Fan Lau (Chinese: 分流) is a peninsula and area in the southwest tip of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. It is also the southwest end the territory of Hong Kong. The very end of the tip is Fan Lau Kok (分流角). The peninsula separates water into Fan Lau Tung Wan (分流東灣, lit. "East Bay") in the east, and Fan Lau Sai Wan (分流西灣, lit. "West Bay") and Fan Lau Miu Wan (分流廟灣; lit. "Temple Bay") in the west.
Fan Lau Tsuen
Fan Lau Tsuen (分流村) is a village on the flat land between the peninsula and the main trunk of Lantau Island. It is located on the west bank of Fan Lau, facing Fan Lau Sai Wan. The village was previously named Shek Sun Village (石筍村, "Village of Stone Shoots") and there were not more than 200 people in the village in the heyday. Most of the villagers have moved out of the village and some stayed in Tai O and Pui O of Lantau Island
Fan Lau is a Cantonese name that means separating water flows. The tip points to Lantau Channel dividing the current from Pearl River and the water of South China Sea. Due to its military strategic position, Fan Lau Fort was built in Qing Dynasty to defense the territory.
Another archaeological founding on the peninsula is a stone circle of Neolithic and Bronze Age with unidentified purpose. The Stone Circle and Fan Lau Fort are both declared monuments of Hong Kong.
There is a lighthouse at Fan Lau Kok.
- Brief Information on Proposed Grade 3 Items, pp.738-739
- Fan Lau Stone Circle at Antiquities and Monuments Office website
- Brief Information on Proposed Grade 3 Items, pp.1051
- Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
- Lantau Trail Stage 7 at hkwalkers.net
- Fan Lau Country Trail at hkwalkers.net
- Aerial image from Google Map
- Fan Lau and its Fort: An historical perspective (.pdf document)
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of China: Hong Kong". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Picture of the lighthouse