Cheung Chau Island


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Cheung Chau Island

This webcam looks out over the centre of Cheung Chau Island where the port is to the left and the main beach is to the right. Many junks and sampans are moored here along side the fishing boats. If you get close to the view you can almost smell the rich fragrance of fresh seafood being prepared for a feast.

Cheung Chau Fresh Seafood

Cheung Chau Island has always been one of the best places to enjoy fresh seafood in Hong Kong, straight off the fishing boat. Once was the time when it was also a great place to learn to eat seafood with chopsticks - there was no cutlery available.

Cheung Chau Beach Windsurfing Photography

Cheung Chau Island is not only a fishing village but also a bustling tourist destination. Windsurfing off the main beach is a popular sport throughout the northeast monsoon season (October to May). The main beach is also a popular escape from the city - especially for weekend getaways - not because it is peaceful or spacious, but because it is easy to get to by inter-island ferry and the pace of life is much slower . . . and the seafood is great. There are many holiday rooms available on Cheung Chau Island at reasonable prices.

The main beach of Cheung Chau Island faces the rising sun and in the evening it is a party beach with impromptu bar-b-que and kara-okay. The hills at each end of the Cheung Chau Island make for interesting hiking trails. The rocky southern tip of Cheung Chau Island is a great place for photography, especially if you have some willing models who don't mind draping themselves over weathered granite.

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Cheung Chau is also famous for the Chueng Chau Bun Festival, held on the eighth day of the Fourth Moon, in the Chinese calendar (usually in early May). The Cheung Chau Bun Festival started as a local fishing community celebration, honouring the gods Pak Tai, Tin Hau, Kuan Yin and Hung Hsing, who simultaneously protect the fishing boats from harm and Cheung Chau Island from pirates while the fishermen are at sea. Today the Cheung Chau Bun Festival takes complete control of Cheung Chau Island during the seven day celebration and thousands travel from all over the World to witness the youthful fishermen climbing the bun towers, the children-in-the-air parade, lion dances and dragon dances. Since 2003 an adventure sports version of the traditional bun-tower climbing has been added, with a race to the top of the towers using climbing gear normally associated with wall-climbing.
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