One thing that many tourists should be made aware of is that Hong Kong is surrounded a whole bunch of islands as Hong Kong itself is an island. There are a few that are most widely promoted as tourist attractions for its hiking or heritage or culture. Whatever you’re into, it never fails to disappoint. The most popular one being Lantau Island with the Giant Buddha and Po Lin Monastery and the cable car system called Ngong Ping 360 which gives a fabulous view. But, I’m not here to talk to you about Lantau Island. I go every time I head back to Hong Kong but this time, I decided to switch it up and go to another island, a smaller one. I’ve always wanted to go to the 3 other smaller islands: Cheung Chau, Ping Chau and Lamma Island.
I chose Lamma Island because there was an easier hiking trail so it wouldn’t be too hard for my mom either. Some may know Lamma Island, because it had a serious ferry collision last months ago which caused some people to die. However, we still decided to go. The deal with Lamma Island is that you can get there from one bay and then the hiking trail ends at the other bay, so that way you can take the ferry from both sides. We took the ferry from Aberdeen and headed out to Yung Shue Wan.
Along the way to Yung Shue Wan, it was just beautiful. We chose the warmest day in the two weeks I was there to go. When we got to the harbour, it was a beautiful path lined with bicycles on both side.
You walk past restaurants with lines and lines of fresh seafood in the tanks. Then you walk further in and its markets with food, wine, decorations, accessories.
Right after a good chunk of this, we reach the beach.
Just after the beach, we start our hike when it starts getting into a lot of trees and just starts having a bit more of an uphill climb. Here’s where its amazing. Flowers, trees and a beautiful view from up in the mountain. There were rarely any barriers on the path and we had a blazing sun on us.
When we finally reached the other side, this side is called Sok Kwu Wan where we took our ferry back to the Central.
I haven’t talked to you about Central just yet but no worries, its the next part after Lamma Island. As you see, this island has so many aspects worth mentioning so its getting just a bit more attention. Expect them by the rest of the evening! I’m working hard to condense then into two more parts.