The easternmost point of Hong Kong, kidney-shaped Tung Ping Chau (東平洲) sits in splendid isolation in Mirs Bay in the far northeast of the New Territories. At one time the island, which is called Tung Ping Chau (East Peace Island) to distinguish it from Peng Chau (same pronunciation in Cantonese) near Lantau, supported a population of 3000, but now it is virtually deserted. The distance from Ma Liu Shui to the southwest, from where the ferry serving the island departs, is around 25km.
The island is part of Hong Kong Global Geopark, which encompasses eight sites of special geologic significance that are protected from development. Together with the waters around it – which teem with sea life (especially corals) – it forms Hong Kong’s fourth marine park.