Peng Chau

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Peng Chau (traditional Chinese: 坪洲, Jyutping: ping4 zau1) is a small island located off the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island, Hong Kong, which has an area of 0.99 km².

Peng Chau is known for its small island lifestyle, accessibility to fresh seafood, and many temples located around the island (including a Tin Hau temple built in 1792). The tallest point of the island is Finger Hill, which is 95m in height and provides hiking opportunities for those who seek them.

As of April 2003, the island is undergoing land degradation restorative work.

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Transportation

The main mode of transportation on the island is the bicycle; there are no motor cars apart from small construction and emergency vehicles.

Peng Chau is accessible by a ferry (Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry) from Central on Hong Kong Island, or by ferries from Mui Wo, Chi Ma Wan and Cheung Chau (New World First Ferry), or by Kai-to ferries from Discovery Bay on Lantau Island. Helicopters are sometimes used in medical emergencies.

Famous people

Hong Kong famous footballer Lee Kin Wo lives on Peng Chau with his family.

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Coordinates: 22°17′7″N 114°2′19″E / 22.28528°N 114.03861°E / 22.28528; 114.03861

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