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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you to make a break and eat some good thaï and indian food, go to morocco's
Very nice place, front of the Pier and very kindly staff

Thank alexnyc1974
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes only about 1/2 hour to Cheung Chau by the fast ferry. Make sure to go try the congee place 黎恩記. Their congee is the BEST!!
Also the dry seafood shops offer good local product BUT be careful fall into tourist trap!

Thank dleung57
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled on a monday from Hong Kong Central pier 5 on the Fast ferry to Cheung Chau Island and enjoyed the trip, myself and my wife being senior citizens and using the elder Octopus Card found the cost was very cheap. At Cheung Chau we had anticipated to walk around the whole island but hadn't realised that it was so hilly so we didn't get to do everything.

We found the shops/restaurants along the waterfront just average however there were a couple of nice ones along the side streets.

Our major trek was to the mini great wall and rock formations on the south east end of Island, this is a reasonably strenuous walk and a fair level of fitness is required, it takes over and hour to do it but the signposting in some areas could be improved as we did take a couple of wrong turns and had to back-track which was not a problem but it did make the time taken for us a little longer.

There are no cars on the island that we saw and the roads are more like narrow lanes so walking around is not a problem with only bicycles and work vehicles which are similar to converted three wheeled motor cycles.

1  Thank inverloch6
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ferry ride over from Hong Kong is enjoyable (we took the slower boat, economy on the way out, premium on the way back - you can eat and drink in premium, you are not allowed to in standard).

On arrival, you are met with a heaving mass of tourists on a pretty uninviting seafront promenade full of cafes and other shops.

However, a short walk brings you over to the other side of the island, with emptier beaches and fewer people.

Walking back, try the narrow alley ways and walks - a much better insight into the lives of the locals.

The island has few motorised vehicles on it - the main means of getting about, apart from walking, is via bikes, which can be hired.

Thank Clivel_98
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cheung Chau is only half an hour away from Central harbour. Nice little island you can almost walk around in a day. Very small alleys and a lot of bicycles. There is a lot of steep hills, so prepaire to swet when going around. There is also a nice little beach, but it was closed when we went there. It's small place but if you don't have a map, it's easy to get lost in the small alleys. Great seafood reastaurants by the peer.

Thank AniMal76
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taken to Cheung Chau while visiting friends and what can I say but wow. The whole place was a visual delight (but then Hong Kong is truly a visual experience ). We loved everything about his place and will most definitely be back. Easy walk for someone that has mobility issues and a delightful ferry trip across the harbour, we topped it off with the light show in HK and dinner in the mid levels an amazing time.

Thank tierdylbay
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ferry from terminal 5. Speed depends on ferry but fastest was about 25 mins, slowest about 45, you pay according to speed.

Nice small island escape.Small shops and restaurants all along the port (full of fishing boats) and a small beach on the other side. We had a great meal in the port, big portions and cheap.

Nice place to spend a day, looking through all the shops, having a meal and a swim before returning on the sunset ferry.

Thank Rikuc57
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

The boat ride out to the island was quite enjoyable, offering wonderful views of Hong Kong and the surrounding islands in the China Sea.

The disappointment came upon arrival. Far from a quaint fishing village, as advertised, one iimmediately finds a long wharf with average restaurants and a variety of stores selling inferior ‘ made in China’ products. The island is flat, the beaches without vegetation and dirty and the architecture without any character.

Thank Howard L
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Cheung Chau (長州) is the 8th largest island located 10 km (6.2 mi) southwest of Hong Kong Island. It is one of the 261 islands in Hong Kong. It has the highest population in the Islands District (離島區) which normally refers to outlying islands. Unlike the Lamma Island (南丫島), it has only one ferry pier on the center west of the island. It has a nickname – dumbbell island (啞鈴島) - due to its unique shape with hills at the north and south ends of the island. Most of the shops and houses are located in the center part of island due to the flatland.

We took the ferry from the same ferry pier we took to Lamma Island in Central Ferry Pier. The ferry left at Central Ferry Pier No. 5 and took around one and half hours to reach Cheung Chau Ferry Pier. It was a totally different experience compared to Lamma Island. There are lots of shops and restaurants along the street on the Cheung Chau Wan (長州灣) once we got out of the pier. We just followed the crowd to the nearby streets and started our adventure on the island. We also saw eagles flying overhead especially near the Cheung Chau Sports Ground (長洲運動場) same as when we visited the Lamma Island but not as many of them. Not so far away is the long white sand Tung Wan Beach (東灣泳灘) where we saw few people around maybe because we visited in mid January. We decided on going to the eastern side and hiking the trail to the beautiful coastline. We went through the Kwun Yam Wan Beach (觀音灣泳灘) which is 1/3 the size of the Tung Wan Beach. Here we saw a windsurfing facility that has a sign indicated for 1996 Olympics. We didn’t see any activities in the beginning. A team arrived later, and we had a closer view for their performance. Following the trail, we went through an old Kwun Yam Temple (觀音古廟) and after that reached the so-called Mini Great Wall (小長城) which is a stone trail that lets you view the Kwun Yam Wan Beach, center and north part of the island. The next was the Chi Ma Hang View Point (芝麻坑觀景臺), and then I took the long steps down to the Kwun Yam Wan View Point. Here you can have a different view of northern part of the island and the nearby Loaf Rock (長洲饅頭石). We ended up at the view point of Fa Peng (花坪石).

We arrived at the noon time and spent a little over 4 hours here. Personally I loved Lamma Island more than Cheung Chau because it was less crowded and more natural. You can’t find normal cars here because of the narrow streets. Instead, you will see small motorized trucks, ambulances and police cars. I noticed there are painted Chinese characters on some well-known rock formations. The local authorities should do more to prevent it from happening.

1  Thank jameshuang
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This cave is found in Cheung Chau island. Famous amongst the locals as a cave where a pilot hid his treasures. The cave is small but steep and dark. Requires some climbing but adventurous and interesting. The scenery outside the cave is breath taking!

Worth a half day trip there!

Thank Gladys K
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