Tung Ping Chau is one of my favourite places in Hong Kong. But while I enjoyed the scenery during a recent visit – such as mudstone cliffs and crags, beaches, and quiet hamlets amidst woodland – there was sadness too. Sadness because the hamlets were too quiet, with the few small stores that usually sold food and drink to visitors all closed. On some buildings and at several sites around the island there were big yellow banners with bold red writing complaining about government actions that had led to stores closing and caused other grievances.
tung ping chau
Exploring Hong Kong's islands, you can stroll along narrow streets, hike trails across hills and headlands, admire waterfalls, and relax on beaches.
Tung Ping Chau, Hong Kong
Info from Hong Kong's Great Outdoors
Island that’s as far from the rest of Hong Kong as you can get without needing your passport. Though just 2km long, and relatively flat, it makes for a rewarding day out. There’s a fine beach with coral heads just offshore (protected by a marine park); hamlets dot the island; trails include an easy circuit of the island.
Ferry from Ma Liu Shui, less than 10 minutes’ walk from KCR East Rail University Station; ferries depart Ma Liu Shui at 9am and 3.30pm on Saturdays and 9am Sundays and public holidays, with return ferries at 5.15pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Tung Ping Chau article on this site
There are many good birdwatching locations throughout Hong Kong.
Tung Ping Chau is set in the east of Mirs Bay.
Ferry companies serving islands in Hong Kong.
In time, perhaps, people in Hong kong will learn what true eco-tourism involves, and will expect and demand more from their tours.