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“Worth trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lantau Island

Lantau Island
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping...
Ranked #9 of 394 Attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Whale watching
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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“Worth trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Lantau Island hold several best Hong Kong attraction. My favourite are Ngong Ping Village. You can find the famous Big Buddha here. The cable car ride is a amazing experience itself.

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Shanghai, China
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“A great escape from the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Lantau Island, especially the south part, is very different from other places of Hong Kong. The island is green, peaceful and not crowded at all. There are some nice beaches. We also spent half day in Tai O fishermen village, for dolphin watching. Highly recommended for anyone that is tired of city life and wants to explore nature.

Visited July 2014
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Beautiful and quiet area, definitely worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our trip to Lantau Island included Tian Tan Buddha, the Wisdom Path, the tea plantation, Po Lin Monastery and Tai O village. I recommend that you reserve an entire day for this.
We went to Tung Chung by subway and when we arrived at Ngong Ping Cable Car we took the Crystal cabin to go to Lantau. We had bought our tickets online in advance, although there was almost no line at 9.00 a.m.
The island is incredibly quiet as compared to the hustle and bustle of Tsim Sha Tsui, for example.
After we went up the stairs to see Tian Tan Buddha and the views, we decided to go to the Wisdom Path and the tea plantation. The walk is quite enjoyable and we also saw butterflies, caterpillars and beautiful flowers. The China Sea sights are amazing. Do take a break and enjoy the fresh air!
After we visited Po Lin Monastery, we took bus no. 21 (14 HKD/person, payable by Otopus Card, buses leave very fast) to Tai O village and bus 11 (19.2 HKD/person, payable by Otopus Card, buses leave very quickly) back to Tung Chung subway station.

Tip: If you want to buy Hong Kong souvenirs, there are a few stalls which sell nice magnets (20 HKD/piece) and postcards near Tian Tan Buddha.

Visited June 2014
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“Good cable car ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Definitely take the cable car ride to the island. The views along the way are very scenic. The island has a large Buddha and is a great backdrop for photographs.

Visited August 2013
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“Worth the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nice view from the cable car.....one must take the crystal cable car one way as it is a nice experience especially for the kids.......very clean place and lovely weather since it is on height

Visited January 2014
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