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Lamma Island

 

  The backyard of Hong Kong. With a rich biodiversity and cultural heritage.

Located 3km off the south west coast of Hong Kong Island, Lamma Island is the third largest island in Hong Kong. It has an approximated population of 7000 people, of which the vast majority live in Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan. With the low-density of village housing, Lamma Island has preserved a large portion of natural habitat which is a home to a rich variety of wildlife. 

 

ecology

The number of species found in Lamma Island
covers 2/3 of the total species
number of Hong Kong.

384  species

276  species

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120  species

 

Map of Lamma

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Sok kwu wan eco-map

Species of Lamma

culture

Lamma Island is the only place in Hong Kong that preserved the history of fishery industry and local fisherfolk culture. 


Dedicated to the protector of Fishermen, Tin Hau Temple was constructed at Sok Kwu Wan village in the 18th centry. 

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History

The first trace of human habitation can be dated back to the Bronze Age, with historical relics as evidences.


In the 1960s, the piers in Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan were contructed and the tourism starts to flourish ever since.

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did you know?

The name Lamma Island is named because of its location and shape of the island. 


"Lam" means south and "a" means fork in Cantonese.