Top Choice Natural Feature in Cheung Chau

Reclining Rock

In the southwestern corner of Cheung Chau are five giant eroded rocks on a cliff, like something from Chinese mythology. The largest of the scenic cluster seems to be perpetually teetering on the edge. Reclining Roc…
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 Main Street & Vicinity

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-like streets and alleyways are filled with old Ch…
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 and, according to Sai Wan locals, ski…
Village in Cheung Chau

Care Village

In Sai Wan, there's a Chinese village gate with a Canadian flag and the word 'Care'. It's the entrance to one of Cheung Chau's three Care Villages. In the less affluent 1950s and 60s, life was hard for fishers, many…
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…
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.