Peng Chau

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Peng Chau
坪洲
Peng chau.jpg
Peng Chau viewed from Lantau Island.
Peng Chau location map.svg
Geography
Location West of Hong Kong
Area 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi)
Highest elevation 95 m (312 ft)
Highest point Finger Hill
Administration
District Islands District
Constituency Peng Chau and Hei Ling Chau
Demographics
Population 5,000(2011)
Peng Chau
Traditional Chinese 坪洲

Peng Chau (Chinese: 坪洲) is a small island located off the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. It is known for its temples, its small island lifestyle and accessibility to fresh seafood.

Geography[edit]

Peng Chau has an area of 0.99 square kilometres (0.38 square miles). The tallest point of the island is Finger Hill, which is 95 metres (312 feet) in height and provides hiking opportunities for those who seek them.

In 2003, the island was undergoing land degradation restorative work.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Peng Chau (2004–2016)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 25.8
(78.4)
27.1
(80.8)
28.7
(83.7)
30.3
(86.5)
33.6
(92.5)
34.6
(94.3)
35.4
(95.7)
35.5
(95.9)
35.8
(96.4)
34.0
(93.2)
30.4
(86.7)
27.0
(80.6)
35.8
(96.4)
Average high °C (°F) 18.4
(65.1)
19.4
(66.9)
21.4
(70.5)
24.9
(76.8)
28.4
(83.1)
30.2
(86.4)
31.1
(88)
31.1
(88)
30.7
(87.3)
28.2
(82.8)
24.7
(76.5)
20.3
(68.5)
25.8
(78.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.4
(59.7)
16.5
(61.7)
18.6
(65.5)
22.1
(71.8)
25.6
(78.1)
27.6
(81.7)
28.2
(82.8)
27.9
(82.2)
27.5
(81.5)
25.4
(77.7)
21.9
(71.4)
17.5
(63.5)
22.9
(73.2)
Average low °C (°F) 13.2
(55.8)
14.6
(58.3)
16.6
(61.9)
20.2
(68.4)
23.8
(74.8)
25.6
(78.1)
25.9
(78.6)
25.7
(78.3)
25.3
(77.5)
23.4
(74.1)
19.8
(67.6)
15.1
(59.2)
20.8
(69.4)
Record low °C (°F) 2.5
(36.5)
6.5
(43.7)
7.5
(45.5)
11.0
(51.8)
18.7
(65.7)
20.2
(68.4)
21.7
(71.1)
22.4
(72.3)
19.6
(67.3)
15.5
(59.9)
8.9
(48)
5.2
(41.4)
2.5
(36.5)
Source: Hong Kong Observatory[1]

Features[edit]

There are several temples on Peng Chau, including:

  • Tin Hau temple, built in 1792
  • Golden Flower Shrine, dedicated to Lady Kam Fa (金花娘娘)[2]
  • Lung Mo Temple[3]
  • Seven Sisters Temple[4]

Transportation[edit]

Peng Lei Road.

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.

Peng Chau is linked to Tai Lei Island by a bridge. The bridge is part of Peng Lei Road. It is a popular fishing spot.

Famous people[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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