- Tour for 1 for $239
Alight from the ferry at Cheung Chau and head over to the Kwan Kung Pavilion. Tucked in the shadows of silver-barked cherry blossom trees, the temple is dedicated to Kwun Kung, a decorated general of the Han Dynasty who was later deified. Gaze upon the eight-foot statue of the general that stands in the temple as the heady scents of incense and the subtle perfume of cherry blossoms blends in the air. Continue the journey past the crimson Kwun Yam temple, walking along Cheung Chang Beach Road to the Mini Great Wall of Cheung Chau. Fashioned with granite railings similar to those of the Great Wall of Chine, the quaint coastal trail takes one past a number of oddly-shaped rocks scattered across the waters. Born from honeycomb weathering, a number of these rocks have developed grooves and shapes to resemble everyday objects, thus gaining names such as Tortoise Rock, Human Head-shaped Rock, Vase Rock, and more. Besides that, snap pictures of the Rock Carvings, a set of protected rocks that bear markings believed to have been made during the Bronze Age.
Next, shed the practicalities of daily life and delve into the rocky depths of Cheung Po Tsai Cave that was once believed to behome to number of treasures looted by the 18th Century infamous local pirate Cheung Po Tsai. A formidable figure, the pirate captain is said to have had a fleet of 600 ships under his command before he turned over a new leaf and enlisted as an officer with the Chinese Navy. Though empty of his treasures now, the cave is a winding maze of tunnels and hidey-holes that is sure to give one a taste of the swashbuckling pirate’s life. After dusting off the crumbles of rock and adventures of centuries past, take a walk along Sai Tai Road and pick up local local trinkets and crafts, or grab a quick bite of the Cheung Chau’s famed seafood cuisine, while the afternoons’s sun gently disappears and blue skies transcend into shades of indigo. Ending the adventure back in Hong Kong, watch as the midnight sky erupts in a crescendo of colours with a fireworks display along Victoria Harbour.
- 12.30pm: Assemble at the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui Public Pier. Depart for Cheung Chau
- Kwun Kung Pavilion
- Mini Great Wall, Seal Rock, and more
- Free and easy at Cheung Chau market or visit Cheung Po Tsai Cave
- Free and easy in Cheung Chau
- Dinner at own expenses
- 6.45pm: Watch National Day fireworks display at Victoria Harbour
- 10pm: Dismissal at pier