There are striking similarities between Hong Kong’s Cheung Chau Island and Thailand’s Koh Phi Phi Don. Compare this…

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

To this…

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Not convinced? Compare this map…

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

To this map…

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

 

I know what you’re thinking… okay, so the outline is similar, but how can anything in Hong Kong compare to the beauty of Koh Phi Phi Don? While I agree Koh Phi Phi is one of the most beautiful spots I’ve ever visited, Cheung Chau Island also has alot to offer. I took my little sister for a day of hiking around the island, mostly famous for its annual Bun Festival…

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

 

We took the ferry off the Central piers …

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

 

Arriving at the island, it was very laid back and chilled-out.

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

 

We started off by walking around to the Pak Tei Temple…

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

 

I bet at this point, you’re still wondering about the comparison to Thailand. Well, the Cheung Chau Tung Beach is a good start…

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

 

After having lunch…

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

… we went off for the hike through the Mini Great Wall trail with some stunning views and curious rock formation (see if you make out "the head")

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

 

Once the two hour hike was over, we spent a few hours doing nothing at the beach. ^_^

 

Heading back to Central we had ourselves an Egyptian dinner, which is very similar to food we’re both used to from back home (Hummus, Falafel, Cuscus etc.)

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don

 

By the time we got back we were totally exhausted.

Cheung Chau Island : Hong Kong's Koh-Phi-phi Don



Tags: bun festival; cheung chau; cheung chau tung beach; Hong Kong; island; minigreat wall; pak tei temple;


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MJ Klein
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Fili, enjoying this series a lot. i’ve been to some of the beach areas on HK island and i was surprised not by now nice they are, but by the fact that i’ve never heard about them before. it’s good that you are showing some of the other aspects of HK.

Craig Ferguson
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I remember seeing this island on Discovery or Travel/Living a few years ago. I’d love to check it out someday.

Pete
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Good choice. Cheung Chau is a great place for a day out: as well as beaches and trails, it has a lot of history, and plenty of street life. Next time, you could have an alfresco dinner on the harbour.

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