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Cheung Chau Island

Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #21 of 414 attractions in Hong Kong
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Type: Islands
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Sydney, Australia
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258 reviews 258 reviews
182 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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Wollongong
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Interesting spot for a swim - even have lifeguards. Very touristy and busy. Enjoyed the ferry trip over and visiting the temple. Wandering the side streets was great for photography. Very busy spot though even on a weekday in summer.

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a must see while in Hong Kong. The island is about a 20 minute ferry trip from Hong Kong Island and is so quant. So many seafood restaurants here with the live fish in tanks in front of each restaurant for you to select from. Everyone here travel around on bicycles, no cars here. There are only two... More

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Melbourne
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It's lovely being able to walk around with no cars bothering you. The three wheel motorised carts are a nuisance though. It is great to sit outside the seafront restaurants along the front (turn left after getting off the ferry) and seeing your fish actually coming off a sampan. Suggest a walk along the peak ridge. It's a bit of... More

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Baton Rouge, LA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have gone to Cheung Chau Island twice in 20 years. I did not understand why this is a popular tourist place. First, the food is ordinary. The island is developed and it is the place to be in touch with nature. I have walked around the front part of the island and did not understand the attraction, But the... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

About an hour’s cheap ferry ride away, it’s ok for a half day visit. Or even a day if you’re lazy. I’ve been twice now and it’s not for the seafood. I went to take photos of the harbour, the boats and the people working them mainly, and then the narrow streets. Some reviewers have sneered at the presence of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There is one of the island that still have habitat living on the island. Still a small group of people living there with many shops, restaurants and local delights. It is a popular island for city people to go to during weekends and holidays.

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I used to go to Cheung Chau for high school retreats when I attended a Jesuit high school in Hong Kong. It was then a rustic outlying island. The main attractions were the temples, the Cheung Po Tsai cave and the beautiful (so called) owners of a fish ball noodle shop. Even though I acquinted it often, I never went... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The island is small but very cute, walking island also. It is a easy one hour ferry ride. Better to go when bun fest is going on which is early May each year. It is very festive with color, sound, smells and great taste of bun too.

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