Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Lamma Island 南丫島10/10/2010

Today, let's have a trip to Lamma island. There  is one of the most popular scenic spots in Hong Kong, famous for its fresh seafood and natural scenery. Lamma Island is the third largest island in HK. “Lamma” in Chinese means “ the southern tree branch”, which resembles the shape of the island.
Next to the prier is Yung Shue Wan Main Street, There are many seafood restaurants, you can try the delicious seafood here. 
There are also some pubs opened on the main street creating a unique romantic atmosphere.
Other than delicacies, there are many small shops selling handmade art crafts, green products, and all sorts of handmade biscuits along Yung Shue Wan Street.

Another characteristic of Lamma Island is the Lamma Winds. The big fan generate one million units of power a year, which is enough for usage of 250 families.
It also features an Exhibition Centre to provide the information about the power station and other kinds of renewable energy.

The red line is the The Family Trail running form Yung Shue Wan to Sok Kwu Wan on the island is also a hot spot for hikers and visitors.

Hung Shing Yeh Beach and Lo So Shing Beach are a favorite place for swimmers because the sand here is tiny and smooth while the sea water is clean and clear. Free barbecue facilities are available beside the beach.
The cave is named after Japan invaded HK, a Japanese navy squad named “Sang Fung” flotilla once hid their ships in the cave for defense purpose. Now, you can only watch outside the cave, but can not walk in.

Lamma Fisherfolk’s Village is a showcase of the local fisherfolk culture and the history of fishery industry in HK.The Village comprises an authentic fishing junk, traditional dragon boats, an exhibition hall, themed folklore booths, fishing raft and dwellings. Visitors can learn the heritages and livings of the boats community of Hong Kong.

How to get there:
Central Station---> Central Pier 4

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By Bonnie Ko

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