Cheung Po Tsai Cave

Often portrayed as a latter-day Robin Hood, Cheung Po Tsai is a star subject of many stories and movies. The historical character was a notorious pirate in the South China Seas during the late 18th century, and is said to have once commanded a fleet of 600 ships and 50,000 men. The experience probably stood him well after he surrendered to the Qing Government in 1810 and was given an officer position in the Chinese Navy.

The Cheung Po Tsai Cave on the island of Cheung Chau was one of Cheung’s stash houses. There’s nothing to see in there these days, but exploring the winding passages and imagining the great buccaneer hiding out is a fun way to kill time. We recommend bringing a torch. Cutlass and parrot are entirely optional.


Cheung Po Tsai Road, Cheung Chau, Outlying Islands

How to get there

Take a 35-to-60-minute ferry ride from Central Pier 5 to Cheung Chau. Turn right at Cheung Chau Ferry Pier, walk along the coast for 20 minutes to Sai Wan Tin Hau Temple, then walk uphill for about 10 minutes.

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