Kwun Tong is situated at the eastern part of the Kowloon Peninsula, an area in Kwun Tong District and its boundary stretches from Lion Rock in the north to Lei Yue Mun in the south, and from the winding paths of Kowloon Peak in the east to the north coast of the Airport (Kai Tak) runway in the west.
Kwun Tong is one of the major industrial areas in Hong Kong, with factories having been built there since the 1950s. The industrial area has since then expanded to Kowloon Bay and Yau Tong. Since the manufacturing sector of Hong Kong is in decline, many factories have been torn down and commercial buildings are being constructed to replace them.
In recent years, the government has started to re-develop the coastal area of Kwun Tong to correspond with the re-development of the Kai Tak district. A promenade and a park has been built along the coast near Kwun Tong Pier.
The residential areas in Kwun Tong are mainly located in upper Kwun Tong, to the northeast of Kwun Tong Road.
Along the main road of Kwun Tong Road, mainly commercial buildings are found, and among them mostly are new skyscrapers, such as the Millennium City and BEA center. Private buildings are mainly concentrated in Yue Man Square, there are many famous estates e.g. Yue Man Centre, Yumin buildings and Cambridge Building, etc. But Yue Man Square residential estate has been over 30 years old, so the tenants of such properties are mainly low-income single people. Also there is a large private estates Laguna City in the waterfront. Being the only one large private estates, Laguna City is so welcome by the tenant.