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CHEUNG CHAU

The Cheung Chau island is the smallest of the inhabited outlying islands yet it is the most populated and busiest. It is a 2.4 square-kilometre outlying island situated to the southwest of Hong Kong Island.

Cheung Chau island
Cheung Chau harbor is complete with all kinds of fishing boats in different sizes, shapes, and colors.

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Cheung Chau island
Cheung Chau Island's harbor is packed with many fishing boats and wooden boats called "sampan" that tourists can hire to cruise inside the typhoon shelter.
Cheung Chau island
Cheung Chau island
Cheung Chau island
Cheung Chau Island has been a fishing village since the Ming Dynasty. All day long Cheung Chau Island is busy with the comings and goings of fishing boats.
Cheung Chau island

Small boats ("KAIDO") are used as water taxis to transport passengers between Cheung Chau's ends.

Cheung Chau Island's harbor contains many kinds of fishing boats in different sizes, shapes, and colors.
Cheung Chau island
Cheung Chau island
Cheung Chau island
Cheung Chau Island has a large fishing fleet. Boats sail from all parts of Hong Kong, Philippines and even Indonesia.
Cheung Chau island


The scene is typical of island communities: three-story balconied shop-houses flank a narrow pedestrian lane.
Cheung Chau
Cheung Chau
Entrance to Tung Wan beach
Cheung Chau's primary beach is the Tung Wan Beach. The beach is a long and narrow strip. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from one end of the beach to the other.
Entrance to Tung Wan beach

Each year the Cheung Chau Bun Festival grand parade is featuring traditional floats, colourful lions and unicorns, as well as flag dance and Chinese folk dance teams performances. More can be found in the Culture section.

Tung Wan beach offers locker rooms and shower facilities. Some restaurants nearby offer local snacks.
Entrance to Tung Wan beach
Entrance to Tung Wan beach
Tung Wan beach
Tung Wan beach is a popular place for leisure and water recreation activities for both residents and visitors.

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Tung Wan beach
Water is clear and sands are fine in Tung Wan Beach. The Warwick Hotel featuring 70 guestrooms is on the right.
Tung Wan beach
Tung Wan beach


Sunset over Cheung Chau
Sunset over Cheung Chau's small harbor are worthwhile the day trip.
Sunset over Cheung Chau
Cheung Chau gets pretty busy on a weekend. It is only 40 minutes from Hong Kong island by ferry boat.
Sunset over Cheung Chau
Sunset over Cheung Chau

Cheng Chau island a favourite getaway for locals and expatriates on the weekend.

Line fishing at Cheung Chau
Local Cheung Chau resident having a nap while his fishing line remains desperately without any catch!
Line fishing at Cheung Chau


Pak Tai Temple was built in year 1783. There are still historically important antiques kept in the temple to reflect its status as the religious centre on Cheung Chau.

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Pak Tai Temple
Pak Tai Temple

The famous "Bun Festival" is held in front of the Pak Tai Temple every year.

Pak Tai Temple
Pak Tai Temple is listed as Grade 1 historical building by the Hong Kong Antiquities Advisory Committee.
Pak Tai Temple


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