日本での一年間

June 1, 2011

Cheung Chau (Part 3)

Yesterday and the day before, I posted pictures of Cheung Chau island in Hong Kong and today I have a few more pictures to share from Cheung Chau.

I visited Cheung Chau a couple weeks before their biggest event of the year, the bun festival. During the bun festival, a big wooden structure is built and covered with buns. Then people start to climb up the mountain and grab as many buns as they can. Sounds like fun!

Bao (steamed bun) Moutian, a wooden structure used in the Cheung Chau Bao Festival.

Temples, beaches, and boats still to come!

Practicing to grab Bao off the moutain during the festival.

Guarding the temple across from the bun mountain.

The temple had such colorful decorations, unlike those that I've seen in Japan.

The water around Cheung Chau looked great.....

...but the beach was littered with trash.

We took a ferry to another part of the island, where we were told that we could see a pirate cave. This area used to be swarming with swashbuckling pirates. Now they have little girls wearing sunglasses and those sneakers that velcro instead.

Boats in the harbor.

There were waaaaaay too many people in line to see the pirate cave, so instead we just took in the view. If you squint at that boat out on the water, then you can pretend that it's a pirate boat.

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2 Comments »

  1. I can hardly think of anything better than a steamed bun mountain!

    Comment by Adrienne Lieberman — June 2, 2011 @ 11:09 am

  2. […] little while ago, I posted pictures from my day trip to Cheung Chau Island and in some of those pictures, people were preparing for the Steamed Bun Festival. The history […]

    Pingback by Hong Kong Museum of History « 日本での一年間 — July 12, 2011 @ 5:09 am


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