Everything you need to know about Cheung Chau
Cheung Chau (meaning long island) is about 10km southwest of Hong Kong Island. It is a popular place for people who want to escape the pressures of Hong Kong life, especially for the weekend. Besides the natural beauty to be found here, Cheung Chau has a rich culture, with historical temples, ancient rock carvings and the famous Bun Festival.
The island used to be a fishing community and while some carry on in this traditional occupation, many of the younger generation commute daily to Hong Kong while others have opened hostels, seafood restaurants and shops to cater to visitors.