Exploring another 'Hood @ Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau, Cheung Chau, Cheung Chau...Noticed hearing the islands name more than usual recently? For a reason: The uber popular Cheung Chau Bun Festival just ended.

We decided to go explore this scruffy car-free, skyscraper-free fishing village, home to more than 23,000 inhabitants and dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Step afoot and we notice a sharp change of pace in this quaint little town!!

Pic 1: Harbour front Cheung Chau

Cheug Chau is also nicknamed as the “Dumbbell Island” given the peculiar shape – large at the ends and narrow in the middle. For many, it's attraction has as much to do with its no-nonsense village lifestyle as with the sea and sand which is part of what makes adventuring through a new neighborhood even more worthwhile. While tourists are increasingly discovering the island, this island of 20,000 residents has lost none of its charm.

Cheung Chau is blessed with a curtain of golden sand, and there are a couple of fine beaches. This scenic place might be a little different from the concrete jungles most of us know of HK Island but still constitutes to the same connection that all hong kong people share. Hong Kong has plenty of festivals, but the Cheung Chau Bun Festival rates as one of the best!! Cheung Chau’s annual dance in the limelight, the Cheung Chau bun festival, is hands down