One of Hong Kong’s hidden gems, Peng Chau is rarely listed on the tourist sites, so rather than hordes of crowds, you’ll find ancient temples, rustic restaurants and lovely beaches here.
Given the island only measures a square kilometer, it’s hard to wander too far on Peng Chau, but we recommend exploring the winding streets and hiking trails to work up an appetite for your lunchtime feast.
Head up to Finger Hill, the highest point on the island, which offers great views of both Hong Kong island and Disney Land – what more could you want? If hiking isn’t for you, why not wander along the Peng Chau Heritage Trail that takes you past an old lime kiln and gives an insight into Peng Chau’s industrial heritage?
As with most Hong Kong islands, there are a number of seafood restaurants worth checking out, and a must-try is the Shrimp Paste – it’s a local delicacy. The most surprising thing about this island is its French restaurant Les Copains d’abord – a lovely French-owned bistro with a sunny terrace. We have friend who heads to Peng Chau for this French restaurant alone -testament enough to how fab it is.
How to get there: Ferries leave from Central Pier 6 to Peng Chau and takes around 30 minutes. Find more info on prices and times here.