Cheung Chau Fishery history

Cheung Chau Fishery history

Cheung Chau Fishery history

New Territories Hong Kong

Created By: Emma Mang

Tour Information

This tour aims to let tourists know more about Cheung Chau fishery history. It is an island surrounded by sea and the residents rely on fishing and producing salt to make a living. Soon it developed into a small fishing village which used to be infested with pirates. So the residents prayed to the gods for good weather and safeguarding.

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 It was found that the patterns of the Cheung Chau Rock Carvings resemble those on Bronze Age stamped geometric pottery and bronze vessels and there was an inference that it was carved in the same age. It proves that the ancestors arrived ... Read more
At the end of the 19th century, many wooden bridges appeared in Cheung Chau. It is believed that most of them were for public use and unloading fishing salt, grain and oil groceries. The Kai-Fong Bridge was one of them. However, it was demo... Read more
It was built in the 1950s and was reconstructed in 2002. Nowadays, it is the place for transporting goods between different islands. There are also ferries travelling between Central and Cheung Chau every day. Gone are the days when the pie... Read more
Before the Cheung Chau Market was built, it was just a market where people gathered and sold an array of stuff, like fishing supplies, seafood, groceries, and so on. Some people may even perform traditional folk art and dance. In the late 1... Read more
Cheung Po Tsai Cave Features Cheung Po Tsai’s hide-out cave to avoid navy arrest; and storage for his treasure Pirate Issue There were found pirate traces in Cheung Chau in the 19th century. The success of the fishery and salt industries... Read more
Pirate rampaged in Cheung Chau The first Cheung Chau Police Station was built by the coast. On 19 August 1912, a group of pirates landed on Cheung Chau. They grabbed the money and bullets from the police station and houses nearby. Three I... Read more
A plague devastated and a number of pirates infiltrated Cheung Chau in the 18th century. Some local fishermen brought the statue of Pak Tai and paraded it around the village to drive away evil spirits. Therefore, the residents built Yuk Hu... Read more
Fishermen in Cheung Chau often struggled with nature. They always pray for good weather and safety when working in the sea. Hence, they seek protection from Tin Hau and built a few Tin Hau temples by the sea.


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