Cheung Chau is a dumbbell shaped island, located ten km southwest of Hong Kong Island. A 55-minute ferry ride away from central Hong Kong, the centre of the island is well developed with shops and houses but its harbour remains strongly entrenched in its fishing village roots. It may look tiny but Cheung Chau has quite a few surprises, from the hiding place of ... More>an infamous 19th century pirate to a mini Great Wall. Brimming with history, the island is also home to numerous temples including Pak Tai Temple, one of the oldest temples in Hong Kong (built in 1783). However, it is the island’s annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival which will really catch your attention – a four-day festival that sees traditional lion and dragon dances as well as ‘floating’ children (costumed kids suspended in the air).