IN CHEUNG CHAU
The Sai Wan Tin Hau Temple is a 200 years old temple, dedicated to the goddess of sea. Back in the days, Fishermen go to the temple to seek protections and good fortune before heading out to the sea.
An excellent spot in Cheung Chau that is often missed by the tourists, you can get a full view of the island from here. In order to get to the Pavilion, you have to continue walking left from the Chueng Chau pier. It may take a full 40 mins or so to reach here, but the view is definately well worth it.
Cheung Chau Windsurfing Centre, also known the birth of Hong Kong’s Olympian Windsurfer Lee Lai Shan is a popular hotspot for windsurfing lovers to explore the water in Cheung Chau. The centre provides rental services and water sports classes taught by professionals.
Built in 1783, Pak Tai Temple is dedicated to Pak Tai, the God of the Sea who is revered among the local fishing community as their protector. The building is a traditional Chinese structure with beautiful ceramic tiles and roof as well as animal images such as guardian lion stones.
Cheung Po Tsai Cave is one of the most popular attraction on the island. It is believed that the cave was once a storage for all the stolen goods of a famous pirate (Cheung Po Tsai) in the 19th century. Legend has it that Cheung Po Tsai had 2000 men and 600 junks under his sleeves.
The Mini Great Wall is a very good hike for families and friends. The path stretches a few hundred meters along the island’s southeast coast, offering spectacular views of the natural landscape and some amazing vantage points over the South China Sea. You will also see some interestingly shaped rocks along the trail such as the Flower Vase Rock and Human Head Rock, each named after their unique formation.