Lantau island
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Largest of Hong Kong's Islands.
    Lantau is largest of Hong Kong islands and home to Po Lin Monastery, Tian Tan Buddha Statue, Ngong Ping Village, Skyrail and the International Airport. Arriving by air and luckily able to see the extent of construction being undertaken, the scope of the work is astounding. Our shore excursion enabled us to visit some of the sights and enjoy the views. Worth spending some time here and our guide advised that there are some wonderful walking trails for the fitter and more adventurous visitors.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 18, 2023
  • Hugary1
    Sydney, Australia5,805 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lantau Island
    The Cable car ride was fantastic. Views are extraordinary. The Village is a tourist trap with the usual souvenir shops and high priced food outlets. Once inside the Budda you climb the stairs to discover only at that point that the next section you have to pay for to gain entry. No warning signs at the bottom. But still a site to visit but it will take with movement from hotel in city to cable car lines then ride then budda and back a full day.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 5, 2024
  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal1,066 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must when in Hong Kong
    No visit to Hong Kong is complete without visiting Lantau. Easy access from HK by metro. It has several attractions such as Big Budha, Po Lin Monastery, the fishing village of Tai O, not to mention Honk Kong Disneyland. Except for Disney, you can visit everything in one morning
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 16, 2024
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Annechad
Leeds, UK519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Not at all what is expected of Hong Kong, we have been before when we stayed in the Kowloon area. It is the largest island, home to the International Airport and Disneyland, but go to the southern part and it is a different world. We stayed at Mui Wo, a smallish town in the south-east and it really has quite a seaside atmosphere, and is home to a lot of ex-pats from all over the world - they find it much nicer to live there and commute to work in the city. The island is very mountainous, with beautiful scenery and National parks and takes some time to get from one side to the other because of that!! It is about 40 minutes by taxi to the airport.
Written February 23, 2020
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Michaeldoc
Calpe, Spain1,591 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We departed from discovery for 2 different trails (2 days). First day was to silvermine bay and return which took about 3 1/2 hours (through monastery and villages where they grow and sell vegetables and fruits and the second day which was harder to Tong Chong (return by bus) which took about 4 hours. You start with steep steps to go up the the tiger rock (over 1 hour) then down through the beautiful and peaceful hills to Tong Chong. Both highly recommended...
Written January 23, 2020
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Lantau is largest of Hong Kong islands and home to Po Lin Monastery, Tian Tan Buddha Statue, Ngong Ping Village, Skyrail and the International Airport. Arriving by air and luckily able to see the extent of construction being undertaken, the scope of the work is astounding. Our shore excursion enabled us to visit some of the sights and enjoy the views. Worth spending some time here and our guide advised that there are some wonderful walking trails for the fitter and more adventurous visitors.
Written December 18, 2023
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Untung T
Manila, Philippines153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Every time we visit hong Kong, we make it a habit to visit lantau Island and the big Buddha. The cable car experience is always nice, not only for kids but for grownups as well. Near the cable car station at the mtr is a mall with factory outlet shops, great for shopping and dining. Queues for cable car tickets are long, as you'll find many tourists visiting. I would suggest buying tickets online, which give you the privilege of skipping the line. We, for example, got out crystal canin tickets via klook. Best time to visit is in the morning or before lunch.
Written March 31, 2023
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Hugary1
Sydney, Australia5,805 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The Cable car ride was fantastic.
Views are extraordinary.
The Village is a tourist trap with the usual souvenir shops and high priced food outlets.
Once inside the Budda you climb the stairs to discover only at that point that the next section you have to pay for to gain entry. No warning signs at the bottom.
But still a site to visit but it will take with movement from hotel in city to cable car lines then ride then budda and back a full day.
Written January 6, 2024
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Serge F
67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Bus ride to fishing village takes about 40 minutes . Great to see tradition still bing followed and history preserved. Great to walk in between the small lane ways and seeing peoples actuall housing. Try the food on offer .
Written March 19, 2020
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Shasha A
Hong Kong, China203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
We visited Lantau island in October.
Our main destinations were,
Tian Tan buddha
Ngong Ping Village
Wisdom path
Tai O fishery village
Fu Shan View Point
Cheung sha beach

We started our journey as early as possible. We arrived to Tung Chung around 10.30am. From MTR we walked pass through the bus terminal to the other side to take bus 23 to go to Ngong Ping Village. Wisdom path is also located in Ngong ping village. We covered all these areas within like 2hrs and took the bus No 21 to Tai O. Gets down at the last stop and keep walking through the village to and the trail path to Fu shan view point. It was a very sunny day there is no cover on top. We didnt spend much time there and we came to Cheung sha beach. You can take anybus that comes to Tung Chung from Tai O but you have to ask the bus driver to stop the bus to get off and the bech.
Written November 8, 2021
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ab1973247
Motherwell, UK206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
8 hours going round the island, we stopped of at repulse bay, got to dip toes in the south china sea, stopped by an old fishing village, saw the big buddha and had food at the monastery. Plenty cultural things to see here. Ended the day on the cable car ride. Definately not for the faint hearted but worth it for the views be brave, we were!
Written January 7, 2020
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Patrick O
Mount Holly, NC1,153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We went here as part of a tour to see The Buddha and experience Lan Tau. A short ride out of Hong Kong takes you to the cable car which was fun in itself with great views! It takes you up toward the Buddha and great views of the monestary which is worth seeing. Be sure to stop at TAI O, a traditional fishing village where dried fish and interesting shops on narrow streets await your perusal. Be careful not to get in the way of the locals riding bikes on the narrow streets. The ring of a bell means get out of the way. Lantau Island is wonderful and gives you a great escape from the city in a very authentic way!
Written February 5, 2020
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Jeff B
Brentwood, UK737 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A great deal to do here. We went on a day trip,. A boat from the ferry terminal took us to the island where we picked up a coach. We went to a lovely beach - Cheung Sha; a stilted fishing village; a river boat ride past the houses on stilts; a walk through the village; a visit to a monastery with lunch; a visit to the buddha then a walk through Ngong Ping village then a cable car back. A full on day packed with interesting things to do and see.
Written February 17, 2020
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