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Home > Sightseeing > Districts > Outlying Islands > Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau

Most famous for the Cheung Chau Bun Festival in May every year it is also the oldest continuously inhabited island in Hong Kong, even longer than Hong Kong Island.

Hence many old families of Hong Kong can trace their ancestry to Cheung Chau residents, which explains why on the grave sweeping festivals of Ching Ming and Chung Yeung a lot of people visit Cheung Chau to sweep the graves of their ancestors.

You can get there by ferry from Central District, and from Cheung Chau you can also take the Inter-Island ferry to Lantau and Peng Chau.

Cheung Chau used to be a fishing village but now most residents there work on land. The small community of fishermen no longer live on the boats either.  They now have moved to land and have their own flats. Whenever there is a Chinese festival you may see all fishermen come back to Cheung Chau and the harbour is full of boats.  On special occasion, they will fly lots of flags on the boats and make the harbor very colorful.

 

 

 

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