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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.

B&B Cheung Chau
B&B Cheung Chau
3 out of 5
The price is HK$600 per night from 19 Aug to 19 Aug
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! (390 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
Warwick Hotel
Warwick Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is HK$724 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
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! (355 reviews)
"Very well located with a beautiful view of the beach and South China Sea"

Reviewed on 2 Jul 2021

Warwick Hotel
Lychee Sunset Hotel Cheung Chau
Lychee Sunset Hotel Cheung Chau
3 out of 5
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 30 Nov 2020

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
The price is HK$428 per night from 23 Aug to 23 Aug
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! (50 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

Bali Holiday Resort
Two MacDonnell Road
Two MacDonnell Road
4 out of 5
The price is HK$980 per night from 3 Aug to 3 Aug
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! (452 reviews)
Feels like home
"Spacious room and in good condition. There’s a supermarket nearby so really no fuss at all to prepare Valentine’s Day dinner. We enjoyed the stay so much. Only thing to complain is theres onlt two elevators and both are slow. So prepare for some waiting time."

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2021

Two MacDonnell Road
The Jervois
The Jervois
3.5 out of 5
89 Jervois Street, Hong Kong
The price is HK$1,235 per night from 3 Aug to 3 Aug
Located in Central & Western District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal and Soho. Lan Kwai Fong and International ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (257 reviews)
"Nice hotel. Clean and spacious, a good find in Hong Kong."

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2020

The Jervois
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