The North Lookout Pavilion North 長洲 北眺亭 in Cheung Chau offers a superb view of Cheung Chau island. You can catch that on this video that I took at the North Lookout Pavilion.
A tourism page tells you more about the place:
It is the location of many TVB scenes. Specifically, there is a whole TV serial about life in Cheung Chau. The TVB show is called 情越海岸線 ! For example, these 2 scenes from the TVB serial showed the place where we are about to visit !
So how do we get to Cheung Chau North Lookout Pavilion ?
Here’s my simple guide for you (as we travel along with TVB where 張寶生 ran from the ferry terminal all the way to the Pavilion to 鄭抱抱. I think in real life you will die running !! HA !)
After you are out of the Cheung Chau ferry terminal, turn left and walk along the Pak She Praya Road. A row of seafood restaurants will be on your right soon and on the left are the beautiful fishing boats of Cheung Chau.
We are actually going to the Pak Tai Temple first.
In the TVB show, 張寶生 heard that 鄭抱抱 is at the Cheung Chau North Lookout Pavilion:
At the end of Pak She Praya Road, just past the excellent New Baccarat Seafood Restaurant (I ate there and I loved it.. that’s for another blog post), you will see the Pak She Fourth Lane. And you cannot miss the magnificent Pak Tai Temple just ahead. With its huge open area in front of the temple. An excellent “Ming Tang 明堂” in Feng Shui,
For the purpose of our guide, if you are facing the temple, you will be going to the LEFT side of the temple. If you went inside the temple to pray, it will, of course, be on the right side of the temple when you exit and face the basketball courts.
You will walk past a public toilet with an excellent tourist map.
Follow these arrows. This is really the only tricky part of the route…
Once you are past here, honestly, you cannot get lost as it is a one way mostly.
Up and up the stairs.
You will then reach the Pak She Cheung Lee Playground. Turn right… and walk more….
You are on the right track when you see this:
In the meantime our dear 張寶生 is still running towards North Lookout Pavilion 長洲 北眺亭
Past some forest area, a small cemetery and a small columbarium (with excellent views of the sea)….
And you will reach this place:
Just like 張寶生 in TVB show:
Look for the this map at this area and then look left when you are facing this map.
You will see this small road. You are almost there..
As at the end, you will see this !!
The Cheung Chau North Lookout Pavilion 長洲 北眺亭 !!!
Just like 張寶生 in TVB show has reached the Pavilion 長洲 北眺亭.
However, that’s not all… he is looking for 鄭抱抱 and he knows she is there..
This particular TVB pavilion is a little further DOWN the hill (from the North Lookout Pavilion). You just to walk down the slope to reach it….
At 1/2 way down the walk down this slope, you will STOP and look right.
You will do so as you will be treated to this excellent view:
Just like in TVB show !
Nice place to take a break and have some deep thoughts.. of life…..
After stopping here, you can walk down all the way to the lower pavilion which will offer yet another great view of Cheung Chau. Just like 鄭抱抱 and 張寶生 in TVB show:
These are not just the only places at this area to walk. For example, instead of going DOWN the slope (as per below), at the North Lookout Pavilion 長洲 北眺亭, you can turn left from the Pavilion for yet another even bigger area to explore… There are lots to walk.. wear your best walking shoes ! 🙂
Beautiful Cheung Chau from the top of its hill…