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“Wonderful day trip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cheung Chau Island

Cheung Chau Island
Southwest of Hongkong Island, Hong Kong, China
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Cheung Chau (Long Island) Tour with Dim Sum lunch
Ranked #22 of 392 Attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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The Villages, Florida
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“Wonderful day trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We took the ferry over from HK Island - about 35 min. This is a pleasant little island town and was an excellent place to spend the day. We started by walking along the harbour and into the town. There are many shops to look at and winding through the back neighborhoods was fun. They have a nice Buddhist temple in the center and a large playground where I played basketball with a few of the local kids. People we windsurfing on the beach area which did look like it could use a little cleaning up. We had an excellent lunch at one of the sidewalk restaurants. Don't stop at the first one off the ferry as they seemed to be rushing everyone. A little further down everything was calm and we got a nice table by the water, excellent food and service as well. After lunch we walked to the north end of the island. Many people rented bikes and there is an excellent paved place to ride to this area of the island. It's farther than I thought and I wished we had rented bikes, but it's not too bad unless you have mobility problems. Once you got to the end of the island, you could walk up through a section of hills to the pirate's cave. The area has an excellent walkway to use although the cave is a bit of a disappointment. My son did climb down into it, but said there was not much there. It is a pleasant walk there though and I would do it again just for the scenery. When we got back to the main road, there was a little fishing boat shuttle that would take you back to the ferry for about $5HK. Well worth it as our feet were getting tired. Excellent Day trip.

Visited January 2013
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“Is this really Hong Kong? Great Escape!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We took a morning ferry over (about 35 minutes) and walked about the island...It's clean (!) and the walkways are nice! The beach looked like it would be nice to swim from in the summer. The "mini great wall of China" was a bit of a disappointment, because it really doesn't seem like the Great Wall at all...so I wish they wouldn't hype it. It was fun to look at the rock formations and compare the names and the views (there are placards with photos and names, so you can compare). We got to the Pirates' Cave, which I was really looking forward to but the entrance was narrow, and while my friends went in and enjoyed it--popping out at another point!--I just couldn't...I'd kind of imagined a wider entrance...but they loved it! We took a sampan back to the main town, and enjoyed a bunch of treats at several restaurants (hee)..There was even a vendor making Okonomiyaki-- a Japanese savory pancake with lots of cabbage...yum! Just wish we'd asked him to put the mayo and the sauce on the side...but it was very good! I want to go back!

Visited February 2013
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“Pleasant walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We ate a small restaurant off the main street, beside the harbour crowded with numerous fishing boats. Authentic & inexpensive food. The walk around the island was easy & the air fresh. There were cliffs, caves & rock formations & pretty little bays. A good escape from the hustle bustle of the City.

Visited January 2013
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“Lovely beaches and walks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This little island does not take long to walk around - but the beaches are fabulous and the little town very nice. A nice ferry ride out and enjoy a day on the beach.

Visited January 2013
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“Yummy Seafood !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We visited Cheung Cahu in last December, a very relaxing and enjoyable trip with friends.
5 of us enjoyed a very delicious seafood lunch and cost only about HK$200@.

Visited December 2012
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