We took the Metro from East Tsim Sha Tsui to Tung Chung. Cost was HK$19.5 (Equivalent £1.95) single and the service was clean, fast and reliable. There are lots of staff around to help if you need it but the sineage is excellent. An interesting journey out through Hong Kong across to Lantau Island. The Ngong Ping Cable Car opens at 10.00am and costs HK$210 each (Equivalent £21) return. We had a fantastic 5.7km trip with excellent views of the harbour, airport and as we reached the top, the Big Buddha itself.
We also saw the Po Lin Monastery nestling in the forest before we reached the terminus. There are lots and lots of tourist shops and cafes which was somewhat unexpected but we then climbed the 268 steps up to the 34m Buddha. It is magnificent and has some interesting exhibits about its construction inside. After descending the steps we visited the Po Lin Monastery – excellent architecture and culture and plenty of incense. Highly recommended as a day out, the weather for us wasn’t particularly good but it didn’t matter!
TOP TIP – Get to Lantau as close to 10.00am as possible, it gets horrendously busy later in the day.
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