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Soko Islands
A view of the Soko Islands from Lantau Island I Photograph: Courtesy CC/WikiCommons/Millevache

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A group of islands located at the far southwest of Hong Kong’s territory.

Soko Islands are a group of islands located at the far southwest of Hong Kong’s territory. Once home to a small community of farmers and fishermen, now a remote destination where abandoned houses, ruins, and shrines remain. In the 90s, the islands became a refugee camp for Vietnamese boat people, these camps have since been demolished, but foundations of the campsites are still visible in the area. 

Consisting of Tai A Chau, Siu A Chau, and several smaller nearby islets, the area is often visited by Chinese White Dolphins and porpoises making it an excellent site for rare sightings of these beautiful marine animals. Yacht owners often come to the area for quiet anchorages and during junk season, day-trippers visit for BBQ and lounge around in the quiet, unspoilt beaches. 

How to get there: There are no ferry or kaito services that come to the area, so you need to hire a private charter that sails from Central ferry piers. The charter will take approximately two hours to get to the islands.  

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Address: Soko Islands
Hong Kong

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