Rock taken in 2006 from the Kowloon side.

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Lion Rock (Traditional Chinese: 獅子山; Cantonese IPA: [sɪ55 tsɪ35 sɑn55], Jyutping: si1 zi2 saan1, Mandarin Pinyin: Shī Zi Shān), or less formally, Lion Rock Hill, is a famous hill in Hong Kong. It is located between Kowloon Tong, Kowloon and Tai Wai, Sha Tin, and is 495m high. Traditional Chinese characters are one of two standard character sets. ... This article is on all of the Yue dialects. ... The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of phonetic notation devised by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) used in spoken human language. ... Jyutping (Traditional Chinese: 粵拼; Simplified Chinese: 粤拼; pinyin: yuèpÄ«n; Yale: yuhtpÄ«ng; Jyutping: jyut6ping3; sometimes spelled Jyutpin) is a romanization system for Standard Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) in 1993. ... This article is on all of the Northern Chinese dialects. ... Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音; Traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音; Pinyin: HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n), also known as scheme of the Chinese phonetic alphabet (Simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音方案; Traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音方案; Pinyin: HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n fāngàn), while pin means spell(ing) and yin means sound(s)), is a system of romanization (phonemic notation... Kowloon Tong (九龍塘; pinyin: jiu3 long2 tang2) is an area in Hong Kongs Kowloon Peninsula, part of Kowloon City and Sham Shui Po districts. ... Location within China In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon (九龍; Cantonese IPA:; Jyutping: gau2 lung4; Mandarin Pinyin: JiÇ”lóng; lit. ... Tai Wai (Chinese: 大圍; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: daai3 wai4, Mandarin Pinyin: DàwÄ›i) is a small town in Hong Kong, located between Sha Tin and the Lion Rock. ... Sha Tin, or Shatin (Chinese: 沙田; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: saa1 tin4; Mandarin Pinyin: Shātián) (literally fields of sand), is an area in the core of the Sha Tin District, in the New Territories, Hong Kong. ...


Lion Rock is famous for its shape and is visible from various places in Kowloon. Numerous trails lead through the waist-high shrubbery, rock, and dirt to the top. The rock structure itself can be climbed, providing a beautiful view of the city and Hong Kong Island in the distance. The entire hill is located within Lion Rock Country Park in Hung Mui Kuk, Tai Wai and is made passible by vehicles by Lion Rock Tunnel, which connects Kowloon Tong and Tai Wai. The night view of the Island side as seen from the Kowloon side - the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Island (Traditional Chinese: 香港島; Simplified Chinese: 香港岛; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dou2; Mandarin Pinyin: Xiānggǎngdǎo) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory... Lion Rock Country Park (established June 24, 1977) is a country park, located in the New Territories, Hong Kong. ... The Lion Rock Tunnel is a twin-bored tunnel, connecting Sha Tin in the New Territories and Kowloon near Kowloon Tong, a vital component of the Route 1. ...


Use of the Name

There was a famous TV programme called Below the Lion Rock between 1974 and 1994. Below the Lion Rock (Traditional Chinese 獅子山下) is a TV show about the lives of Hong Kong citizens that ran from 1974 to 1994. ...


A book entitled Beyond Lion Rock by Gavin Young was published in 1988. It tells the history of Cathay Pacific Airways. Gavin Young (1928-2001) was a British journalist, war correspondent and travel writer. ... Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (Traditional Chinese: 國泰航空有限公司, Simplified Chinese: 国泰航空有限公司; Mandarin Pinyin: Guótài Hángkōng Yŏuxiàn Gōngsī; abbreviation: 國泰/国泰) (SEHK: 0293) is an Asian commercial airline based in Hong Kong and operating scheduled passenger and cargo services to 90 destinations world-wide. ...


The Lion Rock Institute is a public policy think tank promoting Hong Kong as the world's best free market economy and researching and advocating free market solutions for Hong Kong's policy challenges. The Lion Rock Institute 獅子山學會 was founded in 2004. ...


The reggae band Culture (band) has a song entitled 'Lion Rock'. Culture is a Jamaican roots rock reggae group founded in 1976. ...


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Lion Rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (256 words)
Lion Rock is famous for its shape and is visible from various places in Kowloon.
The entire hill is located within Lion Rock Country Park in Hung Mui Kuk, Tai Wai and is made passible by vehicles by Lion Rock Tunnel, which connects Kowloon Tong and Tai Wai.
The Lion Rock Institute is a public policy think tank promoting Hong Kong as the world's best free market economy and researching and advocating free market solutions for Hong Kong's policy challenges.
Lion Rock Tunnel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (250 words)
The Lion Rock Tunnel (獅子山隧道) is a twin-bored toll tunnel in Hong Kong, connecting Sha Tin in the New Territories and New Kowloon near Kowloon Tong.
The Lion Rock Tunnel was opened on November 14, 1967, as a 1.43 km dual-one single bore tunnel.
The Second Lion Rock Tunnel, which is 1.41 km long and situated to the west of, and lying parallel to, the old tunnel, was opened to traffic on January 18, 1978.
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