We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lantau Island

Hong Kong, China
Website
Improve this listing
As featured in 3 days in Hong Kong
Ranked #11 of 417 attractions in Hong Kong
Book a Tour

Type: Islands
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Whale watching
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Write a Review

1,863 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,042
    664
    135
    18
    4
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Courtenay, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

If you don't mind hiking in hot and humid weather, Lantau has some good hiking trails...along the way, we found green bean ice cream and heard Buddhists nuns chanting. Washrooms are not easy to find. Bring bottled water and a camera!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Out of the time and out of the world... A wonderful experience... The approach there with the "crystal cabin" is an experience... You are leaning over a wonderfull view of Honk Kong airport at the beginning, the bay, and finally you approach step by step the "Big Buddha", such an experience. To see before you die :-)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Brilliant! really loved the cable cars the view is fab! the village/ landing area is modern and not a real traditional village, do see this take the bus ride out to the fishing village Tai O, very smelly (fishy!!) but good to see the local people at home and work

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Lantau Island a 30 minute ferry ride quaint beach smacks of yesterday Hong Kong but in reality there's nothing there of interest unless you just want to get out of Hong Kong for a few hours. The only landmark appears to be McDonalds at the wharf that's when you know you're in trouble as a tourist destination.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, PA
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A bit away from the center, so quieter. The cable car trip offers nice views, the Buddha statue and nearby temple are worth seeing. Buy the deluxe lunch tickets when you get the temple tickets and you will have a nicer room and better service for lunch. We also went to the fishing village,Tai O, which was very interesting --... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
298 reviews 298 reviews
211 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Visited last May. We had a hectic schedule in HK so booked this to take it easy. It was a lovely day out - we had a good look around at our own pace. Went on the Crystal cable car -looked around the tourist village and went up to the Giant Buddha! Lovely scenery and views. Less crowded than in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

About 30 minutes drive from Hong Kong Island, we enjoyed the Bid Buda on top of the hill and lunch at the monastery. great ride on the 5.8 miles teleferic joining Lantau with Hong Kong island

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yangon Region, Myanmar
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Lantau Island is so refreshing. It is a great way to escape the hectic life of Hong Kong. it is the perfect get away week end. Fresh air, good sea food. Hop on a ferry and leave HK behind you.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Lantau Island was a nice change to the hustle and bustle of the city. We took a day trip over and this took in the Big Buddha, lunch at the monastry, a fishing village and the huge cable car back down the mountain. Nice change from the noise and pollution of Hong Kong and Kowloon.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The cable car was a great ride, with fantastic view over the the bay and airport. On top of the hill theres the large buddha statue with a few temples. really worth the trip. Train ride from city center approx 45 mins.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Lantau Island also viewed

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Region
Hong Kong, Hong Kong Region
 
Hong Kong, Hong Kong Region
Hong Kong, Hong Kong Region
 

Been to Lantau Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Lantau Island, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing