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Encyclopedia > Tap Mun Chau

Tap Mun Chau or Grass Island (塔門) is an island of Hong Kong, located in the northeastern part of the territory, north of the Sai Kung peninsula. Area: 1.69 km². Sai Kung (西貢; pinyin: Xi1gong4; Cantonese: sai1 gung3) is the second-largest of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ...


Administratively, it is part of Tai Po district. Tai Po district (大埔區; lit. ... The territory of Hong Kong is divided in 18 administrative districts (Population as of 2000) Hong Kong Island Central and Western (274,400) Eastern (620,800) Southern (282,400) Wan Chai (190,300) Kowloon (New Kowloon included) Kowloon City (406,000) Kwun Tong (564,700) Sham Shui Po (372,200...


Sights

The island has a temple dedicated to Kwun Yum. Kuan Yin (Pinyin: Guanyin; also written Kwan Yin or in other variants which hyphenate or remove the space between the two words) is the bodhisattva of compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists. ...


Transportation

It is reachable by ferry or water-taxi from Wong Shek Pier in Sai Kung and Ma Liu Sui Pier in University,Tai Po. 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. ...


See also


The territory of Hong Kong consists of a mainland area and 236 islands. ...

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 

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Tap Mun - Ahfan.com (527 words)
Tap Mun, an island in eastern Hong Kong.
Tap Mun, or Tap Mun Chau in full name, is one of the islands at the far east of Hong Kong.
The name (in Chinese "Tap" means pagoda and "Mun" means door) was given because of the many large rocks lying along the costal line, emulating many pagodas guarding the water entrance to the Hong Kong territories.
Peng Chau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (279 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.
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