Hung Hom is an area in the southeast of the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. Apart from its numerous housing estates, it is also home to several points of interest including the Hong Kong Coliseum, historical sites, ancient temples, public parks, shopping malls, recreational facilities, art galleries and a university. All these attractions make Hung Hom worthy of a visit.
The Hong Kong Coliseum is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Hung Hom. Apart from being the second largest indoor multipurpose venue in Hong Kong (it can accommodate 12,500 people), it's other claim to fame is its iconic architecture which looks like an inverted pyramid. It is a popular venue for world-class events such as sports matches, concerts, ice skating performances and beauty pageants. Hong Kong Coliseum is at 9 Cheong Wan Road, Hung Hom.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, aka PolyU or HKPU, is one of the most prestigious universities in Hong Kong. It was originally founded in Wood Road, Wan Chai as the Government Trade School in 1937. After World War II the school became the Hong Kong Technical College, and in 1957 opened new premises in Hung Hom. PolyU was officially granted full university status in 1994. Today, the Hung Hom campus is consisted of more than 20 buildings used for academic purposes as well as recreational and sports facilities and student hostels.
Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa
Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa is a massive cruise ship-shaped shopping mall located right in the center of Whampoa Garden, the largest private housing estate located in Hung Hom. Spreading over 1.4 million square feet, it is one of the largest shopping centres in Hong Kong. It houses over 300 shops, 50 restaurants, five supermarkets, and some entertainment facilities.
The Laguna Mall, formerly Fisherman's Wharf, is a shopping mall located within the residential complex of Laguna Verde in Hung Hom. It is located at 8 Laguna Verde Road, Hung Hom.
Hung Hom Square is one of the first shopping malls established in Hung Hom. It features more than 300 shops and restaurants offering local brands. It provides a unique shopping experience to those who are looking for items not sold in big international shopping centres. Hung Hom Square is located at 37-39 Ma Tau Wai Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon.
The Kwun Yum Temple in Hung Hom is an ancient temple built in 1873 in honor of Kwun Yum (also named as Guan Yin), the Bhuddist Goddess of Mercy. There are several Kwun Yum temples built all over Hong Kong but the one in Hung Hom is the most famous among them.
There is a large Japanese community in Hung Hom. Some Japanese immigrants established food businesses in Tak Man Street and Man Tai Street in Hung Hom making the area an unofficial hub for authentic Japanese cuisine.