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High Island, also known as “Leung Shuen Wan Chau”, was originally the 4th largest island in Hong Kong. Upon construction of High Island Reservoir, it was connected with Sai Kung Peninsula, and has been called High Island since then.

The waters nearby the High Island pier has been designated as a fish culture zone. Several seafood restaurants along the shore offer delicious seafood dishes. There are 4 villages, including Tung A, Pak A, Pak Lap Villages and Sha Kiu Tau on the island. The villagers were mainly Hakkas, and some boat dwellers moved onshore. Nowadays, the villages have become attractions to hikers and boat trippers.

The Tin Hau Temple on the Island was built in the 6th year of Qianlong (1741) reign of the Qing Dynasty. A bell in the temple has the date inscribed on it. Tin Hau Festival is celebrated every 2 years, during which a marine parade will be held. The Temple was rated Grade 3 historic building in 2010.


To plan your journey to High Island, you may visit the website below for transport information.

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