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The Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong 852, China
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The best day out of our 4 day trip to HK

We happen to be in HK before the main festival day/parade so we took the ferry ( quick one out as... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Thundercatgo
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Happens Every End of April to the first of May!

After having been to HK for a few times, I was able to make it to the Cheung Chau Bun Festival... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
JaCoby-Jennifer M
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Clearfield, Utah
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The Cheung Chau Bun Festival, held on Cheung Chau Island in Hong Kong, is named for one of its most cherished features: bun snatching. The festival takes place from April to May annually and is one of many Taoist Da Jiu festivals held across greater China that ask the gods for peace in the region. Attractions include a parade of colourful floats and costumed children, as well as the bun snatching, where participants climb up steel towers or "mountains" covered in steamed lotus seed buns, trying to snatch the highest one before snatching more as they race down.
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18 Jul 2017
“The best day out of our 4 day trip to HK”
13 May 2017
“Happens Every End of April to the first of May!”
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Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong 852, China
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We happen to be in HK before the main festival day/parade so we took the ferry ( quick one out as that was the first one leaving and slow one back around 3pm as our flight to the UK was in the evening and we...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

After having been to HK for a few times, I was able to make it to the Cheung Chau Bun Festival. This festival only happens once a very for a week. If you are planning to go to Hong Kong in the late spring time...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Cheung Chau Bun Festival Happen once a year on Buddha birthday It does get crowded but it will be worth it This festival has been running for many many years and this tradition is what Hong Kong is all about Star Rating : 5 Stars...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2013

I was there to do a documentary photography on Bun Festival 2013. Somehow i knew it was crowded but i didn't know it was such an overwhelming event for the local and tourists. Thinking the entire population from HK has shifted to CCI! Walking around...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2013

Cheung Chau Bun Festival is a traditional Chinese festival on the island of Cheung Chau. It is held annually in the fourth month (moon) of the Chinese calendar. http://www.cheungchau.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dajiao. The exact date varies, please visit these sites for confirmation. It is a must for...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2012

we saw the crowds and spectacle of the bun festival- but i would think that cheung chau would normally be a lovely peaceful day trip to enjoy one of the many waterfront seafood restuarants

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Reviewed 21 May 2012

A short ferry ride takes you to Cheung Chau Island. A nice little walk around. It was SO crowded for the Bun Festival and parade. But that only added to the day. The parade meanders through the streets - changing direction on whim. Lots of...More

1  Thank jstead
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