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Photo of the ferry docks connecting Peng Chau to the outside world
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Photo of the ferry docks connecting Peng Chau to the outside world
Photo of Finger Hill taken from Tung Wan
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Photo of Finger Hill taken from Tung Wan
Photo looking towards Hong Kong taken from Tung Wan
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Photo looking towards Hong Kong taken from Tung Wan
Photo looking towards Discovery Bay taken on top of Finger Hill
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Photo looking towards Discovery Bay taken on top of Finger Hill

Peng Chau (坪洲 in pinyin: Píngzhōu; in Jyutping: ping4 zau1; literal meaning: "Flat Islet") is a small island located off the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island. Administratively, it is part of the Islands District of Hong Kong. Area: 0.98 km². (Photo taken by me, Edmond Kan, UserName: AnimeEd This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the photographer is credited. ... (Photo taken by me, Edmond Kan, UserName: AnimeEd This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the photographer is credited. ... (Photo taken by me, Edmond Kan, UserName: AnimeEd This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the photographer is credited. ... (Photo taken by me, Edmond Kan, UserName: AnimeEd This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the photographer is credited. ... (Photo taken by me, Edmond Kan, UserName: AnimeEd This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the photographer is credited. ... (Photo taken by me, Edmond Kan, UserName: AnimeEd This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the photographer is credited. ... (Photo taken by me, Edmond Kan, UserName: AnimeEd This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the photographer is credited. ... (Photo taken by me, Edmond Kan, UserName: AnimeEd This image is copyrighted and is not licenced under the GFDL. The licence holder allows anyone to use it for any non-commercial purpose, provided that the photographer is credited. ... Hanyu pinyin (Simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音; Traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音; Hanyu Pinyin: , lit. ... Jyutping (Traditional Chinese: 粵拼; Simplified Chinese: 粤拼; pinyin: yuèpÄ«n; Yale: yuhtpÄ«ng; Jyutping: jyut6ping3; sometimes spelled Jyutpin) is a romanization system for Standard Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) in 1993. ... Lantau Island, Hong Kong 22° 16′ 14″ N, 113° 57′ 10″ E Lantau Island (based on the local old name of Lantau Peak 爛頭 Làntóu, Ragged Head; 大嶼山 pinyin: DàyÇ” shān, Cantonese: Tai yue shan, Big Island Mountain), also Lantao, is the largest island in Hong Kong, located... The Islands District (離島區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ...


Peng Chau is known for its small island lifestyle, accessibility to fresh seafood, and many temples located around the island (including a Tin Hau temple built in 1792). The tallest point of the island is Finger Hill, which is 95m in height and provides hiking opportunities for those who seek them. Matsu (媽祖, pinyin: Māzǔ, Wade-Giles: Ma-tsu, lit. ...


As of April 2003, the island is undergoing land degradation restorative work.


Transportation

The main mode of transportation on the island is bicycle; there are no motor cars apart from small construction and emergency vehicles.


Peng Chau is accessible by a ferry (New World First Ferry) from Central on Hong Kong Island, or by ferries from Mui Wo, Chi Ma Wan and Cheung Chau, or by Kai-to ferries from Discovery Bay on Lantau Island. The Pride of Burgundy, a P&O Ferries car ferry on the Dover-Calais route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and sometimes their vehicles, on scheduled services. ... New World First Ferry (First Ferry) is a ferry company in Hong Kong. ... District slogan: none Location within Hong Kong S.A.R. (Click here for satellite image) District Council Chairman Chan Tak-chor Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 12. ... The night view of the Island side as seen from the Kowloon side - the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Island (Traditional Chinese: 香港島; Simplified Chinese: 香港岛; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dou2; Mandarin Pinyin: XiānggÇŽngdÇŽo) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory... Mui Wo (梅窩, lit. ... Chi Ma Wan (芝麻灣) is a bay on southeastern Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong. ... Cheung Chau (é•·æ´²; lit. ... Kai-to 街渡 (pronounced as 島) are a type of small, motorized ferries in Hong Kong mostly used to ferry passengers between the outlying islands of Lantau Island, Peng Chau, Cheung Chau, Lamma Island, among others, and to enclave villages in the Tolo Harbour, Double Haven, Port Shelter, etc. ... Discovery Bay (DB; Chinese: 愉景灣; Cantonese Yale: yùh gíng wān, Jyutping: jyu4 ging2 waan1; Mandarin Pinyin Yújǐng Wān) is a residential development in Hong Kong, located on the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island in the New Territories. ...


See also

The territory of Hong Kong consists of a mainland area and 236 islands. ... The following is a list of buildings, sites and areas in Hong Kong: List of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, with a partial list of their sub-areas and streets Hong Kong Island Central and Western Central Admiralty Kennedy Town Mid-levels Sai Ying Pun Shek Tong Tsui Sheung...

External links

  • commercial website containing information about Peng Chau
  • Green Peng Chau Association
  • First Ferry hotspots information
  • Ryan Lau's Peng Chau page with photo gallery and temples and festivals information


Major islands in Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong
Major islands (by size): Lantau | Hong Kong Island | Lamma | Chek Lap Kok | Tsing Yi | Kau Sai Chau | Po Toi (Po Toi, Waglan) | Cheung Chau | Tung Lung Chau | Kat O | Wong Wan Chau | Hei Ling Chau | Tap Mun Chau | Ap Lei Chau | Soko Islands (Tai A Chau, Siu A Chau) | Ping Chau | Peng Chau | Ma Wan | Ninepin Group | The Brothers | Green Island | Kowloon Rock
Former islands: Kellett Island | Stonecutters Island | Hoi Sham Island | Channel Rock | Tsing Chau | Mong Chau | Chau Tsai | Nga Ying Chau | Lam Chau | Rumsey Rock 

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Peng Chau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (289 words)
Peng Chau (坪洲 in pinyin: Píngzhōu; in Jyutping: ping4 zau1; literal meaning: "Flat Islet") is a small island located off the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island.
Peng Chau is known for its small island lifestyle, accessibility to fresh seafood, and many temples located around the island (including a Tin Hau temple built in 1792).
Peng Chau is accessible by a ferry (New World First Ferry) from Central on Hong Kong Island, or by ferries from Mui Wo, Chi Ma Wan and Cheung Chau, or by Kai-to ferries from Discovery Bay on Lantau Island.
Ping Chau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (519 words)
Not to be confused with Peng Chau (坪洲), an island near Lantau in southwestern Hong Kong.
Ping Chau or Tung Ping Chau (東平洲) is an island of Hong Kong.
Ping Chau is the proper name of the island, but because of the possible confusion with Peng Chau, "Tung" (meaning "east") is often appended to the name.
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