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Lamma Island

Lying at the southern part of Hong Kong, Lamma Island is the city's third largest island among many islands Hong Kong. Owing to the immense sea, the clean beach and the brilliant coastal scenery, Lamma Island attracts more and more visitors to spend their holidays at the island. The ease of life on Lamma Island tempts many foreign expatriates and office workers of Hong Kong to live here, though they should take ferry to Lamma Island if you want to go out and back.

In reality, most of the islanders live on Yung Shue Wan, at the north part of the island, which boasts of its exquisite shops, exotic cafes and enchanting bars, some of which are run by foreign traders. If you want to take some giftsyou're your friends and the family, handicrafts, articles for living use and foreign snacks are all available. It is an ideal choice to eat seafood in a restaurant by the seaside and enjoy the coastal scenery as the same time. It is a distinctive way to experience Lamma Island. Taking a walk on the Yung Shue Wan Street is actually a lane and you will meet a lot of foreign residents leisurely walking their dogs and two or three islanders chattering.

Tin Hau Temple sits at the end of Yung Shue Wan Street. As the legend suggests Tin Hau is the Matsu, the fishermen's tutelary and the Goddess of the Sea. This temple dates from 1870 and even earlier. Here you can see a pair of stone lions crouching at the gate of the temple and grabbing tourist attention, because the stone lions are carved in western style. There is an ancient whale skeleton enshrining in the temple exhibits. Both Hung Shing Ye Beach and Lo So Shing Beach provide good places for the you to enjoy sunbathing by the beach and swimming in the sea. On the beach, you can gather a large scale of seashells or nothing to do but just sit under the shade to watch the vast sea. If you have enough time, you are advised to go to the Sham Wan, a breeding site for green turtles. At each June to October, many green turtles come ashore to lay eggs. Usually during this breeding season, common people are forbidden to enter this area in order to protect the green turtles and their eggs. As tourists reach the Sok Kwu Wan, they will see many seafood restaurants along the beach. Sok Kwu Wan, is noted for its seafood restaurants and the largest fishing farm in Hong Kong.

For the sake of some open-air seafood restaurants rest upon the sea beach, they can provide a splendid sea view while tourists taste the seafood. The emergence of the Fisherfolk's Village drew more tourists’ attention to experience a true fisherman's life. The Fisherfolk's Village is located at the Sok Kwu Wan and shows its local fisherman's traditional culture, which is passed from generation to generation. In the village, you will learn how to raise the topgallant and put up sails, cast the net to catch fish, repair the net and fix the fishing boats. If you are interested in fishermen's daily facilities on water, you can see traditional fishing gears and fishing boat models displayed in the village. Unfortunately, they are seldom seen these traditional things, such as small three-masted fishing boat, which is presents a picture of a fisherman's household and almost lost in Hong Kong's modern life.

It brings big convenience of transport ation to Lamma Island for you. You can take the regular ferry at Central District or Aberdeen Pier to Sok Kwu Wan or Yung Shue Wan. You will discover a serene Lamma Island in a metropolitan city if look careful.