Cheung Chau (長洲, lit. “Long Island”) is a popular destination for Hong Kong people for weekends and holidays.
Out of time, out of space
What is remarkable to me is that it seems to take you back in time, and feels like you landed on a different place with just 30min ferry trip.
The colorful harbour is actually quite reminiscent of places like Malta in Europe.
Cheug Chau is known to be a bicycle paradise: there virtually no cars on the island and everything is done either walking or cycling. This makes for a very relaxing atmosphere
Prepare to face a sea of bicycles !
Confucian scene 🙂
Cycling takes you to beautiful landscapes around the island where you can admire the crystal clear water and turquoise colors
The shape of the island can be guessed here: a narrow band of sand home to the village, between two rocks north and south
The sunset is particularly beautiful with its pink-orange shades on the harbour
Cheung Chau is also home to a beautiful temple dedicated to Pak Tai featured in my previous post:
The second reason Cheung Chau is popular is seafood: Cheung Chau is actually quite a significant fishing harbour in Hong Kong and home to many fishing trawlers
Drying seafood everywhere: shrimps, fishes…
But Seafood is best eaten fresh with family and friends 🙂
Choose your own live seafood