Taoist Temple in Cheung Chau

Pak Tai Temple

This colourfully restored temple from 1783 is the epicentre of the annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival, held in late April or early May. The most important and oldest temple on the island, it is dedicated to the Taoist …
Village in Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau Village

The island’s main settlement lies along the narrow strip of land connecting the headlands to the north and the south. The waterfront is a bustling place and the maze of streets and alleyways that make up the village…
Beach in Cheung Chau

Tung Wan

Tung Wan beach, east of the ferry pier, is not Cheung Chau’s prettiest beach but it’s the longest and most popular. The far southern end of Tung Wan is a great area for windsurfing. There are plenty of facilities he…
Beach in Cheung Chau

Pak Tso Wan

If you are visiting the nearby cemetery, it’s worth dropping down to Pak Tso Wan (known by local Westerners as 'Italian Beach'), a sandy, isolated spot that is good for swimming.
Beach in Cheung Chau

Kwun Yam Wan

East of the ferry pier and just south of Tung Wan beach is Kwun Yam Wan, a quiet spot popular with windsurfers. Go up the footpath and look for the sign to the Fa Peng Knoll. From the knoll you can walk down to sign…
Taoist Temple in Cheung Chau

Kwun Yam Temple

This small temple is dedicated to Kwun Yam, the goddess of mercy. A footpath uphill from the southeastern end of Kwun Yam Wan will lead you here.
Taoist Temple in Cheung Chau

Sai Wan Tin Hau Temple

This small 200-year-old temple is dedicated to Tin Hau, goddess of the sea, a most important deity for a sea-centric island like Cheung Chau.
Taoist Temple in Cheung Chau

Kwan Kung Pavilion

This small temple houses a 2.5m statue of the god Kwan Kung, a Han dynasty general, made from a whole camphor tree.
Cave in Cheung Chau

Cheung Po Tsai Cave

This ‘cave’ – in truth not much more than a hole in some rocks – on the southwestern peninsula of the island is said to have been the favourite hideout of the notorious pirate Cheung Po Tsai, who once commanded a fl…
Cemetery in Cheung Chau


Peak Rd is the main route to the island’s cemetery in the southwestern part of the island; you’ll pass several pavilions along the way built for coffin bearers making the hilly climb.