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Hikes & Walks

There are many beautiful hiking trails that explore the natural scenery and local attractions around the island. Take a walk and discover them yourselves ! Click here to discover more hikes  

  • The Mini Great Wall Trail     (1.2KM)
  • Around the West Island Trail     (13KM)
mini great wall hike

The Mini Great Wall Trail

1.2 KM

2.5 HOURS

From the Cheung Chau Ferry Pier, walk along Tung Wan Road for approximately 10 minutes until you arrive at Tung Wan Beach. From there, walk towards Kwun Yam Temple along Cheung Chau Beach Road for around 15 minutes until you reach the entrance of the Mini Great Wall. By walking along the coastal Mini Great Wall, you will see many strangely shaped rocks including the Human Head Rock and Vase Rock

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Around the West Island Trail

13 KM

5  HOURS

Cheung Chau Ferry Pier → Cheung Chau Wan → Tai Kwai Wan → Tung Wan Tsai → Pak Kok Tsui → Tung Wan → Kwun Yam Wan → Fa Peng → Nam Tam Wan → Cemetery → Pak Tso Wan → Po Yue Wan → Cheung Po Tsai Cave → Sai Wan → Ferry Pier 

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Beaches

The two main swimming beaches include Tung Wan Beach and Kwan Yum Wan Beach. Both are packed with visitors during the summer swimming seasons, especially the weekends. There are also other beaches that are secluded and less crowded for those who prefer a quiet environment. 

tung wan beach

Tung Wan Beach

From the Cheung Chau Ferry Pier, walk along Tung Wan Road for approximately 10 minutes until you reach Tung Wan Beach.

*Pets-friendly beach

APRIL to MAY : 9am – 6pm

JUNE to AUGUST : (Monday to Friday) 9am – 6pm; (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)  8am – 7pm

SEPTEMBER to OCTOBER : 9am – 6pm

Kwan Yum Wan Beach

This is the practise ground of Hong Kong’s First Olympian Gold Metalist Lee Lai Shan. It is popular among many local windsurfers. Tourists come here to practise other water-sports as well.  

*Pets-friendly beach

APRIL to MAY : 9am – 6pm

JUNE to AUGUST : (Monday to Friday) 9am – 6pm; (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)  8am – 7pm

SEPTEMBER to OCTOBER : 9am – 6pm

tai kwai wan

Tai Kwai Wan

Tai Kwai Wan is one of the larger sandy bays that can be found to the north west of the island by following the coastal road beyond the Pak Tai Temple. Continue on with the fire station on your right past the boat yards, past the mini-organic farm on your right and head up the hills towards the Cheung Kwai public housing estate, then over the hills and as you walk down you will see the beach. 

*BEWARE*  This beach is not suitable for swimming due to the lack of lifeguards and/or shark nets. But it is a beautiful spot for relaxing and enjoying the view. 

pak tso wan beach

Pak Tso Wan

Pak Tso Wan, also known as Italian Beach or Afternoon Beach, is a great place to watch the sun set in the afternoon in the cooler weather. Take either the coastal road or the sam pam ferry to the Sai Wan, then follow the road up and walk uphill. Remember to watch out for a sign just before the graveyard pointing out steps to the right leading down to the beach.

*BEWARE*  This beach is not suitable for swimming due to the lack of lifeguards and/or shark nets. But it is a beautiful spot for relaxing and enjoying the view. 

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Classes , Workshops &
Tours

Learn about the life on Cheung Chau island through local encounters. There are many classes, workshops and tours that offer different kinds of experiences including: 

  • Windsurfing Private Classes (need to book in advance) 
  • Stand Up Paddling SUP Classes (need to book in advance)
  • Hiking Guided Tours 
  • Make a tote bag workshop
  • Jam making workshop (need to book in advance)
  • Squid fishing tour (seasonal) 
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Sightseeing

The island may be small, but it is filled with beautiful scenery and colourful attractions. Besides the Annual Bun Festival, there are many interesting attractions of Cheung Chau that is worth visiting :  

  • Bun Festival 
  • Rock Carvings
  • Temples & Lookout Pavilions 
  • Cheung Po Tsai Cave 
  • Mini Great Wall 

Attractions in Cheung Chau

關公忠義亭

The temple is dedicated to the Chinese god Kwan Kung who was a warrior in the Han dynasty. The temple consists of the core building which has an eight-feet-tall Kwan Tai statue inside. There is also a garden with cherry blossom trees in front of the Pavilion, which attracts many locals and tourists to visit during March and early April for the beautiful cherry blossom scene.  

Hung Shing, also named the “God of South Sea” was according to Legend a virtuous official in the Tong Dynasty named Hung Hei. It is believed that his spirit had saved many lives from typhoons and local disasters. Thus, local villagers built a temple to worship and pray for safe prosperity. 

cheungpotsaicave

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.

Cheung Chau’s Bun Festival, which draws tens of thousands of local and overseas tourists every year, is staged to mark the Eighth day of the Fourth Month, in the Chinese calendar (this is usually in early May). It coincides with the local celebration of Buddha’s Birthday.

cheung-chau-pak-tai-temple

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.

temple

Located right above the Kwun Yum Beach, this small temple is dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, also known as Kwun Yum. The temple is also called the Shui Yuet Temple and Chi Kung. 

windsurfing

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.

temple

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.

Pavilion

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.

reclining rock

In the southwestern corner of Cheung Chau are five giant eroded rocks on a cliff, like something from Chinese mythology. The largest of the scenic clusters seems to be perpetually teetering on the edge. Reclining Rocks are a 10-minute jaunt south from Cheung Po Tsai Cave, along the coastal Cheung Chau Family Trail. The sunset scenery here is breathtaking !

mini great wall hike

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.

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Private Events

Looking for a more private experience with just you and your family or friends? The hotel has a few recommendations for some fun activities :

  • Private Junk Boat (max 22 people) 
  • Private Parties 
  • Ceramic making private class (max 10 people)