After breakfast we took the MRT to Central then caught a ferry to the small island of Cheung Chau. The fast ferry cost HK$10.5 each and the journey took 45 minutes. This small island is situated 10km south of Hong Kong. Streets are so narrow that only small sized motorised trucks are used on the island. Fishing boats and sampans fill the small harbour.
There is a sizeable fish market on the seafront as fishing is still the major local economy alongside tourism. Freshly caught fish can be enjoyed in the numerous small restaurants lining the water front. We enjoyed a walk through the village and visited the ornate Pak Tai Temple which is one of the oldest in Hong Kong and is ‘guarded’ by four pairs of lions.
We took the slower ferry back to Central, this proved more enjoyable and offered good photo opportunities along the coast from Kennedy Town back to Central. The slower ferry took just over an hour which wasn’t all that longer than the fast one and much cheaper.
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