Hong Kong islands - unknown places.
Posted on 18 March 2019
Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China and a prosperous international metropolis. Hong Kong is the third largest financial center in the world and one of the four Asian dragons.
There's a stereotype that most people come here for getting drunk in Lan Kwai Fong, shopping in Causeway Bay, or taking photos at Victoria Harbour, but in fact, if you only want to buy things in Hong Kong, or visit the famous attractions in Hong Kong, then it will be the biggest regret if you are traveling to Hong Kong. There are many hidden attractions in Hong Kong that people still don’t know about.
So, let us show you a different side of Hong Kong.
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Cheung Chau is a beautiful island of Hong Kong. The interesting thing is that there’s no land-based public transportation on the island, and if you want to travel there, you have to walk through the island, but the whole island is not that big and it only takes an hour to ride a bicycle around the island.
The west of the island is a fishing port, as well as local products, seafood, and international food shops and accommodations; and the west of the island is a famous bathing beach and a windsurfing sports resort. There are several monuments in the north and south of the island. If you wanna find a quiet and comfortable place in Hong Kong, then don’t miss this island!
Yantian Tsai is a Hakka village which takes only 15 minutes from Saigon Pier by boat, and the whole village believes in Catholicism. Now, most of the villagers have left the island, you can hardly see people here.
Visiting through the broken glass and the crackling old door, the left villagers abandoned a lot of daily necessities, such as radio, kitchen utensils, TV sets, and beds. There’s a century-old Catholic Church that still welcomes people to visit, and the abandoned primary school has been transformed into a museum which tells the histories of this village. If you are interested in the quaint and quiet village, do come here.
Sunset Peak (869 m), featuring gorgeous sunset views and is the third highest mountain in Hong Kong. Sunset peak is a good place to see miscanthus, which we call it the golden ocean, it basically grows the best in the winter, so it makes November and December the best time to visit sunset peak.
There are also some abandoned stone houses in the sunset peak. It is said that the stone houses were built in the 1920s and it was a summer resort for foreigners, but it is now abandoned.
If you want to take good pictures or discover the stone houses, we highly recommend sunset peak for visiting in November and December.
Choi Hung Estate is a public housing area which was built in 1962. Choi hung refers to the rainbow. The outer walls painted with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple which make it the most attractive estate. As early as 1965, Choi Hung Estate was awarded the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Silver Award for its unique design award. It's a great place for photography if you love taking good photos, then it's the go-to place.
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