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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…
Top Choice French in Cheung Chau

Pirate Bay

Delicious crepes (the caramel is our favourite) by a French and Hong Konger couple, also hearty homemade chicken rillette, ratatouille, and beef bourguignon. For the thirsty, there's French wine (fabulous with the c…
Food & Drink in Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Taking place over four days in late April or early May, Cheung Chau's annual Bun Festival is one of Hong Kong's most unique cultural experiences. Honouring the Taoist god Pak Tai, the festival involves days of parad…
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…
Cafe in Cheung Chau

Valor

Valor offers great respite from Cheung Chau's crowded streets. The shop is tastefully understated with a display of ice-drip contraptions near the entrance. The well-made coffee is presented creatively. Ice-drip is …
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…
Chinese in Cheung Chau

Kam Wing Tai Fish Ball Shop

The long line snaking along the alley should tell you something about this celebrated pit stop. Hakka-style snack balls of minced fish and meat are served piping hot. A stick of chewy assorted balls is highly recomm…
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…