Cheung Chau is a popular island retreat. Just a short 30-minute ferry ride from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong and you will arrive at this picturesque fishing village, which is home to 20,000 residents.
Cheung Chau is well-known for its non-nonsense village lifestyle – you will see older men gathered in groups, enjoying beers along the streets. And then hear the sound of mahjong tiles being shuffled competing with the constant banter and laughter of the players.
The island is best known for its Annual Bun Festival, where thousands gather to witness participants climb their way up the side of a 18m ‘bun tower’ in the name of better prosperity.