Hong Kong is an international metropolis well known as "a city of life" as well as "Gourmet Paradise". However, few travelers know of the many islands - rustic, often inhabited, and accessible - that await in Hong Kong.
There are over 260 islands in Hong Kong and it is regrettable that so few visitors make time to go to these outlying islands.
Apart from the ancient stone carvings found on these islands, which may trace the history back to 6,000 years, those who have made their homes on the islands in the last thousand years have traditionally been fisherfolk and farmers, especially the Hoklo, Tanka, and Hakka people. Older descendants of these agrarian tribes have managed to maintain traditional lifestyles, but their children are now among the great number of contemporary Chinese who have sought financial and materialistic prosperity in the urban areas.