Haiphong Road

Haiphong Road

Haiphong Road

Address
Haiphong Road, south of Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Kowloon
Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Description

Haiphong Road

海防道

Haiphong Road is a road south of Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. The road links Canton Road and Nathan Road.

It was initially named as Elgin Street but its name changed in 1909 to Haiphong, a city in Vietnam to avoid confusion with another Elgin Street on the Hong Kong Island. As such, it is one of the few streets in Hong Kong not named for a Chinese or English subject. Along with Nathan Road it was one of the first two streets laid out in Tsim Sha Tsui. Indian merchants, mostly Hindus from the province of Sindh, began establishing shops on the street in the 1920s, supplying Indian goods to soldiers stationed in the adjacent Whitfield Barracks.

Chinese Address

香港尖沙咀九龍公園南部海防道
Kowloon
Hong Kong S.A.R., China