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Cheung Chau (meaning "long island" in Cantonese) is one of the most popular of all the outlying islands. Shaped like a dumbbell, it is about a 30-55-minute ferry ride from Hong Kong's Central District.Cheung Chau is a picturesque island with a waterfront that bustles with activity. There are butcher shops and vendors selling fresh fish, shellfish, fruit and vegetables. The small local restaurants and food stalls do a brisk trade on the weekend. Of interest is the Cheung Chau Complex on the main road (Tai Hing Tai Road), part government offices and part wet market where you can pick up fresh seafood and have it cooked for you at a nearby restaurant.
First Ferry operates ferries service between Central pier and Cheung Chau. The ferries run approximately every 30 minutes depending upon time of day. Schedules on Sundays and public holidays differ from weekdays. The trip of about 20 kilometers takes 55 minutes or 35 minutes for ordinary ferries and high speed ferries respectively.
Due to inaccessibility to cars and other vehicles, most residents use bicycles for personal transportation, and a number of bicycle rental shops near the ferry pier rent bicycles to tourists.
Yuk Hui Temple
Yuk Hui Temple also known as Pak Tai Temple , is a taoist temple located on the island of Cheung Chau, Hong Kong. The temple address is Pak She Street, Tung Wan, Cheung Chau.The temple is listed as a Grade I historic building. It is most famous for the Cheung Chau Bun Festival , which is a Taoist ceremony held annually on Cheung Chau island. The festival takes place on the 8th day of the fourth month of the lunar calendar, which occurs usually in April or May. The festival lasts for seven days. It attracts many tourists and Pak Tai worshipers.
Kwan Kung Pavilion
Kwan Kung Pavilion is a temple on Cheung Chau island in Hong Kong. It was built in 1973,and is dedicated to the god of justice Kwan Tai (also transliterated as Guan Yu or Kwan Kung). His sword is called The Kwan Dou. Also it is in the Kwan Kung Pavilion.The temple contains an eight feet tall Kwan Tai statue crafted from a whole piece of camphor wood.
Pak Tai Temple
The temple is dedicated to Pak Tai, a Taoist god, also known as the 'Supreme Emperor of the Dark Heaven'. Constructed in 1783, the temple's layout includes conventional Chinese elements such as ceramic figurines on the roof ridges and murals containing auspicious motifs.
Wooden Sampan Ride
20-minute sampan ride around the typhoon shelter would enable you to see the old fishing community still living in their boats. The ride includes well-known Cheung Po Tsai Cave, the hideout of a famous local pirate, and West Bay.
Tin Hau Temple
Built in the 17th Century, the temple draws lots of people who come to worship the Goddess of the Sea, especially during the annual Tin Hau Festival. The Goddess is highly regarded by the locals.
Fishing boats arrive and depart all day long in the port. At evenings, soft light of the setting sun covers the port with an attractive natural cloak. The port is always full of noises of the fishing folks.
Cheung Chau Bun Festival
This is a traditional festival attracting a large number of tourists because of the large parade and ongoing celebrations that fill all the streets. The festival is usually held in April every year. A legend associates the festival with a devastating epidemic which gripped the people of island. The residents then held the festival to free themselves of the disease.
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