CHEUNG CHAU ISLAND
Description : A small island with a bit of that charming Mediterranean atmosphere...
Comments : There is no traffic here but plenty of visitors and souvenirs shops so this is not the place to go if you are looking for a retreat... Still, it is a nice place to relax for half a day or so.
What to do : Watch fishermen trying to live the traditional way aboard wooden junks equipped with the latest gadgets / Walk the "Praya", the harbourside avenue now full of shops and restaurants / Become devout at the 200 years old Pak Tai Temple / During the Cheung Chau Bun Festival around May, photograph colorful "floating" children / Tour the old charming streets of the village with their traditional trades shops / Windsurf or swim at one of the public beach / Crawl the hideaway cave of the notorious pirate Cheung Po Tsai / Follow the path along the coast,...
What you may not like : The crowd on week end / The not so clean beaches / Not bringing a flashlight and having to rent one instead for a look at the tiny cave / The ugly concrete path along the coastline / The graffiti on some of the rocks / The limited walk possibilities / Not being able to eat seafood in full confidence,...
An interesting option to relax while in HK would be to stay at
Sea View Holiday Flats, 5mn away from the pier. Contacts : email@example.com
or fax 852-29868333 / Budget flat for two start at HK$120 during weekdays (HK$250 Saturdays and public
holidays) or HK$200 with sea view (HK$400 WE). All flats are supposed to be
equipped with shower, AC, TV, video player and basic cooking facilities. 20%
discount if stay over a week. Apparently a new excellent bargain !
Backpacker's Tips : Wai-Wan,
HK (April 04)
Note : Call 2542 3081 or 2525 1108 for enquiries / WE prices apply from Saturday noon