Exploring Cheung Sha beaches

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I was surprised to find that one of the longest beach of Hong Kong, located in Lantau, was that empty on a perfect Saturday. Apparently Cheung Sha is to some extent still, a well kept secret. This worked perfectly for my state to recharge after a week spent in the beating city.  I might be saying this every week, but besides Sai Wan, Cheung Sha became my absolute favorite escape spot. Again, I could not but feel amazed by how quickly you can get from the the hectic city to almost deserted and most beautiful little beach village. Lower Cheung Sha beach has a couple of cute restaurants, of which we picked High Tide, an authentic Thai restaurant that I had read praising reviews of. Unfortunately, my delicious chicken&vegetable curry did not leave room for ice cream, which itself is a reason to go back to this place. After a few relaxing hours under the trees (the sun was burning hot) and dipping into the sea, we walked through a small path that connects lower and upper beaches of Cheung Sha. The upper beach appeared to be for what seemed endlessly long. Few surfers in the sea and groups of friends on the sand created an atmosphere of such laid-backness, all this with the sun setting behind the hills. Hong Kong never seems to stop amazing me.

P.S. The last pic is from the bus on way back. The bus rides often offer the most beautiful views. It is a shame that these views are almost impossible to capture behind the glass. Here is a try, however.