Tung Ping Chau

Tung Ping Chau Hike

mapThe easternmost island of Hong Kong is formed entirely of sedimentary rocks with a variety of marine abrasion landforms along its coast. The shores of this level island are decorated with colourful laminations of the top rock shale and many other natural wonders. Included in the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark, Tung Ping Chau is an esteemed museum of geomorphology. Follow the simple trail around the island for a tour of its most popular attractions.

Starting Point — Tung Ping Chau Public Pier

Tung Ping Chau Public Pier

Cham Keng Chau

Turn right at the pier then follow the trail in the woods until the view broadens. Greeted by the boundless ocean and distinctively stratified shale bed, you will find Cham Keng Chau on your right. The spur, originally attached to the island, broke off from continuous erosion and a natural corridor took shape. Walk along the natural passage between the sharp cliffs and enjoy the refreshing cool breeze.

Cham Keng Chau

Lung Lok Shui

Return to the trail and walk for 30 minutes until you see a 100-metre-long band of rock stretching off the coast from the hillside. With its triangular edges, it looks as though a dragon is making its way down into the ocean. This unique landform is carved from the differential wave erosion of two rock layers.

Lung Lok Shui

Lan Kwo Shui

Return again to the trail until you reach Lan Kwo Shui after a walk in the woods. As its name suggests, the whole wave-cut platform under the cliff is submerged at high tide. The waves unceasingly flush in even at low tide, making it difficult to pass (‘lan kwo’). (Note: Passing through Lan Kwo Shui along the coast can be very dangerous. To ensure safety, please follow the Ping Chau Country Trail when tides are over a metre high.)

Lan Kwo Shui

Kang Lau Shek

Clearing Lan Kwo Shui, you will reach the easternmost tip of Tung Ping Chau. A pair of two-storey-high sea stacks majestically stands on a wave-cut platform like the island’s watchtowers. During low tide, the platform becomes an intertidal paradise for small fish, urchins and sea cucumbers.

Kang Lau Shek

End Point — Tung Ping Chau Public Pier

How to get there
To the starting point:
From MTR University Station Exit B, take a taxi to Ma Liu Shui Ferry Pier and board a ferry. The journey takes around 1.5 hours. This ferry service operates only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

From the end point:
Board a ferry at Tung Ping Chau Public Pier. There is only one ferry back to Ma Liu Shui each day so don't miss it. This ferry service operates only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

For the ferry service schedule, please refer to the Transport Department website.
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