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Ho Man Tin (Chinese: 何文田; Jyutping: ho4 man4 tin4; Cantonese Yale: hòh màhn tìhn) is a mostly residential area in Kowloon, Hong Kong, part of the Kowloon City District. The original Ho Man Tin was quite different from today's Ho Man Tin. It was located in the heart of nowaday Mong Kok. With cultivated lands, it was surrounded in the north by Argyle Street, west by Coronation Road (present-day Nathan Road), and east by Quarry Hill, No. 12 Hill and Tai Shek Kwu (present-day Kadoorie Hill). Streams from the hills in the east offered water for cultivation, the latter reflected in the area's name last Chinese character, i.e. tin, 田, which means field. The "Ho" (何) and "Man" (文) part of the name are both Chinese surnames; so Ho Man Tin represents the agricultural land owned by the "Ho" and "Man", the major families who took their residence around the area.

In the 1950s and 1960s, the eastern hills to the original site of Ho Man Tin became a resettlement area for refugees from China, the city building there the Ho Man Tin Estate, which gave the name Ho Man Tin to that section of the hills, thus shifting away name-wise from the original flat fields. The present-day Ho Man Tin is close to Argyle Street and Kowloon Hospital. The area is within the district of the Kowloon City police station. 

Today, Ho Man Tin is home to many public housing estates as well as the headquarters of the Housing Authority. Oi Man Estate was on the itinerary of Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Hong Kong in 1975.

Ho Man Tin Estate (Chinese: 何文田邨) is a public housing estate in Quarry Hill, Kowloon City District, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It consists of 9 residential blocks and a shopping arcade, including the eight blocks and shopping arcade of Ho Man Tin (South) Estate (Chinese: 何文田(南)邨).

Ho Man Tin Post Office was originally opened 1973.03.24. It is currently (Sept. 2019) located at: Unit 2, G/F, Tim Man House, Ho Man Tin Estate, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon [何文田邨恬文樓地下2號].

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