Code: HKG22

One Day Fisherfolk Life Experience

Route: Lamma Island - Hong Kong Maritime Museum - Victoria Cruise

Lamma Island is the third largest island in Hong Kong, located at the southern part of the city. Shoreline restaurants with delicious seafood, beautiful beaches, unique fishing villages, Lamma Island has everything you could want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city center. The convenient transportation makes travel to this island very easier. There is a regular ferry from Central Harbor Pier 4 to Lamma Island each 30 minutes from 06:00 to 24:00 every day. The ticket costs HK$14 to HK$20. After only 30 minutes, you will arrive at the Yung Shue Wan pier. Then walk northward to Tin Hau Temple. Tin Hau is the Matsu, the Goddess of the Sea. This temple has a history of more than 150 years. There are two western style stone lions crouching at the gate of the temple and inside, there exhibits an ancient whale skeleton that enshrines the Tin Hau.
After that, hike along the Lamma Island Family Trail to Kamikaze Cave to see war relics from World War II. This cave was used by Japan's 'kamikaze team' to conceal the speedboats, which was deployed on suicide missions against Allied shipping. Continue Lamma Island hiking along the trail, you will arrive at Sok Kwu Wan. You will see lots of restaurant along the beach. Sok Kwu Wan is famous for its seafood. Having a meal at one of the restaurant with open-air seating, you will have a spectacular sea view.

You will also find the ticket office of Lamma Fisherfolk's Village at Sok Kwu Wan. They will send you to the village by taking the free shuttle boat. The ticket fare is HK$80 for adults and HK$60 for children under 3 years old and seniors above 65 years old. Visiting this village gives you a chance to experience what life might have been like on the island in the past. You will see a junk boat and learned about how a family would live on it and utilize the space. You will also be invited to try your hands at angling, catching large fish, hauling on fishing nets and weaving ropes and also taste the local snacks. The opening hour of the Fisherfolk's Village is from 10:15 to 18:00. It was closed on Wednesdays.
Afterwards, take the ferry from Sok Kwu Wan back to the Central pier. Nearby the pier, you will find the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. The ticket is HK$30 for adults and HK$15 for children and pensioners. There are fifteen galleries including two temporary exhibition spaces, education room as well as a maritime resource center. All of them showcase Hong Kong's maritime heritage in its past, present and future. The opening hours are: 09:30 - 18:00 from Monday to Friday and 10:00 - 19:00 during weekends and holidays.

Then you could experience on an authentic Chinese junk across Victoria Harbour to enjoy a spectacular view of the skyline and the beautiful sunset. The short DukLing Harbor cruise lasts about 45 minutes. The DukLing sails at 14:45, 15:45, 16:45, 17:45, 18:45 and 20:45 from Central Pier 9. You should arrive at the pier at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time for boarding. The cruise ticket is HK$230 per adult, HK$160 per child (3 - 11 years old) and per senior (65 years old or above) and free for children under 3 years old.
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Mr.Bernard from SINGAPORE | Jul. 22, 2009 02:05Reply
how's the bus journey from hk, metropark hotel to zhuhai-gongbei border, how many hours to reach there
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Answered by from CHINA | Jul. 29, 2009 20:26

2-3 hrs
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