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Carnarvon Road, Hong Kong

Carnarvon Road near the junction of Granville Road in June 2022
James S. Lee Mansion at the Carnarvon Road in August 2011

Carnarvon Road (Chinese: 加拿分道) is a street in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It forms the shape of an uppercase "J", linking Kimberley Road (near Knutsford Terrace) and Nathan Road.

Name

The street is named after Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon, Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1866 to 1867 and from 1874 to 1978.[1] The town and county in Wales to which the title of Earl of Carnarvon refers are historically spelled Caernarfon, having been Anglicised to Carnarvon or Caernarvon.[2]

Shopping

Carnarvon Road near The ONE Shopping Centre in July 2016

The area east of Nathan Road, comprising Cameron Road, Granville Road and Carnarvon Road has been described as having "teeming shops" and likely the main reason that Hong Kong acquired the "shopping paradise" tag, a phrase first put into print in an ironic manner by author Han Suyin,[3] in her 1952 novel A Many-Splendoured Thing.

Roads nearby

Nearby

References

  1. ^ Yanne, Andrew; Heller, Gillis (2009). Signs of a Colonial Era. Hong Kong University Press. p. 31. ISBN 9789622099449.
  2. ^ "The History of Caernarfon". information Britain.
  3. ^ Ingham, Michael (2007). Hong Kong: A Cultural History. Oxford University Press. p. 172. ISBN 978-0-19-972447-5.

22°17′52″N 114°10′23″E / 22.29781°N 114.17312°E / 22.29781; 114.17312


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