Cheung Chau (Long Island) is about 10 km southwest of Hong Kong Island. The island used to be a fishing community – some carry on in this traditional occupation, while others run hostels, seafood restaurants, and shops that cater to visitors from Hong Kong Island. You can get to this idyllic island by ferry, which regularly departs from Central Pier #5.

It’s a popular place for people who want to escape the pressures of Hong Kong life, especially on weekends and holidays. Besides its natural beauty of pristine beaches and natural caves, Cheung Chau has a rich culture, with a vibrant seafront, historical temples, and the annual Bun Festival, which takes place over the course of a week during the 4th lunar month.

What to see & do in Cheung Chau

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  • 10 Best Things to Do in Cheung Chau

    The list of things to do in Cheung Chau is mostly about getting back to nature, as the island is home to pristine beaches and mysterious caves with a interesting history. You'll notice that Cheung Chau lack in high-rise buildings and cars, as its roots are still in its fishing traditions dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). The many colourful...

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Where & what to eat in Cheung Chau

  • 4 Great Restaurants in Cheung Chau

    Restaurants in Cheung Chau are some of the best places in Hong Kong for rich seafood at very friendly prices. Most are open-air venues located along the harbour, offering views of the South China Sea.  The Chinese have such a rich culture when it comes to food, which you'll experience when sampling authentic dim sum and flavourful noodles on this island. Street stalls...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Cheung Chau

  • Places to Go Shopping in Cheung Chau

    While there aren't as many places to go shopping in Cheung Chau compared to busier islands like Hong Kong and Lantau, there's a wide range of shops on a waterfront promenade that stretches from the ferry pier to Tung Wan Beach. Many locals visit this area to shop for tea, clothes, bicycles, electronic goods, and flowers. You'll also find many souvenir shops selling...

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