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Tung Lung Island

Tung Lung Chau (Chinese: 東龍洲, lit. eastern dragon island), also known as Nam Tong Island (南堂島) is an island located off the tip of the Clear Water Bay Peninsula in the New Territories of Hong Kong. It is also referred by Hong Kong people as Tung Lung To or Tung Lung Island (東龍島). The island is largely uninhabited. Administratively, it belongs to Sai Kung District.


The island has an area of 2.42 km².[1] It forms one of the boundaries of Tathong Channel, which leads into Victoria Harbour through Lei Yue Mun. The northern tip of Tung Lung Chau is separated from the southern tip of Clear Water Bay Peninsula by the narrow Fat Tong Mun Channel.


It is the site of Tung Lung Fort, constructed 300 years ago and recently refurbished. A prehistoric stone carving can also be found on the island. Measuring 180 cm by 240 cm, it is the largest ancient rock carving in Hong Kong.[2] Both the fort and the stone carving are declared monuments of Hong Kong.

Tung Lung Fort Special Area was designated as a Special Area under country parks in 1979 and covers 3 hectares. The area contains the fort and a campsite.[3][4]

Rock climbing

Tung Lung houses some of the best sport climbing venues in Hong Kong.[5]


On weekends, two kai-to services are available from both Sam Ka Tsuen and Sai Wan Ho.

The service from Sam Ka Tsuen, near Lei Yue Mun (Kowloon side) is operated by Coral Sea Ferry. Round-trip fare is HK$36 as of March 2012.

The service from Sai Wan Ho is operated by Lam Kee Ferry (林記街渡). Return fare was HK$40 as of October 2013.

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Coordinates: 22°14′57″N 114°17′23″E / 22.24917°N 114.28972°E / 22.24917; 114.28972

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