Jin Island, Sai Kung. Photo: Rommel Dalupan

Jin Island, also known as Tiu Chung Chau, is a small outlying island in Sai Kung — Hong Kong’s back garden — in the New Territories.

Located at the south of the larger island of Kau Sai Chau, from which it is separated by a narrow channel, Jin Island’s landscape features various interesting landforms such as sea caves, stacks, arches and inlets, thanks to years of exposure to the easterly winds and sea waves.

Tiu Chung Arch in the southern part of the island has been regarded as one of the famous “Four Sea Arches” of Hong Kong, along with Sha Tong Hau Cave in the southern part of Bluff Island, Lam Wan Kok Cave in the eastern part of Basalt Island and Wang Chau Kok Cave in the eastern part of Wang Chau.

The 30-meter-tall arch can be sailed through when tides are low on a fine day and the weather stable. But people can also land on the island and climb uphill — the renowned arch will then appear as the wagging tail of an adorable goldfish.

To visit Jin Island, hire a private boat at Sai Kung pier. But only experienced people shall do activities such as trekking, rock-climbing or swimming there.

Or alternatively, enjoy a video of Jin Island contributed by Rommel Dalupan.

Rommel Dalupan (front) goes hiking with friends. Photo: Rommel Dalupan

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