Hiking in Hong Kong: Lamma Island

Lamma Island is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. It’s a great mash-up of traditional Chinese life and Western modernity. This is a popular day trip destination for tourists and other expats, as it was quite busy with other hikers. To get there, you need to take the MTR to Central Ferry Pier and hop on a ferry for about 30 minutes.

We decided to do the “family trail” hike, which takes you across the island between the two largest villages. This trail provided a good opportunity to see the east side of the island without breaking into a sweat. We got off at Yung Shue Wan to begin the trail and we ended at Sok Kwu Wan.

We were able to walk through some great shops, beautiful vegetation, abandoned shacks, beautiful beaches, temples, and we ended our hike by walking through waterside seafood restaurants and a fishing village on the water.

We really enjoyed our time on this laid back island and look forward to returning to explore another part!

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