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Cheung Chau
Travel Guide

Cheung Chau which includes a bay or harbor and a coastal town

This small island southwest of Hong Kong is well-known for its annual springtime Bun Festival. It’s worth exploring at any other time of the year as well.

Cheung Chau is an island 10 miles (16 kilometers) from one of the world’s largest cities; its laid-back culture contrasts dramatically with the bustle of Hong Kong. Join other tourists and natives on an island day trip, a great way to relax and unwind from hectic activities.

Take a ferry to Cheung Chau and then explore on foot or by bicycle. Motorized traffic is limited; the 23,000 people living here get along quite well without cars. Cheung Chau is just over 600 acres (242 hectares), with a narrow isthmus connecting two rounded sections. Walk from one side to the other in just five minutes.

From the ferry pier, go southwest on Cheung Chau Sai Tai Road toward several of the island’s main attractions. First find the Tin Hau Temple, a 200-year-old shrine to the Taoist Goddess of the Sea. It is one of more than 70 in different spots across the Hong Kong territories. Worshippers visit this temple to honor Tin Hau and then stay to enjoy beautiful views of the beach below.

Continue on to investigate Cheung Po Tsai Cave, once a hideout for a 19th-century pirate who commanded 50,000 bandits and 600 brigand ships, and then reformed and became a Chinese naval officer. You won’t find buried treasure in the cave, but it is fun to explore. Bring a flashlight for walking through the short, dark passage.

From the cave, stroll southeast along the Cheung Chau Family Trail. The stone walk and railings have been given the nickname of the “Mini Great Wall of Cheung Chau.” Unusual rock formations and scenic beach views provide an interesting walk above the ocean. Visit beautiful beaches that produced an Olympic gold medalist in windsurfing. Return to the town for excellent seafood.

Cheung Chau’s most famous event is the annual spring Bun Festival. The multi-day celebration honors several deities for protecting its citizens. Join thousands watching the parade, lion dances and competitive climb up mountains of buns.

Find the Cheung Chau Ferry at Star Ferry Pier in Central. Enjoy watching other boat traffic on the one-hour ride to Cheung Chau.

B&B Cheung Chau
B&B Cheung Chau
3 out of 5
10 Pak She Street, Cheung Chau
The price is NT$2,146 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Situated in Cheung Chau, this beach bed & breakfast is 10.3 mi (16.6 km) from Citygate Outlets and 12.3 mi (19.8 km) from AsiaWorld-Expo. Ngong Ping 360 and ...
3.8/5Good! (389 reviews)
"The location that we book is not the exact location we live, we have to walk over 8 mins from check in counter to the room."

Reviewed on 2019/7/26

B&B Cheung Chau
Warwick Hotel
Warwick Hotel
3 out of 5
East Bay, Cheung Chau
The price is NT$3,131 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Nestled on the beach, this Cheung Chau hotel is within 32 mi (52 km) of Temple Street Night Market, Victoria Harbour, and Soho. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition ...
3.7/5Good! (343 reviews)
"Great location and views over the beautiful beach. The hotel is showing signs of disrepair and it's evident some maintenance needs to be done. Still, just as a place to sleep it's hard to beat the views from the balcony at night!"

Reviewed on 2021/6/21

Warwick Hotel
Lychee Sunset Hotel Cheung Chau
Lychee Sunset Hotel Cheung Chau
3 out of 5
94-95, Lai Chi Yuen, Cheung Chau
Situated in Cheung Chau, this hotel is 10.3 mi (16.6 km) from Citygate Outlets and 12.3 mi (19.8 km) from AsiaWorld-Expo. Ngong Ping 360 and Hong Kong Disneyland ...
3.9/5Good! (9 reviews)
Relaxing stay
"The hotel is pretty new and clean and gives a cosy feeling. The surrounding area is quiet and location is convenient. Open view at roof top is very pleasant. Check in & out was easy. Reception staff were polite and efficient, but staff at the roof top weren’t that welcoming. The room was nice, but ..."

Reviewed on 2020/11/30

Lychee Sunset Hotel Cheung Chau
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Bali Holiday Resort
Bali Holiday Resort
2.5 out of 5
G/F No.8 Yung Shue Wan Main Street, Lamma Island
The price is NT$1,301 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ocean Park and Soho. Victoria Harbour and Lan Kwai Fong ...
3.9/5Good! (46 reviews)
"Their rooms were clean and bathroom as well. Not satisfied with their so called “sea view” room type and quite pricey for that type of room. Overall, comfy and clean."

Reviewed on 2020/10/14

Bali Holiday Resort
Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
4 out of 5
3-5 Wan Chai Gap Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The price is NT$2,682 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Located in Wan Chai, this aparthotel is steps from Wan Chai Market and Wan Chai Road. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Central Plaza are also within ...
4.1/5Very Good! (256 reviews)
"I love the kitchen such that I can cook whatever I want during the stay"

Reviewed on 2021/6/13

Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
3 out of 5
Hong Kong, Sai Kung, Pak Sha Wan Public Pier
Situated in Sai Kung, this houseboat is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Ma On Shan Country Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Bad manage but a nice yacht
"So first of all they totally forgot about my booking till I actually called to find out becoz there were no information abt how I can reach the boat even after I paid. The trip and the yacht itself is in a very gd condition and nice, I really enjoyed the whole experience. The agreed check-out time ..."

Reviewed on 2018/6/3

Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
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