Cheung Chau or ‘The Dumbell Island’, nicknamed so because of its shape, is one amongst several islands comprising the landscape of Hong Kong. Lying at a distance 10 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong, it is only a ferry’s ride away from the Central ferry pier. Ranging from picturesque beaches to cycle rides and to the delicious seafood, Cheung Chau has everything for a perfect picnic spot.
Despite its small area, Cheung Chau has been one of Hong Kong’s most popular island getaways owing to the disparate attractions it has on offer. The ferry ride to the island is an adventure in itself. The walk through Cheung Chau is filled with sights of fruit and vegetable stands, herbal shops and street food. The east side of the island embraces a couple of beautiful beaches which are the spot to be on a hot day while the Southern end is home to the ‘Mini Great Wall’, a trail that overlooks the South China Sea.