Just going up to Changzhou Island Pier gives people a feeling that it's not like Hong Kong, but Hongzhen Old Street in Shanghai, because it's a messy word. But after leaving the dock, although the houses are uneven, but feel clean, the community environment is very good.
Beishe Seaside Road, left-hand side of Changzhou Ferry Terminal, is a street of seafood delicacies in Changzhou. Seafood restaurant is a continuous one, all kinds of fresh seafood ready-made, you can bring seafood to the shop to help processing, only charging processing fees. Xinxing Street is the street where Changzhou Island residents live together. Decades of old biscuit shops and dessert shops can be seen everywhere in traditional Chinese medicine shops. At Xinxing Street, there is also the largest temple on Changzhou Island, the Yuxu Palace of the North Emperor's Temple.
In the offshore islands of Hong Kong and Changzhou Island, seafood shops and dried seafood products have been selling along the street since noon. Walking around also found the fire bureau on Changzhou Island. There are not many people on the island on weekdays, so it's very enjoyable to stroll around.
Changzhou Island is like "dumbbell" with round ends and slender middle. Beishe Street and Xinxing Street are the center of the "dumbbell" and the most pivotal position. It's not as noisy as the seaside stalls and the Changzhou Carnival Road across the island, which is full of snack stalls. It's quiet here. The two or three-storey houses are the places where the islanders live quietly.
It's hard to connect this place with Hong Kong, a prosperous metropolis. It's too traditional. Many things still retain the tradition of many years ago. Even many snacks are still sticking to the way of hand-made and ready-to-sell handicraft workshops. You can experience another kind of Hong Kong market culture which is totally different.
Street strolls here are totally different from those of Hong Kong Island. It's very relaxed and pleasant, and the city is very fast-paced.
A place worth visiting has a lot of highlights to experience for yourself.
Cheung Chau is the second largest shelter in Hong Kong because of its unique geographical conditions. The narrow waist is the downtown area of Changzhou, and from here to the west is the famous Changzhou Bay, where berths and shops are concentrated. Shortly after crossing the street full of saltwater fish, we arrived at Dongwan, a popular beach resort in the eastern part of the island. Goddess of Mercy Bay can be reached eastward. Guanyin Bay is a popular place for surfers and windsurfers. Hong Kong's first Olympic gold medalist, Li Lishan, used to practice windsurfing here in the past. Among Hong Kong's many outlying islands, Changzhou has always been the most prosperous one. Changzhou Island not only has beautiful natural scenery, but also has the humanistic landscapes of Beidi Temple, Beishe Tianhou Temple, Guan Gong Zhongyi Pavilion, Changzhou Stone Carvings, Beishe Street and Xinxing Street. Every holiday, a large number of people will come to spend the weekend. In addition to visiting the famous Zhang Baozi Cave and visiting the Dongwan Beach, it is also good to visit Changzhou Street and Beidi Temple.