"Eploring Cheung Chau by bike" Cheung Chau by Alain_Smeets

Cheung Chau Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 53 photos

Cheung Chau Island, has the shape of a dump bell, and is situated 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) southwest of Hong Kong Island. It's a small island of just 2.5 square kilometres. But it's one of the most crowded of all the outlying islands, with a population of around 30.000. And then to think that Cheung Chau means "long island", but in a sense that is true, it's long and narrow when you look onto the map.

Also historically, this island is seen as one of the oldest islands in Hong Kong, it used to be a fishing village occupied by pirates. Already 2.500 years ago it was inhabited by a fishing community.

Today, with its natural beauty - the wide and deep bays, the island became the marketplace where fishermen and merchants get together, and it's a popular tourist hot spot favoured by day trippers.

We spend here a nice small day exploring this tiny island by bike. The narrow streets, the temples and the sights make this island worth while to spend an relaxing day.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A nice island for a relaxing day
  • In a nutshell:If you look for some time outside the busy city of HK this is a place to go to.
  • Last visit to Cheung Chau: May 2004
  • Intro Written Jun 12, 2004
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    Aug 11, 2005 at 12:10 PM

    Was one of my fav places in HK. Lived here for 9 months back in 86-87 and looks still as beautiful as ever.....Tim

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    Jun 29, 2004 at 2:56 AM

    Nice travelogue! Sweet couple!

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