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“Quiet and green.”
Review of Lantau Island

Lantau Island
Ranked #19 of 853 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I am not sure it can be an attraction by itself, but its a nice green area out of the concrete beast of hong kong and can be nice for nature lovers.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LevyShahar
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

If you get the chance to do a boat ride at Tai O fishing village, then I'd recommend it. It's not a long ride but to view the village from the water is interesting and they'll also head into the bay in search of the white dolphins. Give yourself some time to wander around the markets while you're there too. I'd do Tai O first as you have to wait for buses up and back and if you leave it too late it can be a bit rushed.
Once you're back, everything else is centrally located so you can just relax and wander around.
Climb the steps to the Big Buddha. It's not that hard and there's plenty of room to stop and catch your breath.
Visit the monastery and stroll through the gift shops.
Don't leave it too late to leave though as the line up for the cable car return journey really builds from 5pm.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank DJS068
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Lantau Island is the biggest island in HK. Apart from the International Airport which most of travellers go in and out. The island also has some magnificent sceneries. It is worth to spend a day visit to: Silver Bay (by ferry); Tai O (by bus) and Po Lin Temple (by bus).
Take a ferry to Mui Wo from Central Pier and enjoy a sea view of western of HK harbour within an hour. Landing Mui Wo and take a short walk to Silvermine Bay to enjoy sea breeze with a cup of coffee. Then take a bus from Silvermine Bay Terminal to Tai O Terminal with 45 minutes ride. The up and down drive along the hillside and wonderful view of the country side keep your eyes busy. Arriving at Tai O, take a slow walk towards the Tai O Heritage Hotel (formerly it was a police station). Along the path, you will see the typical fresh market and dry seafood market. The most renowned fisherman houses are on stilts above the tidal flat for generations. These unusual structures are interconnected, forming a tight community network. It is an excellent scenery for photo-taking.
Along the road going to the heritage hotel, you will find small workshop making shrimp paste, salted fish, and salted egg yolk. At the hotel's coffee shop, you are encouraged to try the Shrimp paste fry rice which is tasteful but with a stinky smell ( like blue cheese).
After lunch, walk back to the Tai O Bus Terminal and take a bus going to the Po Lin Temple which you could view the biggest buddha and the famous temple. Many visitors come here to worship the Buddha and also have vegetarian meal.
From Po Lin Temple, you may take a Rope Cable Car direct down to Tung Chung Station which end up your remarkable journey.

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank William B
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

From Mui Wo, Sunset Peak, Lantau Peak, Wisdom Path, Giant Buddha, Ngong Ping and even the shopping malls at Tung Chung. Lantau Island is definitely a wonder to explore. I went around for 3 days and I still hasn’t able to cover the north eastern part of Lantau Island. But from what I’ve seen, it was absolutely gorgeous. If you can only go to one place, make sure you check out Sunset Peak. The view of Lantau Peak and the Giant Buddha from Sunset Peak is one of my best memories in Hong Kong.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank RommelFabro
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Veeeery interesting place, well worth a visit. Enjoy a stroll in the narrow streets of the village, walk around the village, have a coffee in one of several coffee shops offering great views of the houses on wooden pillars.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ANDROS S
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