About 2 hours.
Difficulty: 3/10. Flat and paved.
Appreciation: 7/10. Nice relaxing walk.Transportation: Take Cheung Chau ferry from Pier 5 in Central. Ferry every half hour, alternating between regular (an hour to Cheung Chau) and fast ferry (half and hour).
Why it's worth it:
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|Right off the ferry, go straight, slightly to your right to the main piazza.|
|On the piazza, head left. You'll go buy restaurants and a few food stalls. Good stuff to be had there but you came here to walk, right?|
|After just 2 minutes walk, you'll have crossed to the other side of the island, arriving at Tong Wan Beach. Go straight and turn right onto the path following the beach front.|
|Keep going by and around the hotel.|
|Around the restaurant and to the beach path.|
|On the paved beach path. Going up about mid-beach.|
|Going up the path.|
|Head left here. There's a small temple nearby, have a quick visit and pay respect to the hiking gods (if there is such a thing)|
|Head left into the mini great wall. Basically, it's just a fancily paved path with a stone railing. |
Nice see views along the way.
|At the pavilion, take the path down on the right.|
|You'll eventually reach a set of stairs. You will want to take the stairs and go up on your right.|
But before you do so, you can take 10 minutes and go to the end of the path where you'll get a nice view and some interesting rock formations.
|After the stairs, after a short walk up. Go straight .|
|You'll reach a somewhat out-of-place housing development (complete with a pool) surrounded by a wall. Follow the wall and turn left at the end (by the electrical box) on Don Bosco Road.|
|Head right. On the left if just some private compound.|
|You are in sight of Nam Tam Wan and its small beach with a Tin Hau temple. |
Don't take the first left, keep going straight.
|This one you can go down on your left towards the beach and Tin Hau temple.|
|The temple by the beach. looks like a private hour. The path is actually on your right, before the temple.|
Go have a look at the temple and when ready, go up the path.
|Stay on the left there.|
|Follow the main road on the left still.|
|Stay on the main road (Peak Road), keep right.|
|You'll eventually reach a pavilion. There's a map there to guide you. But if you take Middle Road down on the right, you can\s really get lost; you'll be back to the pier in 10 minutes. |
Sample some of the local food before heading back to Central.