Your neighborhood guide to Hong Kong's Peng Chau

Hong Kong's Peng Chau is perfect for a day trip away from the city.

Your neighborhood guide to Hong Kong's Peng Chau
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Wondering where you can go for a day trip in Hong Kong? Peng Chau is just right for a full day of activities. Whether it’s a beach, a hike or good food you're after, you can find it on this island. Since there’s so much to do and eat here, we've rounded up a few spots to top your list if you pick Peng Chau as your next destination. So, hop on the next ferry or bus and get ready to explore the best of Hong Kong's Peng Chau.

Leather Factory

A great first stop in Peng Chau is the Leather Factory, which has transformed into an intriguing art space. Originally known as the Fook Yuen Leather Factory, it was Peng Chau’s first leather factory. However, economic difficulties eventually led to its closure. Today, the factory has been reimagined as an artsy junkyard, preserving its legacy with funky graffiti and unique installations perfect for taking pictures. 

Quick facts

  • Where – Wing On Street, Peng Chau
  • When – Indoor, Monday to Sunday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Outdoor, open 24 hours

Finger Hill Hiking

If you love hiking, don’t miss out on Finger Hill in Peng Chau. Known as one of Hong Kong’s easiest hikes, this trail offers stunning scenery of the island and its surrounding waters. The concrete path features gentle inclines and manageable stairs, making it accessible for hikers of all levels. As you follow the trail, you’ll encounter plenty of spots perfect for Instagram-worthy photos, capturing the beauty of Peng Chau from different vantage points.

Quick facts

  • Where – Peng Chau Family Walk, Peng Chau
  • When – Open 24 hours

Lung Mo Temple 

While you’re on Tung Wan Beach, be sure to stop by Lung Mo Temple, Peng Chau’s largest temple. This historic site features impressive dragon pillars and deity figures outside. Inside, you’ll find the famous "dragon bed," which is believed to bring strength and prosperity to newborn babies when touched. Conveniently located just a five-minute walk from the ferry pier, the temple and beach are easily accessible for visitors.

Quick facts

  • Where – G/F, 15 Chi Yan Street, Tung Wan, Peng Chau
  • When – Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Phone – +852 2983 0725

Tung Wan Beach

Hopefully, you brought your swimsuit for some fun at Tung Wan Beach, where you can swim, snorkel, dive and sunbathe on the sand. Even if you don’t want to swim, you can walk along the beach and gaze over the serene sea waters. When it reaches sunset, and it’s time for dinner, they have a BBQ for family and friends on the north side of the beach. There are several amenities open to the public, such as changing rooms, showers and the children’s playground. 

Quick facts 

  • Where – 15 Chi Yan Street, Peng Chau
  • When – Open 24 hours 

A Noy Bakery

A Noy Bakery is the product of the hard work and dedication of a husband-and-wife team who start their day at 5 a.m. to deliver crunchy fermented sesame biscuits (HK$4). These palm-sized biscuits have a nutty flavor and the distinctive aroma of red fermented bean curd that's hard to miss. But that's not the only affordable snack you can get from this charming bakery. The couple also bake a variety of traditional breads and buns that are staples in Hong Kong bakeries.

Quick facts 

  • Where – G/F, 11 Peng Chau Wing Hing Street, Peng Chau
  • When – Tuesday to Sunday, 5:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Closed on Monday
  • Price – $
  • Phone – +852 2983 9970

HoHo Kitchen

A pineapple bun with ice cream inside? That’s HoHo Kitchen’s specialty. This retro-style restaurant in Peng Chau puts a scoop of ice cream inside their crispy pineapple buns, making it a perfect treat on a hot summer day. But, that's not the only draw! If you’re looking for heartier meals, they offer dishes such as Roasted Eel with Sakura Prawn Fried Rice, a Japanese Pork Chop Sandwich and Baked Rice with Pork and Fresh Tomato. 

Quick facts 

  • Where – G/F, 29 Wing On Street, Peng Chau
  • When – Monday to Sunday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Price – $
  • Phone – +852 2983 8218

Hoi King Seafood Restaurant

Your trip to Peng Chau won’t be complete without stopping by for seafood at Hoi King Seafood Restaurant. Get ready for large plates of fresh prawns, crabs, clams, scallops and fish prepared to order. And if not for their seafood, they are also known for their dim sum. They may not have the iconic dim sum cart that Hong Kong is known for, but it's still a must-try for foodies on the island.

Quick facts 

  • Where – G/F, 13-15 Peng Chau Wing On Side Street, Peng Chau
  • When – Monday to Sunday, 5:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Price – $$
  • Phone – +852 2983 9588