9 Fun Things To Do In Peng Chau, Hong Kong On Your Summer Holidays

7 Fun Things To Do In Peng Chau, Hong Kong To Conclude Your Summer Holidays
Adrian Chew
Adrian Chew
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There are many islands in Hong Kong. Among them are Lantau Island, Cheung Chau and Lamma Island. Have you heard of Peng Chau, another island near Hong Kong? It is a tiny island and you will be surprised with what it has to offer. Time to enjoy the beautiful scenery from Finger Hill, enjoy seafood at Peng Chau Seacoast and visit the historic old Lime Kiln and Match Factory. This island is different from other islands around Hong Kong, find out more about the best things to do in the area!

1. Seven Sisters Temple

HK PengChau Seven Sisters Temple
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Seven Sisters Temple is one of the major attractions in Peng Chau. It is also known as Chek Tset Temple. If you wonder what Seven Sisters refers to, it actually refers to the deities that assist in conceiving children. It sounds strange but the locals believe in the deities and worship them. There is even a festival related to the Seven Sisters, which is celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh month on the Chinese calendar.

Therefore, newly married couples or couples that are yet to have any children will come here and seek blessings from the deities. The temple looks colorful from the outside and you need to take pictures of it.

Seven Sisters Temple

Address: Pak Wan, Peng Chau, Outlying Islands

Website: Seven Sisters Temple

2. Finger Hill

HK FingerHill TrigonometrialStation
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The best place to get a bird’s eye view of the entire Peng Chau Island is from Finger Hill. To get there, you need to start from The Family Trail, which is located near the ferry pier. Finger Hill is just uphill from The Family Trail and you will find your way easily. The best time to go is near sunset, when you will get to see the magnificent views of the surrounding area. From this point, you can also see the Hong Kong Disneyland, Tung Wan as well as Tsing Ma Bridge. Everything is just spectacular and you need to bring your camera along.

Finger Hill

Address: Peng Chau Family Walk, Peng Chau, Hong Kong

Website: Finger Hill

3. Peng Yu Path

Hiking trail
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Finger Hill is not the only point of interest that offers you a panoramic view of Peng Chau. You will be surprised to see the beautiful beach, Old Fishermen’s Rock as well as the vast ocean while walking along the Peng Yu Path. This attraction is popular among local hikers as well as tourists. The one thing that stands out is the odd shaped rock near the beach. The beach is relatively quiet most of the time and you will rarely see anyone here.

Peng Yu Path

Address: Peng Yu Path, Peng Chau, Hong Kong

Website: Peng Yu Path

4. Former Peng Chau Theater

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Take a moment to imagine what was like in the past. Head over to Wai Tsai Street and you will come across an old building. It is a former theater in Peng Chau. If you want to have a look inside, forget it as it is closed to the public. What you get to see is just the faded building and the theater signage.

Former Peng Chau Theater

Address: 15 Wai Tsai Street, Peng Chau, Outlying Islands

Website: Former Peng Chau Theater

5. Tin Hau Temple

Tin Hau Temple, Peng Chau, Hong Kong
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This temple is very common in Hong Kong. There are many Tin Hau temples around Hong Kong, so it is not a surprise to see one here. The temple is meant to honor the Goddess of Sea, also known as Tin Hau. The locals, especially fishermen, believe that Tin Hau is their protector. During the Tin Hau Festival, the locals will celebrate by visiting the temple, take part in parades as well as Cantonese opera performances. If you happen to be here at that time, you will get to see the how the locals celebrate the festival.

Tin Hau Temple

Address: 69B Peng Chau Wing On St, Peng Chau, Hong Kong

6. Former Lime Kiln and Match Factory

Old site of Shing Lei Lime Kiln Factory, Peng Chau (Hong Kong)
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Do you know that Peng Chau used to be a lime kiln and match hub in the past? As of today, only the Lime Kiln Factory can be seen. In those days, lime kiln was used to produce lime and is widely used in ship maintenance, construction and paper making. There are only two buildings left in Peng Chau and you can visit them and take photos as remembrance. Get close to see its abandoned doorplate and the remains of the building. You need to walk from the ferry pier, if you want to visit this point of interest.

As for the Match Factory, you can still see the marker stone. In the past, the stone was used to mark the factory boundaries. Only factory workers could access the site at that time. You will be amazed by the stones as each is marked with numbers. The Match Factory Marker Stone is located near Kam Peng Estate, a residential area.

Former Lime Kiln and Match Factory

Address: 2, Nam Wan Shan Ting Tsuen

Website: Former Lime Kiln and Match Factory

7. Lung Mo Temple

Lung Mo Temple, Peng Chau (Hong Kong)
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The biggest temple on Peng Chau is Lung Mo Temple. It is also known as Dragon Mother Temple. Every year on the eighth day of the fifth month on the lunar calendar, locals and residents will celebrate the Dragon Mother’s Birthday. The locals believe that Dragon Mother will bring good luck to them. According to legend, when a person touches the dragon bed, he or she will have good luck and fortune. The temple is located on Chi Yan Street and you definitely need to check it out.

Lung Mo Temple

Address: G/F, 15 Chi Yan Street, Tung Wan, Peng Chau, Outlying Islands

Website: Lung Mo Temple

8. Tino Club Thai Restaurant

Seafood fried rice
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Although Peng Chau is a small island, you can also find a Thai restaurant here. Look at the picture above. The food is just too tempting and you need to try it at Tino Club Thai Restaurant. If you want to order some drinks, you can order beer as it is quite reasonable. Among the Thai dishes you need to try are the seafood fried rice, Thai green curry chicken and the vegetarian meals. It is a good place to relax and have your meal if you are waiting for your ferry or after a long day out under the hot sun.

Tino Club Thai Restaurant

Address: 38 C Wing Hing Street, Peng Chau, Hong Kong

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday (12noon-9pm), Closed on Monday

9. Peng Chau Seacoast

Lemon chicken
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Apart from Tino Club Thai Restaurant, there is another must visit restaurant in Peng Chau. It is a Chinese restaurant, where you can enjoy fresh and mouth-watering seafood. For kids, there are various dishes on offer such as lemon chicken, fried noodles and many others. You will easily find this restaurant as it is just near the Peng Chau Ferry Pier. Besides, you can spot the signboard with its name from afar. After a full day touring around the island, you can have a great meal and relax.

Peng Chau Seacoast

Address: Shop PC2, Ferry Pier,, Lo Peng St, Peng Chau, Hong Kong

Opening Hours: Wednesday-Monday (7.30am-4am), Closed on Tuesday

Facebook page: Peng Chau Seacoast

An island to explore and experience yourself

Peng Chau is worth visiting to conclude your summer vacation. There is plenty to see, do and experience on this island. If you are looking for fresh seafood, then you are in the right place. Apart from that, there are various unique temples in Peng Chau. If you want to learn the history and culture of the island, Peng Chau is the ideal destination for you. For your next vacation, consider this island on your list.

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