Cheung Chau

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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
10 Pak She Street, Cheung Chau
The price is HK$444 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 3-star beach B&B in Cheung Chau. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (407 reviews)
Nice room but note the reception location
"The reception was in another building 8 to 10 mins away, and it was a bit hard to find, which made the check-in slightly inconvenient. Other than that, the room was clean and spacious, and it was conveniently located near the Pak Tai Temple Playground."

Reviewed on 6 Nov 2021

B&B Cheung Chau
Warwick Hotel
Warwick Hotel
3 out of 5
East Bay, Cheung Chau
The price is HK$975 per night from 7 Sep to 8 Sep
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Cheung Chau. Enjoy a beach locale, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
3.7/5 Good! (522 reviews)
Relax trip
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Warwick Hotel
Lychee Sunset Hotel Cheung Chau
Lychee Sunset Hotel Cheung Chau
3 out of 5
94-95, Lai Chi Yuen, Cheung Chau
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Cheung Chau. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Popular attractions Pui O Beach and Silvermine Beach are located ...
3.9/5 Good! (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
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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 HK$900 per night from 11 Sep to 12 Sep
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4.1/5 Very Good! (273 reviews)
"I love the kitchen such that I can cook whatever I want during the stay"

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2021

Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
Two MacDonnell Road
Two MacDonnell Road
4 out of 5
Two MacDonnell Road, Mid-Level, Hong Kong, 031103
The price is HK$1,119 per night from 14 Sep to 15 Sep
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Hong Kong. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and on-site parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (482 reviews)
"The Room is in a high clean standard. The only thing needs improvement is that it was quite humid despite the air con was on."

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2022

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Modena by Fraser Hong Kong
Modena by Fraser Hong Kong
3.5 out of 5
18 Ashley Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
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