CHEUNG CHAU
長洲

10 km to the southwest of Hong Kong Island, the small island of Cheung Chau is a prosperous community with
a thriving economy and a population of about 30,000, many of whom are commuters who have preferred to set
up their home in an environment free from motor traffic.

Dumbbell-shaped, with hills at the northern and southern ends and the settlements concentrated in between,
the island has been inhabited for longer than most other places in the HKSAR. Artefacts unearthed from
archaeological sites on the island have been traced back to the Bronze Age (1500-221 BC)....

As early as the Ming Dynasty, Cheung Chau was already a busy fishing port. Early settlers were engaged mainly
in fishing and farming. As the years progressed, Cheung Chau started to evolve into a market town supported
mainly by trades connected with fishing and marine products.

Apart from its large fleet of offshore fishing vessels, today's Cheung Chau is famous for the significant number
of restaurants and holiday houses, some of which offer splendid sea views.

This Photo Shoot will be exploring a variety of Cheung Chau’s most photogenic sights. Arriving by the slow
ferry, the obvious place to start is the waterfront promenade with its array of boats, shops and restaurants as
well as the impressive 18th century Pak Tai temple, dedicated to the Taoist god of the sea, the “Supreme
Emperor of the Dark Heaven.”

We then make our way through a maze of back streets to the beaches at Tung Wan and Kwun Yam Wan,
training grounds for Hong Kong’s only olympic gold medallist. We visit the Kwun Yam Temple before exploring
the island’s southern hills and rugged coastline before winding our way along the ridge running westwards.
This allows us to check out yet another temple or two and a cemetery.

Reaching Sai Wan (Western Bay), we pause for refreshments before catching
a small boat across the harbour
to allow us a glimpse of life on the water as well as the busy docks.

Following a final short exploration of central Cheung Chau’s tiny back streets, we suggest ending the outing
with lunch at a waterfront restaurant.
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... photographing Hong Kong's other side...
Excursion Summary
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Distance:
9 km
 
Difficulty:
2 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 220 metres
Loss: 220 metres
Price:
HK$240
incl. harbour "cruise"
and a refreshment
Highest Point:
65 metres
   
Time Spent On Island:
4.75 hours
of which we shoot for 3.5 hours
     
Meeting Time & Place:
8:50 am
at Central Ferry Piers
     
Finishing Time & Place:
3:15 pm
at Central Ferry Piers
     
           
Food & Drink:
Refreshments at small café in Sai Wan - included.
(Optional) lunch at waterfront restaurant on Cheung Chau -
not included.
 
Note:
Consider bringing a tripod and a variety of lenses.
Hansen's Photo Shoots
by Hansen's Events
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Michael Hansen, helping you explore Hong Kong's other side...
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