|Location||West of Hong Kong|
|Area||0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||95 m (312 ft)|
|Highest point||Finger Hill|
|Constituency||Peng Chau and Hei Ling Chau|
|Elected Member (District Council)||Josephine Tsang Sau-ho|
|Population||6,487 (2016) (includes Hei Ling Chau)|
Peng Chau is a small island located off the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. It is known locally for its temples, fishing industry and seafood.
Peng Chau has an area of 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi) and a perimeter of about 5 km (3.1 mi). The tallest point of the island is Finger Hill (手指山), which is 95 m (312 ft) in height.
In 2003, the island underwent land degradation restorative work.
Politically, Peng Chau is part of Peng Chau & Hei Ling Chau constituency of the Islands District Council.
The executive branch of the government of the island included department of the Islands District Office of the Home Affairs Department.
The local police station belongs to the Cheung Chau Division of the Marine Police.
There are several temples on Peng Chau, including:
- Tin Hau temple (天后廟), built in 1792
- Golden Flower Shrine, dedicated to Lady Kam Fa (金花娘娘)
- Lung Mo Temple (龍母廟)
- Seven Sisters Temple (仙姐廟)
The island is also the site of the, now defunct, Peng Chau Theatre (坪洲戲院).
There are remains of the Sing Lei Hap Gei Lime Kiln Factory, established in the 19th century, and the Great China Match Company Factory, built in 1938.
The main mode of transportation on the island is the bicycle, or on foot. Motor vehicles are not permitted on the island except emergency services, construction and village vehicles used for the transport of goods around the island.
Peng Chau is accessible by ferry (Hong Kong & Kowloon Ferry) from Central on Hong Kong Island, or by ferry from Cheung Chau via Mui Wo and Chi Ma Wan (Sun Ferry), or by Kai-to ferry 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.
Peng Chau is in Primary One Admission (POA) School Net 99, which contains two aided schools: Holy Family School in Peng Chau and SKH Wei Lun Primary School in Discovery Bay; no government primary schools are in this net.
In popular culture
The 2015 Hong Kong film Wong Ka Yan was set in Peng Chau, starring Wong You Nam and Karena Ng.
- ^ "Population by Year and District Council/ Constituency Area". 2016 Census - Interactive Data Dissemination Service. Census and Statistics Department. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
- ^ https://www.police.gov.hk/info/doc/lao_en.pdf[bare URL PDF]
- ^ "Contact us". www.police.gov.hk. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
- ^ Hong Kong Tourism Board: Golden Flower Shrine
- ^ Hong Kong Tourism Board: Lung Mo Temple
- ^ Hong Kong Tourism Board: Seven Sisters Temple
- ^ "FactoryFormer Lime Kiln and Match Factory". Discover Hong Kong. Hong Kong Tourism Board. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
- ^ "POA School Net 99" (PDF). Education Bureau. Retrieved 12 September 2022.
- ^ "Film review: Hong Kong drama Wong Ka Yan finds humanity in lost connections". South China Morning Post. 21 October 2015.
- Hayes, James W. (1964). "Peng Chau between 1798 and 1899" (PDF). Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch. 4: 71–96. ISSN 1991-7295.
- Peng Chau page at the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
- Simple Life in Peng Chau - TV program by the Radio Television Hong Kong on Peng Chau (video archive).
- Green Peng Chau Association
- Antiquities Advisory Board. Historic Building Appraisal. School building of 1935, Peng Chau Chi Yan Public School Pictures
- Antiquities Advisory Board. Historic Building Appraisal. I Tze, Shan Tang Tsuen, Peng Chau Pictures
- Antiquities Advisory Board. Historic Building Appraisal. Stone House, Nos. 46-48 Peng Chau Wing On Street Pictures
- Antiquities Advisory Board. Historic Building Appraisal. Leather Factory, Peng Chau Pictures
- Antiquities Advisory Board. Historic Building Appraisal. Tin Hau Temple, Peng Chau Pictures