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Lantau island
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Shasha A
Hong Kong, China193 contributions
At Lantau Heights - Sunrise Peak Hike, Heaven's Lake, Rms Rock
Feb 2021 • Solo
It was a steep hike, need lot of energy. Not recommended for a first time hiker. I reached the summit in 2hrs. (Without any support, but better you take your hiking stick unless you are experienced and seasoned with wasting energy)
On the summit you can find the camping chalets, which you can book in advanced.
It was a scenic hike with the views of all the sides of Hong Kong.
On top You can visit Heaven's Lake and RMs rock.
Written 6 March 2021
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Hong Kong, China134,556 contributions
Hong Kong's largest island
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 22 February 2021
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Hong Kong, China31 contributions
Best island in HK.
Dec 2019
There's so much to do here. Lantau Peak, Sunset Peak, Big Buddha, Tai O, just to name a few. Definitely worth spending an entire day or weekend exploring.
Written 29 September 2020
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Osaka, Japan55 contributions
Sep 2020
Great place to do hiking, we went back there now several times and each time a different trail. Not very difficult, but good exercise.
Written 4 September 2020
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Bedford, TX350 contributions
Hong Kong Views
Oct 2019
It's easy to get around HK and see the sights. Taking the cable car to see the Tian Tan Buddha provided long range views of the surrounding area.
Written 3 September 2020
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Hong Kong, China726 contributions
Self trip around Lantau best featured locations.
Jul 2020
Self-trip Lantau island tour
1 to 2 days with option of 1-night stay at beach-side hotel.
Arrive early (08:30 ~ 09:00 am) in Tung Chung MTR station via MTR or Airport bus from the airport
Walk 4 to 5mins to Tung Chung Temporary Bus terminal (ref. Photo map) and look for Bus Stop for Bus no. 23 take bus no. 23 to the last stop Ngong Ping (Big Buddha) Bus scheduled every hour, 08:10, 09:10 etc. 50 mins Bus ride which will take you through scenic mountains of Lantau island. Bus fare: HK$18 (Weekdays) HK$27 weekends. Remember to sit on the right-hand side of the bus for scenic view of the Lantau island bay (Pui-O beach front) or Left-hand side of the bus for Tung Wan (East bay).
Arrive at Ngong Ping village bus stop, proceed to the Po Lin Monastery built in 1924 almost a century ago. There is vegetarian lunch available at reasonable prices inside the Po Lin monastery. The climb up to the Big Buddha is 277 steps where you can have a great view from above (Ref. Photos). After the descent, you may walk back to the Monastery for vegetarian lunch or Ngong Ping Village where there are multiple eateries for food and drinks. There are coffee shops like Starbucks, many souvenirs shops and 7-11 there. If you decided to cut your journey short, you can also walk to the end of the Ngong Ping village and buy a ticket for a Cable car ride back to Tung Chung Station. Single trip tickets at $160 per adult. The Cable car offers a 360 view of Lantau island.
Continuing the journey for the tour of Lantau; walk to the Ngong Ping bus terminal and look for the bus stop for bus no. 21, updated schedule available at the bus stop. Take the No.21 bus to Tai-O. Bus fare: HK$7 (Weekdays) HK$14 (Weekends)
Tai-O, a fishing village on the western side of the island. Option to take a tourist motorboat ride off the shores of Tai-O and if you are lucky you may be greeted by the famous Pink Dolphins of Hong Kong. (It’s been a awhile since the last sighting). Scout around the village of Tai-O for local food or shop dried seafood products for chefs. Take a hike to the North Western part of Tai-O towards the Heritage hotel and up the hills for a splendid view. Heritage hotel itself was converted from a Martine Police station built in 1902 and they had retained some of the initial features like the Temporary holding cells, colonial office styled facility (Front desk reception). This 9 rooms hotel will be a great honeymoon location.
Moving along back to the Tai-O bus terminal, you will want to catch the bus no. 1 from Tai-O to Mui-Wo beach town. The journey is a 45 mins ride taking you eastwards through again another scenic features of Lantau island. You will arrive at the Mui Wo bus terminal which is next to Mui Wo Ferry Pier. Here you do have several options:
1) Take a Ferry to Central Pier visiting or ending the trip in Central. Ferry fare: Monday to Saturday: HK$14.5 Sunday & Public holidays: HK$21.5
2) Enjoy the Eatery in Mui Wo center, featuring food from Thailand, Mediterranean, Indian, Local Hong Kong, etc. After which you can take the bus no. 3M back to Tung Chung. 45 mins ride, Weekdays HK$10.5 Weekends: HK$16.2. Reference to Option 2 Follow up activities below.
3) Walk over the Mui-Wo beach for a night stay in one of the beach-front hotels. Reference to Option 3 Follow up activities below.

Option 2 Follow up activities:
This option allows those travelers who loves shopping. From the Tung Chung bus terminal, you can walk over to Citygate outlet mall where you can find lots of shopping and fine restaurant to feed your hunger after walking through the 100,000sqm of shopping in both Citygate mall 1 & 2 (Phase 2 newly open end of 2019).
Option 3 Follow up activities:
This option includes a one-night stay at one of the beach-front hotels with pricing ranging from HK$400 ~ HK$600 per room night. Details can be enquired on hotel booking websites like TripAdvisor,, etc. Recommendation for hotel: Silvermine Beach Resort. Note: For those staying over in the Silvermine hotel you would alight from the bus at the Mui Wo market bus stop just one stop before the final Bus terminal which is about 300m away.
The beach front is facing Hong Kong main island and therefore it’s a great way to watch the sunrise from the East. The beach is also great for morning Sun tanning however please be reminded that that there is no nudist beach in Hong Kong and thus please have your swimsuit handy. After your stay at the beach front hotels, one may again jumped back to option 2 where you can enjoy a full day shopping in Citygate mall or back to option 1 where you may take the ferry to central of Hong Kong main island.
Other information:
If you are arriving from Hong Kong International Airport, you can take the buses from the ground floor bus stop of terminal one. No. S1 is the fastest route to Tung Chung station, fare: HK$3.50. Alternatively, you may take the Airport Express to Tsing Yi station and switch over to Tung Chung line (Yellow line in the directions to Tung Chung. (Much more expansive option. Then, there is the local Taxi (Blue Taxi – for Local Lantau island location only) option and the Uber option.
Hong Kong Tourism Board travel notice:
The opening hours of attractionsSome major attractions, including Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park Hong Kong, the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, Hong Kong Wetland Park, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, MONOPOLY DREAMS HONG KONG™, Noah's Ark Hong Kong, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, The Observation Wheel, some facilities of the museums under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Antiquities and Monuments Office are temporarily closed. Other attractions including the Peak Tram have shortened operating hours. Before your visit, please check their respective websites.
The above reviews are based on personal experience on self-journey trip. I am not a travel agent nor a tour guide, any further detail information maybe obtained from respective website featuring those locations. The review is mainly to be used as information sharing purpose and have contains no commercial values.
Written 21 July 2020
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Michael T
Jakarta, Indonesia42 contributions
Exellent location
Aug 2019
I use the cable car to this place, the waiting time is very fast, the view is very beautiful. I love Hong Kong
Written 28 June 2020
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Jakarta, Indonesia225 contributions
gateway to Hong Kong
Jul 2019
my favorite island. it is not as crowded as Hong Kong island. lots of parks and modern buildings. very gorgeous
Written 27 June 2020
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Roger Sun
4 contributions
Mountains Galore
May 2020
From the big buddha to the mountains, the cable car to the towns, Lantau island is home to many travellers. This place is hiker Haven, with the third tallest mountain in Hong Kong. Happy Days!

Roger Sun, Great Man.
Written 2 June 2020
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mukul r
Mumbai, India121 contributions
Awesome time
May 2019
Lantau island is a beautiful place away from the main island of hong kong. I had booked a trip by bus which took us all around and returned by the cable car.
we also visited Po Lin monastery
Written 7 April 2020
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