Hong Kong is not a country, it is an island. They operate under the principle of “One Country, Two Systems” of China. Hence, it is named as Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.
Hong Kong is best known as shopping paradise with its fast economic structure built in the globe. However, there is so much more to Hong Kong than shopping. Here are the 5 (five) things to do in Hong Kong for your Day 1. It is advisable to plan this in your Day 3 trip should you will be staying in Hong Kong more than 4 (four) days.
Cheung Chau island is another small island in approximate 10 kilometers of Hong Kong. To commute to Cheung Chau, there is no other way than riding a ferry. Embark your journey to Cheung Chau by taking “First Ferry” at any five main island routes (e.g. North Point-Hung Hom and North Point-Kowloon City as well as Central-Cheung Chau, Central-Mui Wo and Inter Islands such as the between of Peng Chau, Mui Wo, Chi Ma Wan and Cheung Chau.
Cheung Chau is renowned by its sandy beach, seafood and of course, the white steamed buns with different flavours and a stamp of Chinese character for safety “平安”
1. Try out Cheung Chau Steamed Bun
Weird it may seem, but these buns have its special day in Cheung Chau. Every year, Cheung Chau Da Jiu Festival will be held no matter rain or shine. On this festival, you can see competitors climbing up to a tower of these buns. According to their tradition, the more buns you can grab from the tower, the luckier you can be.
2. Lay on the Beach
Beach in Cheung Chau has no entrace fees and they have lifesafe guard all the time. It is suitable for sufing and swimming. Tung Wan beach is the major beach in Cheung Chau. You can purchase swimming suits when you get to the beach but it could possibly cost you a lot more than you thought.
3. Rent a bike and ride
Bikes are the main mode of transportation in Cheung Chau. You can easily rent a bike when you are in the island.
4. Traditional Cafes (Cha Chaan Teng)
5. Seafood feast
In Cheung Chau, there is a seafood street. It serves freshly caught seafood. Visitors are welcomed to walk along the street and hunt for their ideal restaurant only then enjoy.
• Remember to ask for the calculation for seafood price before deciding to patronize