PLACES – Tap Mun (Grass Island)

Home to around 100 Hakka and Tanka boat people, Tap Mun  is in the northereastern part of Hong Kong and is under 2sq km in size. The fishing community is an old pirate haven which once had over 5000 residents. Today, there are several temples, camping facilities, floating fish farms, a protected old school building and a lots of cows. The hike around the island is pretty flat and relaxing. There is often dried fish available and a couple of shops, but it’s best to bring supplies if camping.

Ferries leave from Wong Shek Pier in Sai Kung about once every two hours, with higher frequency on holidays. There are also boats from Ma Liu Shui Pier near Chinese University in Tai Po – twice daily, with an extra departure on weekends and holidays.

To get to Wong Shek Pier, get bus 96R direct from Diamond Hill MTR Station, OR it can be accessed by taxi or bus 94 from Sai Kung. From HK Island, Citibus 698R goes direct to Wong Shek. Ferry times at the bottom of this page.

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