Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hiking: A Day on Lamma Island

Lamma Island is a great place to escape the concrete jungle of Hong Kong and it is only a short ferry ride away. There are great trails to explore and most are family friendly. It felt good to get away with the AWA hiking group and unwind, exhale, and relax for a few hours.

We met up in Central and took the #70 bus to Aberdeen where we caught the Lamma Island ferry at Aberdeen Pontoon.

From Aberdeen we arrived in the small village of Mo Tat Wan and were greeted by a couple of friendly dogs and this lovely little beach.

We followed the scenic coast path around the first big hill, Ling Kok Shan, passing through a couple villages on our way to Sok Kwu Wan.

Sok Kwu Wan is a farm fishing village that also has very nice restaurants and the Tin Hau Temple. You can also catch the ferry back to Central from here.

Near the Sok Kwu Wan Bay beach are the Kamikaze Caves which were supposedly built during WWII by the Japanese to house speed boats that could be used on suicide missions. The war ended before the caves were finished, so they were never actually used.

Along the path to Yung Shue Wan, we passed Lookout Pavilion which overlooks the closed quarry.

Our hiking day need in the village of Yung Shue Wan, the main populated living area on Lamma Island and where we had plenty of options for lunch on the waterfront before catching the ferry back to Central.

I first did the Lamma Island hike with the SWIC hiking group on Thanksgiving Day in 2015. We did the hike in reverse and it was just as good.

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  1. What a gorgeous day trip, and interesting place to hike.

    1. It's definitely a place worth going back to.


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