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Monday, March 8, 2010

Museum of Coastal Defence & Lei Yue Mun

The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is located at No. 175 Tung Hei Road, Shau Kei Wan. On July 25, 2000, the museum is opened to visitors.
The museum exhibits the history of military defence along the Hong Kong. It covers 34,200 square meters and is made up of three main sections.

The Reception Area is the major entrance to the museum. Here, you will find the parking lot, the reception hall, passengers' lifts and the lecture hall.
The Redoubt is the central structure in the museum and is covered with a tent-like roof. The lower floor is used for thematic exhibitions and the upper floor is intended for long-term exhibitions. At the entrance to the Redoubt, there are gift shops selling souvenirs and books.

Rest Rooms and dining rooms are located toward the rear of the structure.
The Historical Trail traverses the Lei Yue Mun Headland and contains more than ten restored military relics. The trail features military installations including batteries, an ammunition depot and a torpedo station.

Lei Yue Mun
Lei Yue Mun, in the southeast of Kwun Tong, was an old fishing village. Lei Yue Mun has a history of more than 150 years. Restaurants started to appear there and later, this fishing village was gradually developed to be a renowned gourmet area of seafood.
Take the minibus at the Kwun Tong MTR Station. You will see the fishermen's boats anchoring in the inlet. On the boats, you can see the clothes hung to dry and some daily use like pots and pans. There are many seafood shops and restaurants on the bank.

Lei Yue Mun started to hold the Seafood Festival. T festival has become a very important celebration for this area. During the festival, you have a chance to watch various traditional Chinese performances, such as Chinese operas and Lion Dance.
Many restaurants introduce the latest creation of seafood dishes and also provide discounted food services for customers. When the Seafood Festival comes, a lot of people come to Lei Yue Mun to feel the occasion and enjoy the delicious seafood dishes.

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