The Duk Ling - a traditional Chinese junk

The Duk Ling - a traditional Chinese junk

Photographer's Note

This photo shows The Duk Ling - one of the last of the traditional Chinese junks. I took this photo from the old Star Ferry pier on Hong Kong Island. The junk was just setting sail, as I was disembarking from the ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui.

In the background, you can see the Convention Center and the reclamation work that was taking place along the Wan Chai waterfront.

The following information was taken from the Duk Ling web site - www.dukling.com.hk. The site also has a short movie of the junk sailing.

"Originally owned and manned by Chinese fishermen, Duk Ling is typical of the junks built in Hong Kong 150 years ago.

Fully restored to her original glory in the early 80s, she is now the last authentic sailing junk in Hong Kong.

Duk Ling these days is used mainly for private charters, commercials and film making. She featured in Jules Verne's classic "Around the world in 80 Days" and also in James Clavell's - Taipan."

Camera Details

Camera: Olympus C-7000 / C-70 Zoom.
Date taken: 2005-04-29.
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds.

External Links

Duk Ling - Icon of Hong Kong