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Lamma Island Hike

Discover the beauty of this charming outlying island on an oceanside hike
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Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 10.9 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview:  Lamma Island is known for its beaches, excellent hiking and laid-back atmosphere.

Hong Kong residents flock to the hippie haven on... more »

Tips:  Take a good pair of walking shoes, sun screen and water. It can get hot, especially in the summer! Bring a bathing suit if you want to... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Central Ferry Pier No. 4

The ferry from Central to Lamma Island's main village, Yung Shue Wan, is about 20 minutes, just enough time to to take in the ocean breeze.

Pier 4 is located across across an elevated walk from Central's IFC Mall. At the pier, you can purchase an Octopus card from a cashier directly to the right of the gate. That card allows you to load money... More

2. Yung Shue Wan

Lamma Island might be only 20 minutes from Hong Kong Island but it is a world away. This popular hiking and beach destination fills up with locals on the weekends, so go early in the day or during the week.

Compared to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, Lamma is relatively peaceful and tranquil. There are no cars, and the island's only... More

3. Hung Shing Ye Beach, Lamma Island

Hung Shing Ye Beach is a popular destination for Hong Kong residents, who flock to the beach during the hot, humid summer months.

Once at Hung Shing Ye Beach, walk past the bank of bathrooms to the end of the beach, and continue right, up the hill, to the trail. Follow the signs to Sok Kwu Wan.

The hike takes you up and over the island's... More

This is your final destination, where you will catch the ferry back to Hong Kong. But before you leave, treat yourself to a meal at Sok Kwu Wan's most famous restaurant.

People come from all over the world to sample Sok Kwu Wan's seafood and Rainbow Seafood Restaurant is, by far, the most popular.

The small village is lined up and down with... More

Sok Kwu Wan is a small village on the central east coast south of Yung Shue Wan. Ferries to and from Hong Kong Island serve both towns, so you can easily catch one directly back.

Walk to the end of the pier, past the seafood restaurants. There you will find a bathroom and a ferry pier with a timetable for departures back to Hong Kong's Central... More