> Lamma Island - Yung Shue Wan (Banyan Bay)
Lamma Island is known as ‘Pak Liu Chau’ in ancient times, where foreign ships trading with Guangzhou in Tang and Sung Dynasty used to park, which Chinese name is later changed as ‘Pok Liu Chau’. Until modern times, due to the island’s situated at the South of Hong Kong Island, and its shape resembles the Chinese character “丫”, it was named ‘Lamma Island’, which eventually replaces the name of ‘Pok Liu Chau.’ In 1964, the Lamma North Rural Committee had proposed to the South District Office of changing the Chinese name ‘Nam A’ to ‘Nam Ya’ (phonetic) but was not approved. This route will only travel to Yung Shue Wan (Banyan Bay) with Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier as a start, passing through Yung Shue Wan Main Street towards Hung Shing Yeh Beach as destination.
(Last updated: 6/8/2018)
Start from MTR Central Station, wheelchair users may take the lift at Exit A to reach the ground level, transfer to another lift by its side to the footbridge, then follow the signage towards Central Outlying Ferry Pier. Ferries toLammaIslandare at No. 4 Pier, with different route to Yung Shue Wan or to Sok Kwu Wan. Because Yung Shue Wan is the major tourists spot and with more residents, schedule to Yung Shue Wan is more frequent with an interval of 30 minutes, while that to Sok Kwu Wan is 45 minutes apart. All routes are suitable for wheelchair users to board and alight, while certain models are provided with wheelchair space with seat belts for wheelchair users to stable their wheelchair.
Central ← → Lamma Island-(Yung Shue Wan)
Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry Holdings Limited
Tel: 2815 6063
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*The fare discount applies to the disabled, elderly(aged 65 or above) and children (Aged 3 or above but under 12)
*Under the "Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible Persons with Disabilities" launched by the HKSAR government, eligible persons can travel on HKKF ferry at a concessionary fare of $2 per trip at any time.
Pier gate for wheelchair users
Yung Shue Wan Main Street
Go ahead from the ferry pier would reach Yung Shue Wan Main Street, which is a collection of most seafood restaurants, shops and various food-stalls in Lamma Island. Road surface of the whole of Main Street are level and without steps which are suitable for wheelchair users to move around. Most restaurants are having alfresco seats which are convenient for wheelchair users to be accommodated. However, visitors have to take note that entrance of many shops at the Main Street are having steps or threshold which wheelchair users could only admire outside the shop. Besides, circulation of people would increase during public holidays making the roads more crowded that wheelchair users should pay attention for safety purpose. Yung Shue Wan has only two disabled washrooms, one could be seen soon after entering the Main Street, while the other is at the Hung Shing Yeh Beach. It is suggested that before going to Hung Shing Yeh Beach, visitors should first go to “visit” the washroom at theMain Street.
Accessible Toilet Provided
The Old Tin Hau Temple
Going along Yung Shue Wan Main Street will come to two side-paths, one leads to Hung Shing Yeh Wan, and the other leads to the Old Tin Hau Temple. Visitors are suggested to follow the signage to visit the old Tin Hau Temple first, then go way back to the side path to proceed towards Hung Shing Yeh Beach. The Old Templel ocated besides the Rural Committee is said to have a history of over a hundred of years according to legend. The most characteristic feature of the Old Templeis the pair of stone lions in front of the temple, which visitors would notice if observe carefully, is a pair of western style lions. It is said that during the 60s when inhabitants of Lamma gathered money to refurbish the temple, it happened to be the Cultural Revolution in China that no Chinese stone lions are manufactured. Residents therefore have to fetch locally a pair of western style lion for replacement, resulting in this Old Temple being a combination of both Chinese and western styles. Front entrance of the Old Temple is still having a stone step and threshold which wheelchair users can only tour outside. Besides, opposite the temple is a public toilet with two low-level wash basins for wheelchair users, but without disabled washroom.
Hung Shing Yeh Beach
Visitors may follow the signage to go from Yung Shue Wan Main street to Hung Shing Yeh Beach. It takes about 30-45 minutes to set off from the ferry pier. While roads leading to the beach are quite steep for wheelchair users, and all along are few resting place, wheelchair users should proceed according to their own strength, and would be safer if accompany by others. On the way to the beach are various types of trees and different stalls selling specialty products. Near the beach is a ramp accessed stall selling tofu pudding (bean curd pudding) where wheelchair users can go inside. On reaching the beach, one can enjoy the scenery of Lamma Island along the shore, and also the landmark of Lamma Island, the chimney stacks of the power station. This beach is provided with disabled washroom but no shower facilities. Near the beach is a barbecue site which entrance is with steps, thus not so suitable for wheelchair users.
Accessible Toilet Provided
From the Pier one can already see the big wind turbines of the Power Station facing the ‘three chimney stacks’ far away. Visitors can go along the path leading to Hung Shing Ye Beach and follow the instructions towards the Lamma Winds. Inside the power station is an exhibition centre introducing information about wind power generation, which opens daily from 7:00am to 6:00pm. However, roads leading to the Lamma Winds are much steeper than that to Hung Shing Yeh Beach, which visitors should take into account of their safety.
Lamma Island holiday flats
There are quite a number of holiday flats for rent inLammaIsland, most of which are villa where rooms are located on the second floor. Wheelchair users staying overnight should first observe whether facilities of such rooms are appropriate.
|Near Yung Shue Wan Pier are the ATMs of HSBC, one of which is of low-level design suitable for wheelchair users.|