Cheung chau

The village town although still very quaint feels more "developed" than Lamma Island. There are tinges of modernity here and there

Cheung chau

Geography[ edit ] Geographically the island is formed from two mostly granite masses joined by a tombolo. With an area of 2.

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Thus, it is redundant to say "Cheung Chau Island". The island is dumbbell-shaped, with hills at the northern and southern ends and the settlements concentrated in between.

Economy[ edit ] The central part of the island is well developed with shops and houses. The lane-ways are so narrow that normal motor traffic is impossible. Instead, there are small motorised trucks officially termed "village vehicles".

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For example, there are small specially designed mini- fire enginesambulances and police cars. Residential areas also exist on the hills of the north and south.

Traditionally the island was a fishing village and there are still fishing fleets working from the harbour.

Cheung Chau Bun Festival Parade

History[ edit ] Under the terms of the Second Convention of Pekingthe New Territories and smaller islands including Cheung Chau were leased to the United Kingdom for 99 years. At that time, Cheung Chau was mainly a fishing village; it had more residents living on junks than on land.

Cheung Chau had already been settled by people from other places in Southern China ; for example, Hoklothey are mainly fishing people; Hakka people ; Chiu Chau ; and Yue Ca.

The island slowly evolved into a commercial hub with merchants selling supplies to the local fishing people, boat repair and fishing gear as well as the place to do business for fishing people and small farmers of other nearby islands like Lantau Island.

Froma spate of suicide cases most of them by " burning charcoal " took place inside rental holiday homes on the island. Hong Kong Chinese-language newspapers soon dubbed the island "Death Island" and stories concerning apparitions appeared in the wake of news about the succeeding suicides.

Those plans were quickly ridiculed and subsequently rejected.

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Soon after, the choice of Cheung Chau for would-be suicides tailed off.Currency: Dollars - HKD Pincode of Cheung Chau: Language: Chinese, English Weather: Summer 19°C to 31°C, Winter 20°C to 1°C. Cheung Chau is an island located in southwest of Hong Kong Island.

Due to its shape it is nicknamed as 'Dumbbell Island.


There are no cars on Cheung Chau. Most people get around by bicycle.

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Cheung Chau has a traditional bun festival celebrated every year on the 8 th day of the 4 th month of the lunar calendar. This involves building 60ft high “bun mountains” and a race to the top.

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Cheung Chau (Chinese: 長洲, lit."Long state") is an island 10 kilometres ( miles) southwest of Hong Kong is nicknamed the 'dumbbell island (啞鈴 . The Cheung Chau Bun Festival is one of the liveliest and certainly one-of-a-kind of Hong Kong Festivals, full of folklore and tradition and set in picturesque Cheung Chau Island, just a .

Cheung Chau's pristine golden sand beaches are known for two things – the upcoming Bun Festival and the wind surfing mecca it has become. Cheung Chau Bun Festival (Chinese: 包山節) or Cheung Chau Da Jiu Festival (Chinese: 長洲太平清醮) is a traditional Chinese festival on the island of Cheung Chau in Hong annually, and with therefore the most public exposure, it is by far the most famous of such Da Jiu festivals, with Jiu (醮) being a Taoist sacrificial ceremony.

Such events are held by mostly rural.

Cheung Chau Bun Festival