Cheung Chau 長洲

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Cheung Chau (長洲) is a small island, which is 10 km southwest of Hong Kong Island, is also nicknamed as the 'dumbbell island' for its shape. It has been inhabited for longer than most other places in the territory of Hong Kong, with a population of about 23,000 up to 2006. The popular annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival in April/May is a festival celebrating the birth of a Chinese god, which includes a parade of floats, most famously including young children dressed as famous characters doing impossible balancing acts. Competition on climbing of bun tower is also the key programme on the festival. It last for seven days and attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the island. Remember to try the "Lucky Bun (平安包)", which is only available during the festival in the island. Website: Nearest MTR Station: Hong Kong (Exit F). The exit is connected to IFC Mall. Then it's about 5 minutes walk to Central Ferry Pier to take ferry to Cheung Chau Discuss more

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