Ready for a Hong Kong get-away? – Day-trip to Cheung Chau Island

Hong Kong is a crazy busy town and after a few days there, every country girl or boy will want a small break from the hassle which is why Cheung Chau Island is the subject for today’s blog post. This amazing little island in the middle of nowhere is just the perfect place for a relaxed afternoon or even a weekend get-away.

Palms

Cheung Chau was before just a small village but is now a favorite place for Hong Kongers to shut down their 24-hour noisy phones and just breathe fresh air while listening to the sea. Aren’t you feeling relaxed already?

Ferry

Okay, well, then let me tell you how to get there. First, you take the subway to Central Station, get off and walk towards the piers. Walk down to pier 5 and buy a ticket from the ticket lady. The exact price is 13.2 HK Dollar for the ordinary ferry which takes 1 hour to get there. Who said everything in Hong Kong was expensive, right?

Ferryview

The ferry is big and it’s easy to get a good seat for the view. The ferry will slowly move out of the harbor and all the massive buildings will become smaller and smaller in the horizon until at one point, all of them are gone and the only thing you can see is the sea and small islands with mountains. Wow!

Dryfish

When arriving at Cheung Chau Island, you can rent a bike, enjoy a lunch full of fresh sea food or walk around the small alleys buying delicious dried fish and other funny souvenirs.

Cheungchaubeach

After shopping, walk through town (not more than 10 minutes) until you reach the beach on the opposite side. The clear blue water and the scenic landscape will make you speechless.

If you follow the beach to your left (when facing the sea), you’ll reach a trek which you can follow up and around the small mountain. The trek is not hard at all (I did it in slippers) but will take you through stunning nature, surround you with green trees and watch the blue water underneath you. You can walk the trek in like an hour or so (depends on your own personal speed of course) and be back at the pier to take the ferry back to Hong Kong center.

Panda

Cheung Chau Island is definitely worth a visit so if you have time, consider a visit to this adorable island in the middle of nowhere.

xx lingling

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  1. Hi Lena! I’m new to your blog, and I love it! I am a teacher living in Dalian, and I’m looking to learn Chinese and explore China more, so your blog is actually being super-helpful (especially for my upcoming trip to Hong Kong =D). Cheers and thanks!

    1. Hi Tori! Welcome 😀 I’m happy to hear you can use my tips and suggestions here. Are you new in China? I hope all my writing and videoing can help you to an easier life in China :p and I hope you enjoy Dalian, haven’t been yet but thinking about it 🙂
      Have a nice trip to HK as well! 😀
      Cheers,
      Lena

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