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Cheung Chau Island

Southwest of Hongkong Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #22 of 436 Attractions in Hong Kong
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Type: Islands
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

After a week battling the corporate world, it's great to be able to escape to the antithesis of the concrete jungle - especially when it's only 35 minutes by Ferry. Cheung Chau is a small community, with no buildings over 3 stories. It is cheap, cheerful and has some amazing walks and scenery just outside the village. There are some... More

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Towcester
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Some 6 miles west of Hong Kong lies the small island of Cheung Chau., just 1 square mile in size. May sees the Bun Festival, a folklore extravaganza, but normal life goes on at its accustomed pace. A must to visit to see the other side of life in Hong Kong.

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A short boat ride away offers moments of laidback quaint and relaxation. No heavy vehicles on the island except electric cars and noisy small cement and construction material transporters. This island is great for hitch-hiking. Armed with bottled water and sports shoes, up-and-down-sloped pathways of various distances round the island, punctuated with landmarks such as local temples, scenic look-outs and... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Well... It's crowded. But there are trails that aren't too crowed on the east side of the island. Great for a quick trip out of the city!

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Shanghai, China
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

the island on the whole is great with lots of places to hire bikes and greats walks to be had but there are so many people everywhere on the island and it sort of ruins the wonderful feeling as you have to line up for half an our even when buying a bottle of water. great island but heavily overcrowded.

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You can easily tell why this island currently attracts so many visitors; its rustic, almost untapped setting. hundreds of fishing boats line the pier, so colorful, it makes the horizon look amazing especially during sunset. For more of to dos and eats in cheung chau read my review --> http://shauneeie.blogspot.sg/2014/08/cheung-chau-island-where-past-means.html

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Kuala Lumpur
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A nice excursion away from HK city, travel to the island by taking a ferry from Pier no 5 at Central. The ride takes approximately 45 minutes, and when you arrived, walk along the streets and there are plenty of seafood restaurants for you to choose from. After that, take a stroll or rent a bike and travel around the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It is an old fishing village with no cars - it's like a time warp! The ferry trip over is cheap and brilliant! Take the slow ferry and buy the "deluxe" ticket. This gets you onto the top deck which is air conditioned!! (And has an outdoor section!) The trip takes 55minutes and takes you through the busy harbour and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It was nice to make an excursion to one of Hong Kong's outer islands. I chose this one for the many restaurants near the ferry terminal. I enjoyed walking along the foreshore and looking at all the boats as well as visiting the market stalls. Disappointed to see a McDonalds there, seemed out of character. Only emergency vehicles are allowed,... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lo mejor de la isla, sin duda, es su mercado: se come todo tipo de riquísimos pescados y mariscos. La isla es pequeña y puede recorrerse caminando (hay circuitos para hacerlo muy bien señalizados, no hay problema alguno). Es muy popular durante el fin de semana (pero todo es muy populoso en HK, así que no es novedad). Una linda... More

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