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The Pirate Admiral

At the height of his power as a pirate, Cheung Po Tsai (also known as "The Kid" - and how cool is that?) had as many as 600 ships and 50,000 men under his command. True, he was cornered by the Qing Dynasty government and surrendered by 1810, but he was then made an admiral in the imperial navy. If you're visiting Hong Kong and want to see the winding passages of this pirate king's hideaway, you can take tours or a ferry from Hong Kong. It's a fabulous trip, but be sure to take a lunch, a flashlight (a "torch" for our British friends - which sounds pretty exciting) and a sense of adventure. Parrot on your shoulder is optional. Arrr...

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* To reach the cave, head to Central Pier 5 to Cheng Chau. There are two options for ferries, express and standard, which take about 35 to 60 minutes respectively. Turn right at CHeung Chau Ferry Pier and walk along the coast to Sai Wan Tin Hau Temple (about 20 minutes). From there it's a further 10 minute walk uphill to reach the cave. Bring a flashlight!

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