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Tuen Mun District 屯門區
Key Facts
Area: km²
Inhabitants: 520,000 (2000)
Pop. density: inh./km²
Administrative centre: Tuen Mun
Dist. Council Chairman: Lau Wong-fat, GBM, GBS, JP
Dist. Council website: [1]
Location Map

Map highlighting Tuen Mun District 屯門區
Significant areas in district
Tuen Mun
For a town in Hong Kong, see Tuen Mun.
For a new town in Hong Kong, see Tuen Mun New Town.

Tuen Mun District (屯門區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is the westernmost continental district of Hong Kong, located about 32 km from the Kowloon Peninsula, 7 km southwest of Yuen Long and 18 km west of Tsuen Wan. The population of Tuen Mun is about 520,000 and is forecast to rise to about 542,000 in 2011. Part of the district is the Tuen Mun New Town, which contains one of the largest residential areas in the New Territories. Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Tuen Mun (屯門) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... The District Councils (區議會 and formerly District Boards) are district organizations in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). ... The District Councils (區議會 and formerly District Boards) are district organizations in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). ... Image File history File links Tuenmun-PositionWithinHKSAR.jpg The position of Tuen Mun District within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Tuen Mun (屯門) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Tuen Mun (屯門) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Tuen Mun New Town (屯門新市鎮) is a new town developed by Hong Kong Government in Tuen Mun of the New Territories, Hong Kong in 1970s. ... The territory of Hong Kong is divided in 18 administrative districts (Population as of 2000) Hong Kong Island Central and Western (274,400) Eastern (620,800) Southern (282,400) Wan Chai (190,300) Kowloon (New Kowloon included) Kowloon City (406,000) Kwun Tong (564,700) Sham Shui Po (372,200... The Kowloon Peninsula, commonly referred to as Kowloon, is a peninsula, in the south of the mainland part of the Hong Kong territory. ... Yuen Long (元朗, Jyutping: jyun4 long5, pinyin: YuánlÇŽng) (used to be known as Un Long), one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, located in the North-West of the New Territories, is a post-war new town set in the centre of Hong Kongs largest alluvial plain. ... Tsuen Wan (Chinese: 荃灣, formerly also Tsun Wan) is a bay in the New Territories, Hong Kong, opposite to Tsing Yi Island across Rambler Channel. ... A major road, Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po, a town in the New Territories. ...

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History

According to archaeologists, fishermen started settling in Tuen Mun since the New Stone Age. As a result, the predominant activities in Tuen Mun were fishing and agriculture during the 20th century. In the 1950s, pirate and smuggling activities were frequent. Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... The Neolithic, (Greek neos=new, lithos=stone, or New Stone Age) is traditionally the last part of the stone age. ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A skirmish with smugglers from Finland at the Russian border, 1853, by Vasily Hudiakov. ...


Originally named Castle Peak New Town when planning, the new town was finally named Tuen Mun, adopting a historic name of the region. Tuen Mun in the Chinese language means a gateway where military is stationed. The new town was built on reclaimed land from the Castle Peak Bay, starting from the late 1970s. The district was subsequently named Tuen Mun when established in the early 1980s. Chinese (written) language (pinyin: zhōngw n) written in Chinese characters The Chinese language (汉语/漢語, 华语/華語, or 中文; Pinyin: H nyǔ, Hu yǔ, or Zhōngw n) is a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. ... Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...


Transport

It takes about 40 minutes by public transport to go to Tuen Mun from downtown such as Tsim Sha Tsui and Central. The territory of Hong Kong has a highly developed and sophisticated transportation network, encompassing both public and private transport. ... The Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui is a famous landmark of Hong Kong. ... District slogan: none Location within Hong Kong S.A.R. (Click here for satellite image) District Council Chairman Chan Tak-chor Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 12. ...


Rail

The first rapid transit line serving the district, KCR West Rail, went into service in December 2003, connecting Tuen Mun with Kowloon. It takes 30 minutes to travel between the termini, Tuen Mun and Nam Cheong (Sham Shui Po) in Kowloon. There is another station, Siu Hong, located in the northern part of Tuen Mun. Both stations are connected with the KCR Light Rail (LRT). Metro redirects here. ... For other uses, see KCR (disambiguation). ... Opening Date 20 December 2003 Stations 9 Number of trains 23 Service Area Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Tsuen Wan, Sham Shui Po The West Rail is one of the three lines of the KCRC network in Hong Kong. ... December 2003: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Events December 31, 2003 In Taiwan, President Chen Shui-bian signs a law that allows referendums to be held. ... Location within China In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon (九龍; Cantonese IPA:; Jyutping: gau2 lung4; Mandarin Pinyin: Jiǔlóng; lit. ... Nam Cheong is the southern terminus of the Hong Kong KCRC West Rail. ... Skyline of Sham Shui Po Sham Shui Po (Chinese: 深水埗; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: sam1 sui2 bo2, Yale: sam seuí bouh; Mandarin Pinyin: shen1 shui3 bu4; lit. ... Location within China In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon (九龍; Cantonese IPA:; Jyutping: gau2 lung4; Mandarin Pinyin: Jiǔlóng; lit. ... Siu Hong is a KCRC station located in Siu Hong, New Territories. ... Opening Date 25 September 1988 Routes 9 Number of trains 1191 Service Area Tuen Mun, Yuen Long 1 There was previously 120 trains, but a trained numbered 1013 was crashed in 1994. ...


The KCR Light Rail, which has been in service since 1988, is a light rail system which connects the 3 towns in North West New Territories: Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, and Tin Shui Wai. Tin Shui Wai (Traditional Chinese: 天水圍; Simplified Chinese: 天水围; pinyin: Tiānshuǐwéi; Jyutping: tin1 seoi2 wai4) is a new town located in the northwest of Yuen Long New Town, in the northwestern New Territories, Hong Kong. ...


Road transport

In the past, before its development into a new town, traffic between Tuen Mun and the city (Tsuen Wan) depended solely on the Castle Peak Road. In 1977, Tuen Mun Road (phase 1) was built. It is the first highway ever built in Hong Kong. Although the new highway has facilitated transportation between Tuen Mun and the city, any traffic accident on the highway, regardless of its magnitude, usually results in serious traffic congestion. As a matter of fact, the highway has been notorious for this. The Road is regarded as one of the most dangerous highways in Hong Kong, with the highest accident rate. The deadliest traffic accident in the history of Hong Kong, in which 21 people died after a double decker bus fell off from the flyover, happened on the Road on 10 July 2003. Tsuen Wan (Chinese: 荃灣, formerly also Tsun Wan) is a bay in the New Territories, Hong Kong, opposite to Tsing Yi Island across Rambler Channel. ... Castle Peak Road (青山道 in Kowloon; 青山公路 in the New Territories) is the longest road in Hong Kong. ... Tuen Mun Road near So Kwun Wat, Tuen Mun Tuen Mun Road (屯門公路) is a major expressway in Hong Kong which connects Tuen Mun in the New Territories with Tsuen Wan. ... A double decker is a bus, airplane, train, tram, ferry, or any public transit vehicle that has two levels for passengers, one deck above the other. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Ferry

In the near future, Tuen Mun will also be linked to the neighbour cities in Pearl River Delta such as Macau and Zhuhai in China by the ferry travelling to and from Tuen Mun Ferry Pier. Map of Pearl River Delta (details) The Pearl River Delta (PRD, Chinese: 珠江三角洲; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhū Jiāng Sānjiǎozhōu; Cantonese IPA: ; Jyutping: zyu1 gong1 saam1 gok3 zau1), China, occupies the low-lying areas alongside the Pearl River estuary where the river flows into the South China Sea. ... Zhuhai waterfront Zhuhai Campus of Zhongshan University Zhuhai (Chinese: 珠海; Pinyin: ; lit. ... Tuen Mun Ferry Pier is located the southern of Tuen Mun New Town, Hong Kong. ...


River Trade Terminal

The terminal is operated by River Trade Terminal Co. Ltd., and is located in Tuen Mun Area 38. It covers an area of 650,000 m². Operations commenced on 14 October 1998. [2]


Tourist attractions

Hong Kong Gold Coast

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The marina club in Hong Kong Gold Coast

The Hong Kong Gold Coast is one of the major tourist attractions in Hong Kong, and is the only 5-star beach resort and conference centre in Hong Kong. It features not only a world-class hotel but also a convention centre, a shopping mall, marina club, a 480m long Promenade and the Golden Beach.


The Golden Beach is the largest beach in Tuen Mun and the first artificial beach in Hong Kong, with the sand imported from Hainan Island, China. The beach is 545 metres long and covers a total area of 78,500 m², and is linked to the Cafeteria New Beach. Hong Kong has a long coastline which is full of twists and turns with many bays and beaches. ... Not to be confused with the unrelated provinces of Henan and Hunan Hainan (海南; pinyin: Hǎinán) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located at the southern end of the country. ...


The Gold Coast can be conveniently accessed from Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok, Central district and other downtown areas. The interior of the Hong Kong International Airport A replica of the Spirit of Sha Tin displayed at the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok. ... Chek Lap Kok (Chinese: 赤鱲角; Jyutping: cek3 laap6 gok3; Cantonese IPA: ; Pinyin: Chìliè Jiǎo; Red Perch Cape) is an island in the western waters of Hong Kong. ...


Ching Chung Koon (青松觀)

Ching Chung Koon is also one of the high spots for tourists to visit. It is a Taoist temple originally opened as a rural retreat in 1949. This peaceful temple also contains many treasures, such as lanterns from Beijing's Imperial Palace. The temple is divided into several houses where many dead peoples' bone ash are permanently stored in special apartments with their picture, name, date of birth, date of death and his or her origin. During Ching Ming Festival and Chung Yeung Festival, many people go there to reminisce their relatives or friends who have died. Ching Chung Koon (青松觀) is one of the high spots for tourists to visit. ...


Red House

Built from 1885 to 1890,it was a part of Castle Peak Farm which was owned by Lee Kay Tong. Lee joined the Hing Chung Party after he met Dr Sun Yat Sen, the father of the nation, in Hong Kong. The party then used the red house as a base for revolution against the government. Sun Yat-sen (November 12, 1866 - March 12, 1925) was a Chinese revolutionary leader and statesman who is considered by many to be the Father of Modern China. He had a significant influence in the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty and establishment of the Republic of China. ...


Lingnan University

Another attraction is the Lingnan University of Hong Kong, which is also located in Tuen Mun. The Lingnan University in Hong Kong (Traditional Chinese: 嶺南大學) is the youngest local university. ...


Dragon Boat Racing

Every year at Tuen Ng Festival (端午節), which is the 5th day of the fifth Lunar month, there is Dragon Boat racing at Castle Peak Bay. The venue is one of the several places where this international cultural and sports event takes place. Every year many people from different companies or organsiations join the exciting competition. The event also attracts crowds to watch the exciting race. ... In lunar calendars, a lunar month is the time between two successive similar syzygies (new moons or full moons). ... A dragon boat (Chinese: 龍舟, 龍船; Simplified Chinese: 龙舟, 龙船, Mandarin Pinyin: lóng zhōu, lóng chuán) is a very long and narrow human powered boat used in the team paddling sport of dragon boat racing, which may also be known as dragonboating. ...


Reptile House

It is located in Tuen Mun Town Park. There are lots of real reptiles, for instance, tortoises, snakes, lizards and chameleons. Lives of the animals can be studied closely and it is a good place for children to learn more about the nature.


Public Facilities

Town Hall

The Tuen Mun Town Hall and public library are located near the Tuen Mun Heung Sze Wui Road.


Public Library

It is believed that there is a shortage of library facilities in Tuen Mun District; there are only three public libraries.


Hospitals

Castle Peak Hospital, which is opened in 1961, is a psychiatric hospital which provides general psychiatric treatment. It is the psychiatric hospital with longest history in Hong Kong. Castle Peak Hospital 青山醫院


Tuen Mun Hospital was opened in 1990, providing a variety of medical services to residents in Tuen Mun and the North Western part of New Territories.


Tuen Mun Town Plaza

Tuen Mun Town Plaza was established in 1988, and is the largest shopping mall in the North Western New Territories, with more than 300 shops. It is located in the Tuen Mun town centre.


Power Stations

There are two power stations in the west of Tuen Mun, which are run by CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, called Black Point Power Station and Castle Peak Power Station. The China Light and Power group (CLP Group) is the only company providing electricity to Kowloon and Hong Kong. ...


Schools

There are currently 50 secondary schools, 56 primary schools and 50 kindergartens in Tuen Mun. There are also 5 special schools for mentally or physically disabled children. According to the "Choice of Schools List for Central Allocation (Primary One Admission 2004)", there are 42 primary schools allocated in Tuen Mun, which can be chosen through three school nets, nos. 69, 70 and 71.


EcoPark

The 20-hectare (200,000 square metres) EcoPark is located at Tuen Mun Area 38. By providing exclusive land to recycling and environmental industry, EcoPark aims at promoting waste recycling in Hong Kong. Phase I of the EcoPark (about 80,000 square metres) will be made available for occupation by end 2006, while Phase II (about 120,000 square metres) will be commissioned in 2009. EcoPark is a planned industrial park in Hong Kong that will be exclusively dedicated to waste recycling and the environmental industry. ...


Public Affairs

Sex Crimes

Several years ago, Tuen Mun was notorious for its high occurrence of sex crimes, especially in public housing estates. Several offenders have been caught and the situation in recent years has improved. However, the problem still bothers women in the town a lot. Residents have tried to solve the problem by setting up special voluntary teams to accompany women who returned home late.


District Council

Mr Lau Wong-Fat is the chairperson of the Tuen Mun district council.


See also

lcvklxv This article is in need of attention. ... The following is a list of buildings, sites and areas in Hong Kong: List of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, with a partial list of their sub-areas and streets Hong Kong Island Central and Western Central Admiralty Kennedy Town Mid-levels Sai Ying Pun Shek Tong Tsui Sheung... Captain Fernão Pires de Andrade (also spelled as Fernão Perez de Andrade) was a Portuguese merchant and official under the explorer and Malacca governor Alfonso dAlbuquerque. ...


External links

  • Tuen Mun District Council
  • Electoral Boundary Map
  • Tuen Mun New Town
  • Hong Kong Gold Coast

References

  1.   River Trade Terminal Co. Ltd.


Districts of Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Island: Central and Western | Eastern | Southern | Wan Chai
Kowloon (including New Kowloon): Kowloon City | Kwun Tong | Sham Shui Po | Wong Tai Sin | Yau Tsim Mong
New Territories: Islands | Kwai Tsing | North | Sai Kung | Sha Tin | Tai Po | Tsuen Wan | Tuen Mun | Yuen Long


The territory of Hong Kong is divided in 18 administrative districts (Population as of 2000) Hong Kong Island Central and Western (274,400) Eastern (620,800) Southern (282,400) Wan Chai (190,300) Kowloon (New Kowloon included) Kowloon City (406,000) Kwun Tong (564,700) Sham Shui Po (372,200... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... 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: XiānggÇŽngdÇŽo) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory... District slogan: none Location within Hong Kong S.A.R. (Click here for satellite image) District Council Chairman Chan Tak-chor Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 12. ... The Eastern District (東區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... The Southern District (南區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... District slogan: {{{slogan}}} Location within H.K.S.A.R. (Click here for satellite image) District Council Chairman Ada Wong Ying-kay JP Area   â€“Land   â€“Water ? km² km² km² Population   â€“Total (2000)   â€“Density 190,300 /km² Latitude Longitude  ?°? N ?°? E Official website: Wanchai District Council The Wan Chai District (灣仔區, literally... Location within China In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon (九龍; Cantonese IPA:; Jyutping: gau2 lung4; Mandarin Pinyin: JiÇ”lóng; lit. ... New Kowloon (Chinese: 新九龍; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: san1 gau2 lung4, Mandarin Pinyin: XÄ«n JiÇ”lóng) is an area in Kowloon, Hong Kong, bounded in the south by Boundary Street, and in the north by the ranges of the Lion Rock, Beacon Hill, Tates Cairn and Kowloon Peak. ... Kowloon City (Chinese: 九龍城; pinyin: ; Cantonese IPA:; Jyutping: gau2 lung4 sing4) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Kwun Tong (觀塘區; Jyutping: gwun1 tong4 keoi1; Cantonese IPA: ) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Sham Shui Po District (深水埗區) is one of 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Wong Tai Sin (黃大仙; Pinyin Huang2da4xian1) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Yau Tsim Mong District (油尖旺區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... A major road, Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po, a town in the New Territories. ... Kwai Tsing (Chinese: 葵青區, Jyutping: kwai4 cing1 keoi1, pinyin: kuí qÄ«ng qÅ«) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... North District (北區) is the northernmost district of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Sai Kung (西貢; pinyin: Xi1gong4; Cantonese: sai1 gung3) is the second-largest of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... District slogan: none Location within Hong Kong S.A.R. (Click here for satellite image) District Council Chairman WAI Kwok-hung, JP Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 60 km² km² km² Population   â€“Total (2001)   â€“Density > 600,000 /km² Latitude Longitude 22°39 N 114°21 E Official website: Sha Tin District Council... The position of Tai Po District within the Hong Kong S.A.R. Tai Po District ( lit. ... Tsuen Wan (荃灣區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Yuen Long District (元朗區, Jyutping: jyun4 long5, pinyin: YuánlÇŽng, used to be known as Un Long), is one of the districts of Hong Kong located in the northwest of the New Territories. ...

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