Lamma Island is one of the larger outlying islands of Hong Kong, located southwest of Hong Kong Island and accessible by ferry from Central and Aberdeen. The island is home to several fishing villages and a resident expatriate population. Once the abode of hippies, Lamma maintains a laid-back, bohemian vibe. Popular attractions on Lamma include seafood restaurants clustered around the So Ku Wan ferry pier and Sham Wan, an ancient Bronze Age archeological site that serves as a breeding ground for endangered green sea turtles. Hiking trails extend from Yung Shue Wan to So Ku Wan, offering stunning views of the island's lush surroundings.
Getting Around Hong Kong
The best way to get around Hong Kong is using their world-class public transportation system. Light rail, subway, taxis, buses, ferries, trams and the Peak Tram are clean and efficient. Buy a Tourist Octopus Card for about $6 US at 7-Eleven in Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok, Central, Sheung Wan, Wanchai, Causeway Bay, Lantau Island and MTR stations.
- Hong Kong International Airport-HKG
- $30 [US] (Kowloon Bay)' $16 [US] (Hong Kong Disneyland)
Things to Do and See Near Lamma Island
- Victoria Peak
- Nan Lian Garden
- Lin Heung Tea House
- Temple Street Night Market
- Roof of the IFC Mall
- Hong Kong Museum of History
- Hong Kong Museum of Art
- Hong Kong Space Museum
- Ten Thousand Buddha's Monastery
- Chi Lin Nunnery