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Cheung Chau
Travel Guide

Cheung Chau showing a coastal town and a bay or harbour

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.

Warwick Hotel
Warwick Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is HK$747 per night from 6 May to 7 May
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! (321 reviews)
"The room condition is not good. The towel hanger in toilet was broken and the surface of the water tank also not good. Some mold on the wall. However, the aircon was quite comfortable."

Reviewed on 27 May 2020

Warwick Hotel
B&B Cheung Chau
B&B Cheung Chau
3 out of 5
The price is HK$472 per night from 4 May to 5 May
Situated in Cheung Chau, this beach bed & breakfast is within 16 miles (25 km) of Citygate Outlets, Ngong Ping 360 and AsiaWorld-Expo. Hong Kong Disneyland and ...
3.8/5Good! (388 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 26 Jul 2019

B&B Cheung Chau
Saiyuen
Saiyuen
2.5 out of 5
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Situated on the boardwalk, this holiday park is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Pui O Beach and within 32 miles (52 km) of Soho and Victoria Harbour. Hong Kong Convention ...
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Two MacDonnell Road
Two MacDonnell Road
4 out of 5
The price is HK$910 per night from 23 May to 24 May
This family-friendly Hong Kong aparthotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Hong Kong Zoo and Botanical Gardens, The Peak Tram ...
4.4/5Excellent! (445 reviews)
"We book a normal twin room but the actual room is very small, a great difference from the photos we saw in the hotel.com information. We called the front desk and she needs us to pay for HK400 more to change to another room. Another room is much more bigger a lot and we can cook for Halloween eve. ..."

Reviewed on 6 Nov 2020

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Bali Holiday Resort
Bali Holiday Resort
2.5 out of 5
The price is HK$386 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ocean Park and Soho. Victoria Harbour and Lan Kwai ...
3.9/5Good! (45 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 14 Oct 2020

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Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
4 out of 5
The price is HK$575 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Located in Wan Chai, this aparthotel is steps away from Wan Chai Market and Wan Chai Road. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Central Plaza are also ...
4/5Very Good! (250 reviews)
"The location is good! Receptionist is nice and helpful. Room is clean and comfy"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2021

Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
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