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Cheung Chau

Cheng Chau is a beautiful island that is located in the Hong Kong territory at 10 kilometers from the southwestern part. Its name literally means “Long Island” but locals called the place as a “Dumbbell Island” because of its peculiar form. The territory is pretty important in Hong Kong because it housed a considerable group of inhabitants for many years; more than any other place in the city.

In the past, the island of Cheng Chau was an important fishing village and few fishing fleets are operating in the harbor nowadays. In recent years, the island of Cheun Chau has included several shops and modern houses in the central part. In addition, the small city has become one of the most principal attractions of Hong Kong thanks to its culture, stunning beaches, bars and restaurants.

Laguna Hong Kong Tourists can find several Temples in Cheung Chau. For example, we can mention the Pak Tai Temple, the well-preserved temples that were built in honor to Tin Hau, the Pak She Tin Hau and the Kwan Kung Chung Yi Ting Temple. However, Visitors can see other important landmarks in the area such as the Rock carving that is considered as an important monument in Hong Kong, the Cheung Po Tsai pirate’s lair and the great Tung Wan beaches.

There is a worldwide famous festival called The Cheung Chau Bun Festival. This festivity is considered as one of the most important festivals in Hong Kong because it includes several cultural characteristics in its celebration. For instance, tourists can enjoy a magnificent parade of colorful floats and children dressed with varied costumes.

This Festival is held every year on each Fourth Lunar Month; from the 5th until the 8th day. The rural communities organize amazing events and activities. There are other important countries that carry on this tradition such as Guangdong, Sichuan, Fujian and Taiwan. This Festival has been celebrated for almost 100 years.

That is why local people consider this festivity as sacred. The Cheung Chau Bun Festival attracts thousands of tourists from different parts of China and the rest of the world each year; turning tourism into a significant economic contribution to the area.

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