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Lantau island
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monicaa2mx
23 contributions
Jan 2020
Arrive using Train from Hong Kong Island!

During weekdays it is less crowded than weekends. My suggestion is go by cable car and then you decide if you return by cable car or bus. Bus is cheaper but takes around 50 mins while cable it is only 35 mins.

Arrive early! if you want to take pictures to big buddha with too many people. To go to Tai O, you can take the bus from the big buddha, just be aware, buses are small and sometimes there is a big line and the bus departs every hr.

you can go by yourself or by tour.
Written January 19, 2020
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JoeBenevides
Fresno, CA340 contributions
Feb 2020
We took a First Ferry out of Central pier 6 to Lantau Island, Mui Wo Village. From there a bus will drive 40 minutes to the Big Buddha. I preferred the tour of the island by bus over using the 360 cable car, and I was able to use my Octopus card for the Ferry and the bus.
Written February 18, 2020
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Catherine Leung
21 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
It's so close to the city and even where the HK airport is, you can find the most scenic hiking trails, fishing village, beautiful beaches and good variety of restaurants all in one. The island is big and better to plan out your day on what you want to do. One cannot see everything in one day and can spend different days on different things to do. it's more than just the shopping mall and Disneyland.
Written February 22, 2020
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Annechad
Leeds, UK513 contributions
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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Shasha A
Hong Kong, China196 contributions
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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Michaeldoc
Calpe, Spain1,576 contributions
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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Serge F
67 contributions
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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BradJill
Hong Kong, China142,031 contributions
Jan 2021
Lantau Island is the largest of Hong Kong's more than 250 islands. It is located to the west of Hong Kong Island and is almost twice its size at nearly 147 sq. kilometres. The island is mostly protected country park and rural lands and is considered a major 'green lung' of Hong Kong. It is also the location of Hong Kong International Airport and several major sightseeing venues and locations.

Lantau is where you will find Hong Kong Disneyland, the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, Village and Giant Buddha. The island is also home to numerous historical fishing villages, most notably Tai O which is west of the town of Tung Chung. This is a neat heritage location and place to view the rare pink dolphins which reside in the coastal waters nearby.

The island is also known for its beaches, particularly at the village of Mui Wo as well as the long and beautiful stretches of sandy shores at Cheung Sha. There are two country parks, Lantau North and Lantau South which protect nearly half of the island, encompassing numerous peaks, valleys, woodlands, coastline and HK's largest reservoir. The island also hosts some of Hong Kong's most popular hiking spots including the famous Sunset Peak Trail and the it 70-km Lantau Trail.

While travel around Lantau Island is quite limited compared to Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula, there is regular and frequent transportation to the island by way of MTR, Airport Express, public buses as well as ferries to the village of Mui Wo in the south. There are limited accommodation options on Lantau with a few properties available at Mui Wo, Tai O and Tung Chung being the most accessible. You'll find restaurants, supermarkets, convenient stores and basic services such as banks and cash points at Mui Wo, Tung Chung and the Ngong Ping 360 Village and casual eateries and stores in other villages around the island in areas frequented by tourists.
Written February 22, 2021
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ab1973247
Motherwell, UK201 contributions
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, NC1,000 contributions
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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