was a fishing village and its history can be traced back to as early as the Ming Dynasty. Most of the earlier settlers made their livelihood by fishing and farming and Cheung Chau gradually evolved into a seafood market with a rapidly growing population. The historical monuments on the island exemplify the unique blend of Eastern and Western cultures, with plentiful hereditary relics and cultural manifestations.
is the largest outlying island in Hong Kong. The population is concentrated in towns like Mui Wo, Tai O and Tung Chung. Sandy beaches with holiday resorts and campsites dot the southern coast, while up north is Chek Lap Kok – the home of Hong Kong International Airport.