Po Toi Islands

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Location of Po Toi Islands within Hong Kong
Aerial view of Waglan Island,Sung Kong,Lo Chau and Po Toi from the east
Waglan Island
The southwest-facing slope of Lo Chau
Tin Hau Temple at Tai Wan (大灣)Bay, Po Toi
View of Stanley Peninsula in the southeast of Hong Kong Island. On the left, Beaufort Island and Po Toi Island (behind Beaufort), are visible.

The Po Toi Islands (Chinese: 蒲台羣島, originally 蒲苔羣島) are a small group of islands with a population of around 200, south-east of Hong Kong Island, off Stanley, in Hong Kong. The main island of the group is Po Toi Island. Administratively, they are part of Islands District.[1]

The islands are notable for interesting rock formations and open-air seafood restaurants. Po Toi Island has a "haunted house", and some rock carvings supposed to be the epitaph of an emperor who died on or near Po Toi.[citation needed] Waglan Island has one of the five surviving pre-war lighthouses in Hong Kong.[2]

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Po Toi Islands include:

Name[edit]

For the origin of the name, see Po Toi.

Transport[edit]

The islands are accessible by private ferry (kai-to) or water taxi. Scheduled ferries connect Po Toi island with Aberdeen and Stanley.[3]

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Coordinates: 22°10′27″N 114°16′14″E / 22.1742°N 114.2705°E / 22.1742; 114.2705