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“Eclectic Combination of VintageRural & Modern Kong ”
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Lantau Island
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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“Eclectic Combination of VintageRural & Modern Kong ”
Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Ranging from the vintage Tai O fishing village which provides stark contrast to modern, urban Hong Kong, to the outstanding Hong Kong Airport and the Po Lin Monastery with its 34 meter Giant Buddha, Lantau has moved well beyond the huge largely undeveloped island, unconnected to primary Hong Kong except by ferry to an easily accessible and fascinating tree covered, mountainous spot with accessible and interesting sights. The cable car to the monastery is about a 25 minute journey with great views of the natural landscape, modern airport and hikers making the arduous trek across the island. The cable car is a short walk from the MTR ration. Lines can be very long on holidays but a small extra fee can give you VIP access to avoid the lines. The 360 tour is worthwhile for first time visitors as it gets you down to the fishing village and on the water as well as gives you background on the monastery and Giant Buddha. From the general monastery elevation, you can also access the Buddha statue directly via a 268 step climb. Plan a full day. The day we visited the last cable car back down the mountain departed at 6:30.

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“Great day out”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

We visited the big budda - great and the whole area is done very well. We then took a taxi to Tai O fishing village, when we arrived the village has 60's style buildings and thought we had wasted our time, but followed some other people and found the fishing village, really worth going to visit, lots of places to try some local food if you wish and just so different to see.

Visited January 2014
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Tallinn, Estonia
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“Lantau Island”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

I took the MTR to Lantau Island it’s where the cable car and Giant Buddha are, I changed 2 stations then I finally arrived to Ngong ping 360! I took the cable car and the view was spectacular its breath taking the journey last for 45 min then I reached Ngong ping 360 village from there you can walk to the giant Buddha they call it walking with Buddha and the road of enlightenment ! Well walking with Buddha is full of franchising corporate there were Starbucks, MacDonald, Italian ice cream and restaurants, subway and much more!! Anyway to get to the statue you have to take the stairs and its only 260 steps :( and I did it but it’s the first and last exercise I’ll have for the next 10 years! It was exhausting! The souvenirs shops there were amazing it’s everything I dreamed of. afterwards I visited the monastery then I returned back and went to city gate mal

Visited April 2013
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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“Oasis of silent and spirituality”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

If You are tired of Hong Kong crowded streets and shops take a trip to Lantau with famous Buddha sculpture on the top of hill with view to Macau Tower (by clear air)! try to get there by subway and continue by cableway or bus. Take Your lunch in next door Buddhist temple vegetarian restaurant.

Visited June 2013
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“A trip through beauty”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

This was one of the attractions of our day tour and a highlight, the Buddha sits majestically atop a beautiful temple of rememberance with a peak into the reverance held for the past and the ancestors. A shared lunch in the monastery styled dining area a delicious vegetarian feast destined to change your opinion of Tofu. Worth the trip on windy roads.

Visited January 2014
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