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Lantau Island

Hong Kong, China
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As featured in 3 days in Hong Kong
Ranked #11 of 406 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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Jersey, United Kingdom
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169 reviews 169 reviews
44 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The cable car to Po Lin is a great way to get to Lantau - the views from the car are great, including of the airport and the mountains. It's a pretty long journey and some of the cars are glass-bottomed. For variety, take the cable car one way and then get a cab or bus to Mui Wo and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

One of the perfect escapes from the busy city life of HK island.Beaches,waterfall, giant Buddhas & Tai O fishing village!

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for a fun day-trip from Hong Kong, catch the express ferry to Mui Wo from Central (outlying Islands), to Lantau Island, which is the largest island in Hong Kong. There are lots of attractions, including the Big Buddha (the largest seated bronze outdoor Buddha in the world), the Po Lin Monastery, and the arial cable car between... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Easily reachable through MTR and then cable car. We took the glass floor cable car but wished we just saved the money - it's not as excitable as you think - after awhile staring at the tops of trees gets kind of boring. However the island itself is tranquil and it was a nice exercise to walk up to the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It about an hour to get here and it is the biggest of the outlying islands but there isn't much to do! Yes, it's very scenic with a couple of good beaches though, compared to Hong Kong Island there's just no buzz.

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Brighton
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Not a tour if you like your history, we stopped at a beach for 15 minutes tho I'm not sure why? Wasn't either interesting or nice. Our tour guide spoke well but we weren't interested in the several prisons on the island, to be honest it was a bit off putting. We did enjoy the fishing village great boat ride... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

At Lantau island there are numerous things you can really enjoy: Ngong Ping 360 which is a cable car with amazing views that can take you there. The Big Buddha Po Lin Monastery which is where the Buddhists in Hong Kong come to pray. The Wisdom Path which has pieces of wood sticking up from the ground with words of... More

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Astorp, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Lantau is an amazing place. We took the glass bottomed cart up and the view was extraordinary. Our daughter loved the glass bottom and it was well worth the extra money. Our ticket clerk was Jackie Chan! Well, not THE Jackie Chan, but A Jackie Chan.

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Melbourne
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

From Discovery Bay, Hong Kong downtown is a mere 20 min ferry ride away, but it is so relaxed. There is virtually no traffic and the bus service will get you where you want to go with ease. It's not a shopping destination, but if you need the "in your face" Hong Kong then you can turn it on or... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Love this place it was a scenic coach trip to the actual Buddha we paid a small fee to have a meal in the monastery type building that sits at the bottom of the mountain which you have after youve been to see the Buddha, theres a photographer who takes your pic at the bottom aswell it looks epic when... More

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