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Less Known Island of Hong Kong

By Edited Mar 9, 2016 0 2

Hong Kong's best known islands are Lantau, Lamma and Cheung Chau. However, with so much fun to be had, these places can get extremely overcrowded. So, why not try a lesser known route? There are several far-flung spots, serviced by smaller ferry providers, that probably woun't be overrun with other visitors. Tip to be reminded: therse ferries run irregularly and its best to have your guide or a Cantonese speaker. Call ahead to confirm their departure and return times.

Ferries in HongKong

Below you'll find detail of some lesser known islands of Hong Kong

1) Tap Mun 

Tap Mun (Grass Island) is situated in the northern part of Sai Kung and is popular for its "iceless" cold milk tea, boiled squid and sun-dried fish and shrimp. The island is covered with plenty of grass and that's why it is named as grass island. There are several temles around this island. Tap Mun cave is also a great attraction of this island.    

The Tsui Wah ferry service opetates ferry to this island.

2) Tung Lung Chau

Many people come to Tung Lung Chau island (Eastern Dragon Island) for rock climbing. There is a 300 years old maritime frot from the Qing dynasty in this island. 

Coral Sea ferry, phone # 2513-1103 and Lam Kee ferry, phone # 2560-9929 operates ferry to Tung Lung Chau island.

3) Po Toi Island

Po Toi is part of a group of offshore islands southeast of Hongkong island. Scenic trails take you around little streams, an old, abandoned haunted house, ancient rock carvings and many other sights.    

The Tsui Wah ferry service opetates ferry to this island.

4)Lai Chi Chong

Lai Chi Chong is located on the southeastern shore of Tolo Channel in Sai Kung. This is a popular destination for camping due to its scenic beauty. Lai Chi Chong's beach is a famous geological spot beacuse of its 150 million years old rock formations.

5) Tung Ping Chau

This is an offshore island in the Tai Po district. It sbeaches are relatively clean and uncroded. People come to this island on weekends for diving, camping, barbequing and picnics.

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Comments

Mar 19, 2013 1:09am
bluethree
i always enjoy reading off the beaten path travel articles like this. next time i go to hong kong i'll have to check this out.
Mar 19, 2013 1:09am
bluethree
i always enjoy reading off the beaten path travel articles like this. next time i go to hong kong i'll have to check this out.
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