Cheung Chau


Cheung Chau (長洲, lit. “Long Island”) is a popular destination for Hong Kong people for weekends and holidays.

It is an incredible contrast with the modern central where you need to board the ferry:A0003067

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.

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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

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Prepare to face a sea of bicycles !

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Confucian scene 🙂

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Cycling takes you to beautiful landscapes around the island where you can admire the crystal clear water and turquoise colors


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The shape of the island can be guessed here: a narrow band of sand home to the village, between two rocks north and south

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The sunset is particularly beautiful with its pink-orange shades on the harbour

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Gone fishin’…

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Cheung Chau is also home to a beautiful temple dedicated to Pak Tai featured in my previous post:

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Seafood

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

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Drying seafood everywhere: shrimps, fishes…

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But Seafood is best eaten fresh with family and friends 🙂

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Choose your own live seafood

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