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Lantau Island

Hong Kong, China
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As featured in 3 days in Hong Kong
Ranked #11 of 405 attractions in Hong Kong
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Type: Islands
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Whale watching
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Awa, Japan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

From Central to Tung Chung Station takes 30 minutes via MTR. From here, follow the signs to the cable car station. You can buy your tickets there and choose a glass bottom or not. The glass bottom was an extra 10-15 USD so we just opted for regular cabin. The views from the cable car were great. There are restaurants... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We took a one day guided tour to Lantau island and thoroughly enjoyed the day from beginning to end. Journeying to Lantau from Hong Kong takes about an hour on the bus, passing skyscrapers and busy industry on the way. But once on Lantau, all is quiet and peaceful and green. We climbed to see the giant Buddha perched on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Really sleepy little village place. No taxis so take the bus really easy. Hair raising journey to big Buddha. Great fun.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Booked a tour from my hotel. Visited the beach, the buddha and had lunch at a monestary (excellent vegetarian food). Guide provided excellent background on the island's history and preservation.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Don't go swimming, more than one shrk death here. Otherwise great to see the Great Buddar if you have the lungs to copewith the steps.

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Great view with fresh air and interesting findings within The Buddha; a place of serenity and peace ... Many interesting shops around and great food as well

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Much variety, from the Giant Buddha to the architecture to the lovely scenic ferry ride to the cable car. Beautiful, natural place with a serene atmosphere. One of the highlights of our trip. For people not able to walk the steps to the Giant Buddha, it is still worth visiting as you can see the Buddha well from the ground... More

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scotland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

took train across to Lantau and went on the cable car a must for anyone visiting Hong Kong right up to the lin po monestry and the Big Buddha statue the view 160degree was fantastic as was the village and monestry again prices very reasonable for eating ect

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Catch the ferry to Discovery Bay from Central (25mins). It's a nice area with great dining and a nice atmosphere. Can use your Octopus card but make sure you have enough credit. Lots of ex-pats (French, English, Australians, Germans) live in the area, especially pilots and other airline staff. Not far from Disneyland. Great for French and/or English speaking children... More

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

It was a bit chilly when we went which is expected in February/March, but still a fun experience. I would imagine that it's much better if you go in the Spring...it was a tad foggy when we went and rainy unfortunately.. but that didn't stop us from having a great time. I recommend whale watching while you're there!

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