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“Lovely Island and a great walk.” 5 of 5 stars
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Lamma Island
Lamma Island, Islands Distict, Hong Kong, China
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“Lovely Island and a great walk.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We caught the fast ferry out and had breakfast. Then gently walked from Yunk Shue Wan to Sok Kwu Wan along the family trail. You pass several very nice beaches - great for a rest and a drink, and have fabulous views from both sides of the island and of the fish farms. Its not a hard walk but there are a few steep bits which might be difficult for less fit people. It takes about an hour but its so peaceful and quiet. You also get a great view of the power station ..

Visited January 2013
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“A nice place to see a different side of Hong Kong”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

It is a nice place to see a different side of Hong Kong. Just about 30 minutes from the ferry terminal on Hong Kong side is a completely different version of Hong Kong. It is quiet and there is no car. The only motorized vehicles are the few micro tractors used to bring goods about in the island. Wear proper shoes for walking as there is much to explore. It is relatively safe in the day I suppose. You can start from one pier and walk to the next pier for your return trip to Hong Kong . You will need at least 5 hours to get a glimpse of what an off shore island is like. For lunch, there is the usual seafood or you can try out the western food at some of the small cafe near the Yung Shue Wan pier area. They are pretty good and cheap and best of all, they have wi-fi.

Visited January 2013
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“Quite a contrast to Central”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Lamma is a 20 minute ferry ride from Central HK – we went on a Saturday and the ferries to Yung Shue Wan only ran hourly. It is indeed a contrast to the hustle and bustle of central HK but, for me, not in a good way. When we got off the ferry, we walked along some narrow, dirty streets bordered by a selection of small tourist ‘tut’ shops and small, grubby shops selling very dubious looking foodstuffs. We had brunch at the Banyan Tree café, which was fine. Unfortunately, I made use of a public toilet and was pretty dismayed to find I had to stand in an inch of water (I hope) and squat over a hole. We wandered out of the ‘town’ along the trail to the other side of the island. The trail opened up into ‘countryside’ but this was scrubby wasteland and not at all beautiful like we get in UK and in many other parts of the world. Once you reached a viewing point, every view is spoilt by the power station on the island. Once you reach the other side of the island, any view is spoilt by the cement works. We stopped for a sit-down at Lo So Shing beach – which was the nicest part of the island we found. We ate at a Chinese restaurant on the waterfront near the Sok Kwu Wan ferry terminal – I didn’t see its name, but its décor is predominantly yellow – and we had a very good meal. We got the ferry back from there to Aberdeen.

Visited January 2013
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“Worth a visit at least once.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Just a short ride by ferry from central piers to Young Shue Wan. Ferry schedulle you can check in advance on hk ferry oficial site. Since we were there in january we didn't check the beach there. But the village it's very cute and nice to walk and look around. There are lots of nice small bars and cafes, little cute shops with suvenirs, eco cosmetics, nice hand made things.Also a good seafood restaurants right next to the piear. Roads are good and comfortable for hiking. It takes for about an hour to get to the next village Sok Kwu Wan. From there you can also take a ferry to Central, but it goes no so many times a day- check the schedulle before.

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“Beers and walks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Lamma is a must-visit locale on any trip to HK. Relaxed seafood restaurants in the bays, pleasant hiking and swimming. A beer or two at the local institution, The Island Bar (soon after the ferry pier) is a must.

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