Visit the Hung Hom Ferry Pier to see Hong Kong-style ferries in action and admire a famous skyline from the esplanade. Hung Hom Ferry Pier sits on the shores of Kowloon Bay and looks across the water toward Hong Kong Island. Built in 1965, the pier was originally located farther inland. It was moved to its present location in 1991, following a major land reclamation and regeneration project.
Passenger ferries provide a low-cost mode of transportation between the mainland and island. The New World First Ferry service operates from the pier to North Point, on Hong Kong Island. Sit next to a window and marvel at the gleaming glass-fronted skyscrapers positioned against a dramatic mountain backdrop. Waterside benches at the ferry terminal provide comfort while you wait for boats to arrive.
Hung Hom Promenade runs south from the pier and is popular among joggers and walkers. Manicured lawns and flower displays sit at the foot of modern office buildings and add color to the area. Spot major landmarks such as the 1,227-foot-tall (374-meter) Central Plaza and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre that appears to be ready to fly over the harbor. Come in the daytime to see the sun-kissed skyline and in the evening, when it is illuminated by thousands of lights.
Walk north from the pier into the Whampoa neighborhood, following the bayside pathway with sections that feature a mosaicked floor pattern and vintage street lamps. It ends at Tai Wan Shan Park, before entering a private residential complex. Children will have fun playing on the climbing frames, slides and swings of the park’s playground.
Find Hung Hom Ferry Pier in Hong Kong’s Hung Hom Bay district. It’s less than a 20-minute walk from Hung Hum subway station. If you are in the mood to walk, a waterfront trail continues all the way to the Tsim Sha Tsui entertainment district. Ferries depart for Hong Kong Island every 30 minutes during the daytime.