Cheung Chau Island

Near Pak Tso Wan

Cheung Chau is a small island to the south-west of Hong Kong Island. It is well known for it's yearly Cheung Chau Bun Festival held in late spring every year.

Practicalities

If you want to visit you will need a good map (the Hong Kong Tourist Board has one that is quite useful). Regular ferries to the island operate from Pier 5 in Central (right near the Star Ferry terminal). The ferry takes about 45 minutes (there is also a fast ferry which is a bit quicker).

Cheung Chau Ferry

Grand Tour

The Harbour

The island is hourglass-shaped with a fishing harbour on one side of the “waist” of the hourglass and a beach on the other.

Sin Yan Tseng

There is a path around both the south and north sides of the island which is highly recommended. You can catch a “Kaido” (small junk) from Cheung Po on the south-west of the island to the main part of the harbour (near where the ferry docks).

Kaido

Near Nam Tam Temple

The Beach

Beach

There are actually several beaches all along the east coast of the island. Change and locker facilities are available here. There is no admission fee for the beach nor the change rooms.

Pak Tei Temple

Pak Tei Temple

Located close to the ferry pier, the temple is the heart of the bun festival and, despite, appearances is quite old.

Ornamentation