Argyle Street, Hong Kong

Argyle Street, Hong Kong

Argyle Street, Hong Kong

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Argyle Street is a four-lane dual-way thoroughfare in Hong Kong, connecting Mong Kok, Ma Tau Wai and Kowloon City. It runs on an east-west alignment starting at its intersection with Cherry Street, Ferry Street and Tong Mi Road in the west, and ending near the former Kai Tak Airport in the east.

The street was named after a British merchant ship called Argyle, which sailed between India and southern China in the early 19th Century.

Features

Amenities and buildings along the street include the Kowloon City Law Courts, the Kowloon Hospital, the Hong Kong Eye Hospital, the headquarters of the Hospital Authority, and the Kowloon West Police Headquarters.

Langham Place opened in 2004 is situated near the west end of the street.

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Mong Kok traffic control in the 1970s

As MTR was built in the 1970s, and some exits of the Mong Kok Station had occupied the right lanes of Argyle Street from Sai Yeung Choi Street to Portland Street, thus the government at the time had made the control in effect: vehicles can only travel westbound in uni-direction between the streets mentioned above. As a result, vehicles from Tai Kok Tsui via Argyle Street, eastbound towards Kowloon City, shall make a left turn to Reclamation Street, then turn right into Mong Kok Road. After crossing the...
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