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  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
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    No visit to Hong Kong is complete without visiting Lantau. Easy access from HK by metro. It has several attractions such as Big Budha, Po Lin Monastery, the fishing village of Tai O, not to mention Honk Kong Disneyland. Except for Disney, you can visit everything in one morning
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
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    The Monastery is next to Big Budha and is worth visiting. Absolutely fantastic decor, with several courtyards and temples. When we visit it is practically empty, which made the visit very pleasant. The interior of the temples is beautiful. Of particular note is the Grand Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas absolutely fabulous
    Don't miss it
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Chris B
    106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Made the ferry trip to walk around the fabulous island with excellent views of HK Island. Restaurants are a little pricey but the quality of stunning. The beaches are fine but views are marred by the power station. Enjoyed seeing the water homes where families live in the harbour. Can get rather hot so be warned!
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Bookworm
    Oxford, UK188 contributions
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    Take an afternoon out to enjoy this “time capsule” of older HK - a place where many locals haven’t been, and yet which is immensely easy to reach via ferry from the main port at Central. Boats run every 30 minutes until late night. Go for the beaches, the pirate cave (!), the seaside restaurants. This feels like the UK circa 1970 and is quite delightful.
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • Eitnim
    Yorkshire16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely island just 30 minutes and a world away from HK. Easy walks, great views and deserted beaches. We walked, had some lunch and looked around. Half day is plenty
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • kalininshaw
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    there is a walking path,you can walk around half of the island
    we gone there is a sunny day with blue sky and clear air.
    i think if you walk without standing for photo,it takes less than one hour to complete the path
    it's a so natural island and has beautiful scene,provided that's a sunny day when you visit
    Written 7 July 2023
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  • J&S_Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore5,257 contributions
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    We took the MTR to the (newer) Lei Tung station on the South Island Line to reach Ap Lei Chau which is a short walk to the promenade. This is just directly opposite Aberdeen. We then took the boat ride across, HK$5 for a 5-mins ride!
    Aberdeen is famous not only to tourists but also to locals for its floating village and floating seafood restaurants located in the Aberdeen Harbour. There is the alternate way of crossing over via the Ap Lei Chau Bridge and Aberdeen Channel Bridge, but can’t resist trying out the short boat-sampan ride. Minimum waiting time and it was an average bumpy experience negotiating through the many parked boats!.
    The tree-lined Aberdeen Promenade — a walkway running beside Aberdeen Harbour — is a popular spot where visitors can relax and take in some breeze. It is also a famous places for tourists to take photographs of Aberdeen Harbour and attracted many years back when the massive Jumbo was stationed here. . A pity the hot July is quite punishing weather
    We walked towards both end and completed within an hour but did not venture beyond to the nearby Tin Hau Temple . A cruise by the sampan or visit to the Wholesale Fish market is also recommended but must catch the right timing. We noted that along the park there are several wharves providing ferries to the Lammar Island & Po Toi Island
    The boardwalk is well maintained with benches and public toilets, and certainly the locals are making use of the facilities. However there were no business activities (just past 1 pm noon) and the hot sun really chases one to hide under shade. Within the Aberdeen Promenade we noted there is an open-air square, a children’s playground and other entertainment facilities. An overhead bridge links to a large building opposite and a Bus Terminal.
    We got the boat back where we tripped back to Central via the MTR. Overall a good experience, and glad we made the trip. Just pity that the giant Jumbo is not more station here….
    Written 7 August 2023
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  • THANG N
    Orlando, FL49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This review is not about Ap Lei Chau although this little town is quiet and relaxed away from the hustle and bustle of Kowloon and Central HK. I am talking about the Ap Lei Chau Market where you can get fresh seafoods meals for reasonable price. The market is 4 minutes walk from Lei Tung MTR station of the green South Island MTR line. You can buy fresh seafoods (live lobster, shrimp, fish, razor clam, snails, conch.). Take the escalator 1 floor up in the same building of the market where there are 3-4 restaurants that cook to order your seafoods. The restaurants have their own dishes, mainly rice, tofu and vegies if you want to order them. cost to prepare 1 dish is around $HK70 ($US 10). We had, fried crab with garlic sauce, razor clams with blackbean sauce, steam periwrinkle snail with lemon and scallop with thim noodle and scallion. Total cost $900 ($US 115). This includes one 16 oz Cold Tsingtao beer. Best fresh seafoods meal ever had.
    Written 23 March 2024
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  • San Hok Kan
    Hong Kong, China22 contributions
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    One of the most beautiful spot to camp with 180 deg view of the sea. You can buy food supplies in the shops near the pier and toilets are well maintained.
    Written 28 March 2022
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If visiting Tung Ping Chau, best to bring some food and sufficient water with you as there is no way off the island in between the ferry arrival (10.30am) and scheduled departure (5.15pm). However, there are a few casual places that open up on days that ferries come to the island (Sat, Sun and PH) that you can use for meal and drink stops as well.

    The two main places to eat are found 7-8 minute walk (turn right) from the ferry pier at the old Tai Long Village. They are both open from morning until late for those who decide to camp out at Tung Ping Chau.

    The restaurants have very similar menus with both Cantonese and English. You'll find local dishes featuring seafood, rice and noodles. They have basic range of drinks as well. The shop closest to the beach is smaller space and usually more crowded. As such, we usually go to the store back on the path a bit. They have much larger area and table spacing. There you will also find a reasonably well maintained squat style toilet as well.

    Importantly, prices at these places are actually reasonable (cash payments only) for the dish potion sizes and taste is better than you'd expect for kitchens that only setup a couple days a week on remote abandoned islands. We like the fried squid and usually order fried rice as well. A cold beer is a nice way to relax after a near full day hiking around the island. This place also does egg waffles, tofu pudding and fish balls. The puff waffle is pretty good.

    Overall, these are better than you'd expect beach restaurants all things considered. We enjoy paying visit and having a brief bite to eat and drink an hour or so before the ferries depart (5.15pm) back to Ma Liu Shui. It is something we look forward to as part of the Tung Ping Chau experience.
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • Funky17
    Hong Kong, China44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get away from Hong Kong this is a gret place to come and be free and enjoy. Cheung Sha Beach is beeter though
    Written 23 July 2022
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  • Brigette
    Hong Kong, China397 contributions
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    Family outing on a long weekend. Take a Sampan ferry from the Sai Kung pier (Koey/ The Plume Lady co.) ($30/person) to Sharp Island, then walk towards the Tombolo at low tide. You can BBQ at the beach which is very clean. There is a 1hr hiking trail from Sharp island to Har Mun (Half Moon) bay which is relatively hilly but well paved, suitable for the moderately fit. There are half a dozen scenic spots for photos which gives you view of the Sai Kung golf course and the Sai Kung bay islands. There is a beautiful beach at Half Moon island which has public facilities and a small kiosk. We took the ferry back and had a nice lunch at Bristobana at Sai Kung pier. The rock formations at Sharp island date back to the Cretaceous period!
    Written 30 April 2023
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  • Jim C
    Singapore, Singapore20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place, away from the crowd and city. There is a mall here for shopping and many food options. Facing the sea too. Nice view.
    Written 13 January 2023
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  • Season C
    Hong Kong, China529 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is my first time camping in Hong Kong. I didn't do any research, cos I got my good friends to do so. BUT, truth was.. they didn't really any proper planning. The 7 of us agreed to meet at Yau Tong MTR station at 10/10:15AM. We walked to the ferry pier and took the ferry and headed to Tung Lung Chau. It's a 30-min ferry ride. Once arrived, we walked around 15-20mins and got to this intersection with 2 shops/cafes. Mr. Wong (one of the shop/cafe owners) walked out and explained the campsite with us. He even offered us to use his water and toilet, but it would be appreciated if we can spend a lil at the store/cafe (eg. an instant noodle/water..etc) Not only did he help us with those, but he suggested a hiking route for us to hike the next day.
    Written 25 February 2017
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  • mosto
    Hong Kong, China4,059 contributions
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    This is best done as a day (or good part of the day) outing incorporating an easy hike and a visit to this beautiful shell beach with extraordinary rock formations. Its location is away from the city. Take the train to Tai Po Market Station on the East Rail Line. Then, take take Exit A3 to the minibus terminus and board Green Minibus 20K to Sam Mun Tsai. Alight on the final stop -
    Sam Mun Tsai New Village. You will a sign near a pavilion pointing you towards Ma Shi Chau Special Area.

    The hike starts from Sam Mun Tsai village. There are 2 public toilets in the village before you enter the hiking trail. Good to use them. This is an easy short (around 3 hours covering 6.5 km) beautiful hike in the Ma Shi Chau - a special area located on the coastline of Sam Mun Tsai village. It is one of the major UNESCO’s remaining geo-sites in Hong Kong. Very scenic with a shore covered with sea shells, lots of rock formations, foliage and butterflies. The sea is amazing and views of Pat Sin Leng and Ma On Shan surrounds you. You will pass a cemetery before reaching the tombolo that connects the coastline with Ma Shi Chau. Before entering the hiking area, pay attention to the tide times sign as the tide will affect the tombolo and coastline. When it is high tide, Ma Shi Chau separates from the coastline and becomes an island.

    After you visit Ma Shi Chau, you need to retrace your steps to leave the area.
    Written 16 November 2020
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