Lamma Island: Yung Shue Wan

Lamma Island or Pok Liu Chau (博寮洲) is located to the southwest of Hong Kong and it is the third largest island. The northern village is called Yung Shue Wan and the eastern village is called Sok Kwu Wan

Most people visit this island because is a quiet and pleasant place with its walking trails at one end that leads to the fishing village of Sok Kwu Wan, and the other end is the village of Yung Shue Wan

The main village is Yung Shue Wan with plenty of shops and restaurants. This village is perfect to spend few hours strolling around, to enjoy the local food or just to walk from Pak Kok San Tsuen 北角新村, Pak Kok Kau Tsuen 北角舊村 to Yung Shue Wan crossing by Tai Peng San Chuen. This walk is really pleasant and easy to finish within 1.5h hours

Lamma Island ó Pok Liu Chau está situada al suroeste de Hong Kong y es la tercera isla más grande. La aldea principal es Yung Shue Wan, ideal para dar un paseo por sus estrechas calles, probar comida local y marisco o simplemente relax. Hay un sendero que lleva desde Pak Kok San Tsuen 北角新村 hasta Yung Shue Wan que se puede terminar facilmente en 1-2 horas. A lo largo del paseo encontrarás una playa y zonas costeras ideales para descansar y pasar la tarde

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HOW TO GET THERE

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From Central pier 4, grab a boat to Yung Shue Wan. The other side of the island is Sok Kwu Wan which is so far unexplored for me. There is a boat every half an hour and costs about 16HKD. The ride takes about 30 minutes.

 

Para llegar allí, coger metro hasta estación Central y dirigirse a Central Pier 4. una vez allí coger barco con dirección Yung Shue Wan ó Sok Kwu Wan, dependiendo de a qué aldea quieras ir. Hay un barco cada media hora y cuesta unos 16HKD

EXPLORING AROUND

Arrived to Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier, on the right side is located the town with restaurants, shops and little markets. The views of the port are great and a walk through the town is a must. The town is kind of tourist made, so I don’t think is the best place to buy groceries or maybe get a perfect meal.

Views of the port & town

Llegados a Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier, a mano derecha está el pueblo con sus pecualiares restaurantes, tiendas y mercados. Las vistas del puerto no están nada mal. Este lugar está basicamente enfocado al turismo, por lo que no creo que se encuentren los mejores restaurantes de la zona

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For a pleasant walk and if the time is tight, I would recommend to walk through the paved Family Walk which may start at the entry of the town.

From the port to West Lamma Channel

En la entrada del pueblo está Family Walk que vale la pena caminar. No tiene nada de dificultad es un camino 100% pavimentado con buenas vistas al mar.

 

From West Lamma Channel to Pak Kok Tsuen Pier

 

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Continuing walking from the Pier there are 2 villages: Pak Kok San Tsuen 北角新村, Pak Kok Kau Tsuen 北角舊村

These 2 villages are very close one with each other, just within 10 minutes

Llegados a Pak Kok Tsuen Pier, hay para escoger luego dos caminos hacia dos pueblos diferentes: Pak Kok San Tsuen 北角新村, Pak Kok Kau Tsuen 北角舊村

La distancia entre ambos pueblos es de 10 minutos aprox.

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The path splits into 2 at this point: turn to Luk Chau Wan or walk to Yung Shue Wan through Tai Peng San Chuen village to back to the main town

The walk back through Tai Peng San Chuen takes about 1 hour and is pretty relaxing

Continuando el camino, se divide luego en dos: Luk Chau Wan y Yung Shue Wan. Éste último lleva de vuelta al pueblo principal y pasa a través de Tai Peng San Chuen Village. La ruta no lleva más de 1 hora

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The island is pretty big just to spend few hours. There are many places to visit and hikes to do.

If you are looking for hiking, there is a recommended trail from Yung Shue Wan to Sok Kwu Wan. The trail takes about 1.5-2 hours

La isla para nada es pequeña e imposible de ver en un solo día. Hay bastantes zonas que visitar y senderos que recorrer

Uno de los senderos recomendados es desde Yung Shue Wan hasta Sok Kwu Wan. La duración de la ruta es de unas 2 horas

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