Peng Chau is one of the islands in Hong Kong, which can be accessed from Central by ferry. Convenient as going to Cheung Chau and Lamma Island where they are more popular among tourists, although a TV drama long time ago had a story here.
I first visited the island more than a decade ago, and did go back for several times. However, my footprint was still limited to Finger Hill and the coast on the east until I reached Old Fisherman’s Rock, the northern part of the island yesterday.
The only reason for getting here is to enjoy a 180-degree cityscape and landscape, including Disneyland opposite to the island, bridges, skyscrapers in Kowloon and on Hong Kong Island, as well as other islands like Lamma Island, when the weather is fine. Make sure you take a panorama photo before you leave Peng Chau.
A local resident whom I met on the island last year had retired from his job in Britain, and told me about some stories on Peng Chau. Long long time ago, there was in fact a big stone like a finger on Finger Hill, however it was replaced by the pavilion. Ridiculous. The beach used to consist of white sands but now it is yellow sand. Reclamation once took place here too!
Peng Chau is not really a place for tourists but travelers since there are not so many shops, cafes and bars. Besides, there are no places recommended before the above Finger Hill and Old Fisherman’s Rock. Thus it may be boring for tourists but interesting for travelers. That’s why so many people flock to Cheung Chau and Lamma Island. If you prefer simple life and find it fun, Peng Chau is for you.