Hong Kong/Lamma

Yung Shue Wan Pier

Lamma Island (Chinese: 南丫島), also known as Pok Liu Chau (Chinese: 博寮洲) or simply Pok Liu (Chinese: 博寮), is the third largest island in Hong Kong.


Lamma Island has a very different pace of life to nearby Hong Kong island. There are no cars on the island, and all apartments must be built with a maximum 700 square feet per floor. That being said, the weekend attracts many Hong Kong people and each time the ferry docks the town gets very full quickly.

Note that although there are hoards of westerners living on the island, it is almost opposite of the sterile culture of Discovery Bay (An expatriate community on Lantau Island). People tend to come and live here for an alternative lifestyle rather than modern living, which makes it great for relaxation.

There are three villages on Lamma Island:

View from Ling Kok Shan Peak towards SW

Get in

Lamma Island Location

The only way onto Lamma island is by boat:


Lamma island is not a place full of tourist attractions, but rather for peace and relaxation. However, there are plenty of restaurants, beaches and hiking trails.


Scenery of Lamma Island


Generally speaking, there isn't a lot to buy on Lamma Island.

Yung Shue Wan has a variety of small shops with some art & craft. You can also buy beach supplies here, and there is even a HSBC bank branch.

Sok Kwu Wan has stores that sell dried fish.


Sok Kwu Wan


There are some bars in Yung Shue Wan.


The best location for accommodation is Yung Shue Wan.


Internet is available on the island, although speeds are low. 3G mobile phone access is available throughout the island.

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