Lying just to the southwest of Aberdeen, Y-shaped Lamma is the third largest island in the SAR – though at only around 7km in length, it’s still pleasantly small. The island is identifiable from afar thanks to its power station, whose chimneys are unfortunately obvious; and a new wind turbine on the island’s northeastern headland. Lamma’s population of five thousand live mostly in west-coast Yung Shue Wan, and the rest of the island is covered in open, hilly country, with walking trails out past a couple of beaches to Sok Kwu Wan, a tiny knot of seafood restaurants on the upper east coast. A nice way to appreciate the island is to take a ferry to either Yung Shue Wan or Sok Kwu Wan, then walk to the other and catch the boat back from there.
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