Famous for its annual Bun Festival, which coincides with Visak (Buddha’s Birthday), Cheung Chau has more history than would otherwise seem possible for a relatively small coastal island settlement. Nicknamed the 'dumbbell island' due to its shape, it has been inhabited for longer than most places in the territory with historic temples, rock carvings, and a famous pirates hideout. Missionaries used Cheung Chau as a leave center from the early twentieth century, and links still persist in the number of religious organizations with retreats on the island. Pleasant coastal paths, coastal and island views, seafood restaurants, beaches and an absence of cars make Cheung Chau a delight for tourists. Join us for a great morning out with leading local historian Jason Wordie followed by optional seafood lunch at shared expense.
DateApril 9, 2019
Time 8:20 AM - 12:30 PM
LocationCheung Chau Ferry Pier Number 5, in front of IFC Mall
Additional InfoAWA activities are open to AWA members, their partners and guests. All participants must be 18 years or older to take part