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Peng Chau lies at the east sea of Lantau Island, north of Hei Ling Chau, was an island with prosperous industry in sixties. You could overlook the whole at the hilltop.

Peng Chau - A trail for hiking in Hong Kong

Peng Chau
Distance: 7.0 Km
Duration: 3.5 hours
Diff.:

1.5

Scn.:

3.5

Start: Ferry, Central to Peng Chau, or from Discovery Bay (Nim Shue Wan)

End: Ferry, Peng Chau to Central, or to Discovery Bay (Nim Shue Wan)

From the pier, the trail could be divided into the south and the north sections for Finger Hill and Fisherman Rock respectively.

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Tung Wan

From the pier, the trail starts by following Lo Peng Street straight on the right. Head to Tin Hau Tample, it traces Wing On Street on the right. Not far ahead, follow Chi Yan Lane on the left at the signpost to Finger Hill. After joining Chi Yan Street, head it to the left to Tung Wan. As the landform of Peng Chau is annular, the right Finger Hill and the left hill with a transmitting station that form a gap toward the sea could be seen from the center of Tung Wan. Look far to the east, even Hong Kong Island is also within your sight in a clear day.

Along Lo Peng St.

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Tung Wan

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Finger Hill

From Tung Wan, retrace the steps along Chi Yan Street to the previous junction you have just passed. At the junction, still follow Chi Yan Street. Head to Peng Chau Playground then trace the lane on the left beside the playground, it is gradually up. Passing through Wai Tsai Street Public Toilet, the trail starts the uphill path. Up ahead not far, take the left fork at the first junction, then soon follow the left path to Finger Hill at the second junction. It ascends the flight of concrete steps up to the hilltop. At the top, it offers a panoramic view over the north of Peng Chau and Discovery Bay beneath the hill of Lo Fu Tau in Lantau Island.

Peng Chau Playground

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The full view over Peng Chau

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Lookout Pavilion

Follow the left flight of steps downhill, it then joins the concrete road. Descend the road to the right, then follow the concrete side-path on the left. Along the path, it gradually opens up and finally leads to the lookout pavilion, which is named as "Pavilion at The Ends of the Earth". Approaching to the end of the cape and looking around, it seems to be surrounded by the sea and is agreeable for the light sea wind. On the very clear day in the early summer with the blue sky and the white clouds like cottons, toward the east, it offers the splendid full view over Lamma Island, Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Tsing Yi from the south to the north of Hong Kong. Trace the muddy path on the right before the pavilion, it leads down to the coast opposite to Ngan Chau, a very small island. When the tide is being down, the stone bank linking the small island appears. Afterward, return to the pavilion then retrace the steps to the junction of the concrete road.

Along the road down

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Lookout Pavilion

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A clear sunny day

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Nam Wan

Continuing on along the concrete road to the left, it slowly descends to Peng Chau Pumping Station. Ascend the short flight of steps on the right, not far ahead, follow the left path at the junction. After passing through the woods and some houses, the coastal villages in Nam Wan could be seen on the left. Head to Shan Teng Tsuen Public Toilet, at the junction by the toilet, descend the path on the left to the coastal avenue of Nam Wan. Along the avenue to the left, it could lead to the ruin of Shing Lei Lime Kiln Factory. Afterward, follow the coastal avenue to the right, it in the end returns to Lo Peng Street beside the pier.

Up the right steps

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Overlook Hei Ling Chau

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Fisherman Rock

Along Lo Peng Street to Tin Hau Tample again, the trail follows the lane at the left-front beside Tin Hau Tample. Through Kam Fa Temple Garden, it joins Ho King Street ahead then descends to the coast of Tung Wan. Afterward, along the coastal path to the left, passing the pavilion at the seaside and further going ahead a bit, it follows the left concrete path at the junction according to the signpost for the way to Fisherman Rock Lookout Pavilion. The trail cuts through the woods and passes some house. Head to the junction, take the left fork to the transmitting station. Along the path passing the entry of the transmitting station, it leads down to Fisherman Rock Lookout Pavilion.

Kam Fa Temple Garden

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Still head the path down, it soon comes to the junction of Peng Yu Path along the coast. Trace the right short path at the junction, it leads to the small sandbank in front of Fisherman Rock. For the sea wind, the gentle surf skirting the shore and the strong sea odor, it is delightful and relaxed. In the sunset, overlook to the north, the scenic view over Disneyland and Tsing Ma Bridge are within the sight. Afterward, return to the junction and continue to follow Yu Peng Path, it winds along the north coast of the island. Finally, it joins Peng Lei Road then head it to the left to return to the pier.

Down to the shore

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The pavilion of Fisherman Rock

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Summary

There is lack of high hill in Peng Chau, but it offers plenty of nature view on the rocky shores. By overlooking Peng Chau at the hilltop, it is recognized to be a small island. However, it recorded the history of the industry developed in the island in prosperous years. Although the years will return no more, it fortunately remains a few precious vestiges and the original manners. The vitality and the enthusiasm of the past people will continue forever in Hong Kong.

Text : Horace

Last Update : 07.06.2016

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