[Jiayou station] walking on Lamma Island, a leisurely time in the back garden of Hong Kong
Published on 21:08, September 23, 2014
Why Lamma Island?
Hong Kong is a shopping paradise for many people, and every time I go to Hong Kong, it's just for travelling and shopping. After staying in the bustling urban area of Hong Kong for a long time, I want to leave the island and taste the place quietly and slowly. Lamma Island is full of Chinese and Western cultures. You can feel two different island customs in one day. There are beautiful beaches, delicious seafood and easy hiking trails on the island. It is a good place to relax. Due to its proximity to the city, Lamma Island has become a weekend resort. It's about 30 minutes by boat from pier 4 in central to rongshuwan pier. There are no cars on the island. There are green plants everywhere. There are many banana trees, frogs and crickets, and palm trees provide shade. Some roundabout tours allow you to pick some vegetables. Most ships have to go to rongshuwan village first. From there, you can get to many scenic spots and beaches on the island.
Due to its proximity to the city, Lamma Island has become a weekend resort. It's about 30 minutes by boat from pier 4 in central to rongshuwan pier.
When you get off the boat, you can see that bicycles are parked on both sides. Bicycles are a means of transportation on the island. There are no tall buildings on the island. Bungalows are everywhere. I didn't rent a bike because I wanted to take pictures while walking.
Along rongshuwan Road, there are exquisite small shops selling handicrafts, green daily necessities, and all kinds of homemade biscuits. People here like the Western hippies in the 1960s, love the simple and natural life and care about the unique taste of life.
Lamma Island is the third largest island in Hong Kong, China, second only to Lantau Island and Hong Kong Island. Administratively, it belongs to the outlying islands among the 18 districts of Hong Kong. The birthplace of famous actor Chow Yun fat. Relics from Neolithic to Ming and Qing Dynasties were unearthed in Shenwan, Lamma Island.
As early as the Neolithic period, people lived in Lamma Island. Since ancient times, fishing has been the main way for islanders to make a living. Today's islanders are not just indigenous people. Foreigners account for almost half of the island's more than 10000 residents. What attracts them is the beautiful environment on the island, mountains, green trees, bamboo forests, villages, and of course the beaches around the island, all of which constitute a kind of paradise.
The road signs on Lamma Island are very clear, so even if you come here for the first time, you don't have to worry about getting lost. Compared with the bustling Hong Kong Island, Lamma Island still has a kind of primitive tranquility. More and more foreigners working in Hong Kong come to Lamma to settle down. They bring cafes and foreign bars, bikini swimsuits and all kinds of foreign things.
On the way to the hiking trail, you will see yapo Douhua. On the Internet, one of the ten things you must do to come to the island is to taste yapo Douhua. My little friends and I all exclaimed that there is really an old woman,
After walking through rongshuwan street, I didn't choose to go to the mountain to see the windmill of Fengcai power station. Instead, I went to the seaside. My two friends sat on the edge of the rock to bask in the sun and chat, while I stood on the edge of the rock,
There are railings along the way, so the danger is greatly reduced. It is very suitable for a group of friends to relax or a family to have fun.
There are no cars on the island. There are green plants everywhere. There are many banana trees, frogs and crickets, and palm trees provide shade. Some roundabout tours allow you to pick some vegetables. Most ships have to go to rongshuwan village first. From there, you can get to many scenic spots and beaches on the island.
Continue to walk, came to hongshengye beach, here is the most people, in summer, many people swim here. Hong Shengye beach is the most beautiful one. Far away from the prosperous metropolis, he picks up his camera and walks on the rocks. Facing the boundless sea in the distance, he keeps pressing the shutter. When he walks on the beach, he always hopes to find a shell with special shape or a small living crab.
Pick up the pebble and write on the beach, "kizai Lamma Island". Every time you go to a beach, you will leave your own landmark,
Hongshengye Bay is a famous beach, only 20 minutes' walk from rongshuwan wharf. The water in the bay is clear and the sand is soft, and there is an endless stream of people who love sunshine and swimming.
Lamma Island used to be only a few remote fishing villages in Hong Kong. In the early years, it was known as Chow Yun fat's hometown.
Suoku Bay is also the starting point of Jiale trail. The main mountain trail is swaying up along the beach, passing through the green grass, accompanied by the vast and magnificent scenery along the way; Other paths lead to shanshantang at the southern end of the island and then to Shenwan. The path is winding and takes about 40 minutes. After a short journey down the mountain, you will arrive at Tianhou palace. The ancient statues of gods, red silk banners and lanterns are full of traditional Chinese color.
Go on, along the way are broad and beautiful seascape, sunset, came to the lushucheng beach, the setting sun is about to go down, charming scenery, the island life leisurely and simple is particularly prominent, such a time, always want to keep.
It's only about 30 minutes' walk from Sok Kwu Wan pier to lo so Shing Wan. The hot spot of Lushu city is the remains of lime kiln. These lime kilns can be traced back to the northern and Southern Dynasties and the Sui and Tang Dynasties, with a long history. The water quality of lushucheng Bay is very good. It's suitable for tide makers to splash water.
Suoku Bay has a pleasant scenery. On the Bay, there are many stilt style open-air restaurants. Tourists come in droves to taste seafood dishes, such as fried crab with chili, steamed shrimp with mashed garlic, fried squid and steamed fish with ginger and scallion.
Hong Kong is a "gourmet paradise". Going to Lamma Island to eat seafood is a kind of consumption fashion for Hong Kong people. Lamma Island is rich in seafood. There are many seafood restaurants all over the island.
If rongshuwan is full of exotic flavor, it is full of Oriental flavor when you come to suoku Bay.
Before going to Hong Kong, many people chose Lamma Island as a must visit place because of the TV series "love for food". In the play, Wu Qihua and Chen Huishan perform the love story with many twists and turns, and the simple and natural characteristics of the island. The aftertaste seafood food deeply attracts the tourists. Among them: Jianxing grandma tofu, cheese lobster, steamed elephant nose clam, steamed grouper, scallop with garlic, abalone with soy sauce, shrimp with pepper and salt, and a nest of seafood soup.
Postscript the integration of Chinese and Western culture in Lamma Island is full of profound artistic atmosphere. Fresh air, beautiful coastal scenery, delicious seafood, attracted many tourists to this outing. Walking from rongshuwan to suoku Bay, you can walk up the beach, through the green grass, and enjoy the magnificent scenery along the way.
The most distinctive part of the festival celebration is the fishermen's birthday. On March 23 of the lunar calendar, there are Cantonese opera performances and fireworks drawing ceremonies in suoku Bay and rongshuwan.
Lamma island, we'll comeback again！