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Nine hidden Hong Kong islands

2014-07-09 15:01:39

(Time Out Beijing)


Tung Ping Chau

Rockin' rocks and super sunrises

The striking island of Tung Ping Chau (also known as Ping Chau) lies in the very far northeast of Hong Kong and is formed from 'new' sedimentary rock, resulting in a brightly coloured, multi-layered and exceptionally photogenic landscape that is perfect for fossil-spotting. The area also has a diverse ecosystem – it's protected as a Country Park, Marine Park, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is also listed in Unesco's Global Geoparks Network.

Spend your day clambering cliffs or by walking the six-kilometre, looping Peng Chau Country Trail, before taking a dip in the island's crystal clear waters – look out for colourful fish, crabs, coral and even sea urchins. You can then fuel up at one of the weekend restaurants.

Camping is another popular way to see Tung Ping Chau, especially as a way to enjoy some of the best sunrises in the whole territory.

Don't miss The incredible wave-cut rock platforms bordering the island's shores. Or the ferry home – there are only two a week!

Get there The ferry leaves from Ma Liu Shui pier (near University MTR station) at 9am and 3.30pm on Saturdays, 9am on Sundays. It returns from Tung Ping Chau at 5.15pm on Saturday and Sunday. A round trip costs 90HKD and takes one hour and 40 minutes each way. See formore information

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