Lamma Island          南丫島
Hong Kong’s third largest island, Lamma (13.55 km2), is an eclectic melting-pot of arty culture and Chinese tradition. Due to its
proximity to town, it is one of the most adored weekend getaways. Clean air, golden beaches, delicious seafood and fantastic hiking
are the main draws.

In fact, many city folk love the island so much that they have moved here in recent years, creating a thriving community of expatriates
and commuting locals. Bicycles are the mode of transport as there are no cars. Skyscrapers are not to be seen as the buildings are
all low-rise.

Two of the most visited places on the island are the villages of Sok Kwu Wan and Yung Shue Wan. People come from all over the
world to sample the seafood at Sok Kwu Wan's plethora of terraced restaurants raised on stilts above the bay. Fresh chilli crab, garlic
prawns, deep-fried squid and steamed fish with ginger and spring onions are all firm favourites. Yung Shue Wan, which also has
western-style restaurants and bars to enjoy, offers handicraft shops along its laid-back main street. The village also boasts a Tin Hau
Temple built more than 100 years ago.

Sun worshippers, meanwhile, head for the beaches of Hung Shing Yeh and Lo So Shing.
Lamma Island viewed from Victoria Gardens at The Peak on Hong Kong Island
 
Temple near Pak Kok ferry pier at nothern tip of Lamma Island
 
The northern shore of the island is fairly rugged...
Lamma Island
as viewed from The Peak
  Temple
Pak Kok (North Point), Lamma Island
  Pak Kok (North Point) Rocks
Lamma Island
Bicycles are the only vehicles allowed on Lamma Island, Hong Kong
 
Houses on stilts near the pier at Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island, Hong Kong
 
Small temple near the pier at Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island, Hong Kong
Bicycles on Yung Shue Wan Pier
  Houses on stilts
near Yung Shue Wan Pier
  Temple
near Yung Shue Wan Pier
Most popular beach on the island...
 
The only attempt at introducing alternative renewable energy sources to Hong Kong, the solitary Hong Kong Electric windmill on Lamma Island.
 
Best beach on the island...
Hung Shing Yeh Beach
Lamma Island
  The Lamma Winds Windmill
  Lo So Shing Beach
Lamma Island
Boats left high and dry at Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island
 
The village of Sok Kwu Wan lies beneath the 250 metres tall Ling Kok Shan
 
Boats left high and dry at Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island
Boats left high and dry
at Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island
  Sok Kwu Wan
beneath Ling Kok Shan
  Boats left high and dry
at Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island
Fisherman at Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island, Hong Kong
 
Waterfront restaurants, Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island, Hong Kong
 
Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island, Hong Kong
Fisherman
at Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island
  Sok Kwu Wan
Lamma Island
  Sok Kwu Wan
Lamma Island
Mo Tat Wan village school was built in 1932. It is now abandonned and slowly decaying...
 
Chilling out by the store at Lo So Shing, Lamma Island, Hong Kong
 
Fresh local produce, Tai Wan To, Lamma Island, Hong Kong
Mo Tat Wan Village School
Lamma Island
  Store at So Lo Shing
Lamma Island
  Vegetable Farm
Tai Wan To, Lamma Island
There are no cars on Lamma and the paths are much too narrow and twisting for regular sized emergency vehicles, so quads are used...
 
The Quern is a hand mill used for grinding grain. It consist of two circular stones, one on on top of the other. Grain is admitted through the circular opening in the center of the top stone and turned with with a wooden handle being inserted into the slot on top. The rotary-action hand-quern operated by a vertical stick spread from the Western Mediterranean, probably Spain, after 500 B.C. and introduced the basic method of rotating one stone over another, stationary, one that was universal until the 19th century  varied only in scale and by the motive power used. By 200 B.C. Romans were using a version powered by mules and had introduced a hopper on the upper stone to feed an even supply of grain.
 
South facing beach at Tung O Wan
Lamma Fire Service
  Rice Quern
Tung O Wan
  Tung O Wan Beach
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