Lamma Island Travel Guide
Tin Hau Temple
Nice place to visit when you want to get away from the big town life of HKG.
There would not be much to do if the weather was bad
In a nutshell
Escape Hong Kong city life and come for a hike or a swim!
Cheung Chau Island
If you enjoyed Lamma Island you may also be interested in checking out Cheung Chau, a small island with a traditional fishing village turned into a popular daytrip holiday destination. Compared to Lamma, Cheung Chau has a more local atmosphere and a stronger Chinese...
Lamma Fun Day
Lamma Fun Day is a family-oriented festival that is held each fall. It is a great way to spend a day away from the hustle bustle of Hong Kong.Activities include face painting, games for children, a volleyball tournament, live music and a market area where locals sell...
Tin Hau temple at Sok Kwu Wan village
You will see Tin Hau tepmle near pier in Sok Kwu Wan village, right after the restaurants (or before if you come from opposite direction). Its history dates back to 1826 when it was built and laters, in 2004 has been restored after fire. It is small building and it keeps...
relax at the beach... with interesting view
It looks idyllic here (at Hung Shing Yeh beach) - as long as your view is oriented toward Mount Tei Tong. And it does invite you to sit on the rock or lay on the sand... even if it's not too hot like it was those days in end of February. Then it was not too cool to get shoes...
Sok Kwu Wan village at Lamma island
You enter or depart Lamma from this village in secluded bay, surrounded by rather steep slopes covered by forest. Its name in English means 'Picnic bay' and it is on the eastern side of the island. You can have very good view from the 'sightseeing' trail towards the village...
Life of a local lobster
Plenty of excellent fresh seafood here to find near both ferry stations on Lamma island - of course if you like that food, this will be heaven to you. Must try!But other than that... fauna in aquaruim looks quite wild and colorful. Lobsters grow large here and there are...
eat and go hiking from yung shue wan to sok kwu wa
From Yung Shue Wan Pier, we ate breakfast at sampan seafood restaurant and it was really good food. After breakfast me and my family went to Sok Kwu Wan Pier by walking/hiking (1 1/2 hrs walk), it was our first experience for my family and you will never get bored because of...
I was quite surprised to have seen this windmill, the only one in Hong Kong I think. It reminds me of my VT Ilocos trip back in the Philippines. The view of Lamma winds from the Pavilion is great, including the sorrounding seas and the neigboring islands.
Best Kebab and Pizza: Don't Miss the Pizza
This restaurant is owned by a friendly Turkish national. We met him on our way to the island aboard the ferry. He invited and informed us that the restaurant is cheaper than seafoods restos, and he was right.
I love pizza! I tried the Four Seasons Pizza, great! For my...
Han Lok Yuen: The Best Thing to Eat on Lamma Island
If you're a foodie, you would know that the best thing to eat on this island would be a roasted feral bird and not the seafood. Many locals would recommend you the famous Han Lok Yuen ‘Pigeon’ Restaurant which can be a real pain in the butt to find. Here's the reasons...
Ferries from Hong Kong Island
Ferries to Lamma Island leave from pier number 4 in Central on Hong Kong Island frequently throughout the day from early morning to late in the evening.Ferries from Central go to two ports on Lamma Island: the main village of Yung Shue Wan in the north-west of the island and...
Getting to the island
At the main ferry terminal in Hong Kong are 7 piers. Pier 6 had ferries departing to Lamma Island. You can use your Octopus card for this trip if you do not feel like paying cash. The ride did not take that long (well under an hour). You can take the ferry to Yung Shue Wan...
Several to Choose From: Arts and Crafts on Lamma
Lamma is a peaceful island without roads or tall buildings. The laid back atmosphere has attracted lots of "hippy" expatriates seeking a more peaceful existence. Some of these residents have opened craft stores. Most of them are concentrated in the village of Yung Shue Wan, although there are also a handful of shops elsewhere on the island.
These shops are a good place to buy handmade goods such as soaps, clothing, jewelry, art and home decor. Many of the shops feature crafts from other regions in Asia, including India and Thailand. Walk around the streets of Yung Shue Wan and you will find several great shops to browse.
What to buy: Clothing, jewelry, art, handicrafts, soaps, home decor.
What to pay: Most items are relatively inexpensive. US$10-US$20 for a handmade cap, lots of small artsy items for under US$20.
Written May 23, 2006
Address: Yung Shue Wan and other locales on the island
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- Arts and Culture
Heads up for food poisoning
I've just come back from Lamma island (18/09/2011) and I have had some symptoms of food poisoning. Although it's too early to be sure which kind of food poisoning I have, I suspect it happened in Tai Yuen Seafood Restaurant, where I had only a small crab, the only sea food I...
It is alomst all perfect in Lamma, except those soaring views of huge power plant near Yung Shue Wan from many angles. Therefore I'd say you preferably start your island trail in Yung Shue Wan into Sok Kwu Wan direction rather than vice versa - because if you walk this...
Vegetarian Meal at Lamma- No No
When visiting the Giant BUddha, you will need to purchase the admission ticket. They will ask whether you want a vegetarian meal , if yes, you need to top up your ticket .
So we did top up and hoping for a ice vegetarian meal. After all it was in a temple, the veg there should be nice. But to my surprice it was very very aweful. Just like a normal" mixed rice" vegetables.Very dissapointed.
Even without top up. You will still get free "tau foo fa" and other deeseert eg : green tea pudding, red bean pudding, cord pudding. They are all very tasty.
Written Sep 25, 2005
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- Religious Travel
visit organic herbs garden at Lamma Island
There's organic garden called Herboland near Hung Shing Ye Beach which displays variety of local and otherwise herbs, vegetables, fruits and a few rabbits. All nicely organized and pleasant with decorative bottles with names of the plants by each bed so that you can learn on...
Catching the Sunset
A yellow setting sun spilled a neat golden streak on the calm waters of the South China sea... It was a moment that made my all-day hike well worth the effort...
You don't really need a map because there's only limited number of roads and streets - and if you'll walk the trail between Yung Shue Wan ans Sok Kwu Wan there will be signs.You will come accross this large map at the piers when you come to Lamma. It's enough information for...
Many people take the ferry to this island in order to sample one of the seafood restaurants. I ate at Sok Kwu Wan before taking the ferry back to Hong Kong. There was an entire row of restaurants available. The seafood is typically swimming alive in a row of tanks on display...
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