Tung Lung Chau

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Map of Hong Kong showing the location of Tung Lung Chau.
Aerial view from Northeast
Northeastern rocky shoreline
The cliffs on the east coast of Tung Lung Chau.
Tung Lung Fort

Tung Lung Chau (Chinese: 東龍洲, lit. eastern dragon island), also known as Nam Tong Island (南堂島) is an island located off the tip of the Clear Water Bay Peninsula in the New Territories of Hong Kong. It is also referred by Hong Kong people as Tung Lung To or Tung Lung Island (東龍島). The island is largely uninhabited. Administratively, it belongs to Sai Kung District.

Geography[edit]

The island has an area of 2.42 km².[1] It forms one of the boundaries of Tathong Channel, which leads into Victoria Harbour through Lei Yue Mun. The northern tip of Tung Lung Chau is separated from the southern tip of Clear Water Bay Peninsula by the narrow Fat Tong Mun Channel.

Sights[edit]

Tung Lung Chau is the site of Tung Lung Fort, which was constructed 300 years ago and recently refurbished. A prehistoric stone carving can also be found on the island. Measuring 180 cm by 240 cm, it is the largest ancient rock carving in Hong Kong.[2] Both the fort and the stone carving are declared monuments of Hong Kong.

Tung Lung Fort Special Area was designated as a Special Area under country parks in 1979 and covers 3 hectares. The area contains the fort and a campsite.[3][4]

Rock climbing[edit]

Tung Lung houses some of the best sport climbing venues in Hong Kong.[5]

Transportation[edit]

On weekends, kai-to service is available from Sam Ka Tsuen, near Lei Yue Mun (Kowloon side) and is operated by Coral Sea Ferry. The round-trip fare is HK$36 as of March 2012.

There was previously a service from Sai Wan Ho operated by Lam Kee Ferry (林記街渡). The last day of service was 26 January 2014.[6]

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Coordinates: 22°14′57″N 114°17′23″E / 22.24917°N 114.28972°E / 22.24917; 114.28972