Year: 2007

Cheung Chau Bun Festival 2007 – things to see and do 2007年長洲太平清醮

Though most attention on the Bun Festival focuses on the parade day – this year to be held on 24 May – it’s actually held over several days: this year’s Bun Festival starts on 21 May (there’s also a Climbing Carnival the day before) and ends on the 25th. On the Hong Kong Toursim Board’s …

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A Brief History of the Cheung Chau Bun Festival 長洲太平清醮簡史

The Cheung Chau Bun Festival is a kind of Jiao Festival – a festival that a village might hold every year or every few years. More specifically, it’s a Tai Ping Qing Jiao [literal meaning: “the Purest Sacrifice celebrated for Great Peace”]. Such festivals were perhaps widespread across south China, but under Mao were regarded …

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Brief history of Cheung Chau, Hong Kong, to the 19th century

There is little written history regarding Cheung Chau before the 18th century. But even early last century, some islanders said their families had settled on Cheung Chau hundreds of years ago, and we can guess something regarding the very early history based on some archaeological finds and the history of south China. Fragments of pottery, …

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Hotels and holiday flats on Cheung Chau, Hong Kong 長洲的度假屋及酒

Though Cheung Chau’s hotels and holiday flats are modest compared to the fancy hotels in Hong Kong city, they also offer an “away from it all” experience compared to joints in densely packed Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay and Central. You can enjoy laid-back accommodation including places with balconies overlooking the beach and the South …

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