Traveling to Hong Kong usually means traveling around the hustle and bustle of the city, doing shopping, try a lot of their foods, do sight seeing which basically just involve the city. Well, Hong Kong chiefly is known for its city’s attractions actually. But what if you take your trip to Hong Kong up to the next level?
Why don’t you explore more of Hong Kong’s beauty, away from the busy streets, blaring sounds of the city and occupied commuters, and embrace the other side of the country- where nature is at its best?
Perfectly sitting pretty as Hong Kong’s biggest Island, Lantau Island is a haven of jaw-dropping landscapes, astounding scenery, notable culture and an amazing hidden fishing village (best part.) You wouldn’t miss this for the world, right?
Pre Travel Guide
How to get there?
Our Lantau Island involves traveling to TWO villages namely Ngong Ping Village and Tai O Fishing Village. Here’s a step by step guide on how to get to these places:
First Stop: Ngong Ping Village
- Take 360 Ngong Ping Cable Car to Ngong Ping Village
Second Stop: Tai O Village
- From Ngong Ping, ride the bus 21 to Tai O Village.
- You may also opt to ride a taxi to the village
Entrance Fees/ Activity Fees:
- Ngong Ping Village: No Entrance Fee
- Tai O Village: No Entrance Fee
- Tai O Village Boat Fee: HKD20 -negotiable
Let me now tour you around Lantau Island:
Ngong Ping Village
Be mesmerized by this small yet astonishing village where typical Chinese themed architecture will welcome you. Here, you can wander around the village witnessing remarkable attractions such as the Po Lin Monastery and the famous Tian Tan Buddha. There are also aesthetic architecture around the village that will definitely attract you!
Big Buddha Statue
Situated in the lush mountains of Lantau Island is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, which serves as a model of the Altar of Heaven. It rises at 112 feet and weighs over 250 metric tons. It’s largeness can startlingly be witnessed from afar even up to Macau!
In order for you to draw closer to the statue, you have to climb up a 280 steps stairs. As you reach the peak, you can also witness a breathtaking view of sweeping mountains and tranquil seas.
Po Lin Monastary
You can also get a magnificent view of the Po Lin Monastary up from the peak of the Big Buddha Statue. This convent is actually hailed as the “Buddhist World in the South” as it is Hong Kong’s most important Buddhist temple.
Explore Ngong Ping Village
Ngong Ping Village is quite huge that you won’t get bored exploring it. There are Chinese architectures that will captivate you, local food and snacks that will attract you. You can even spot Buffalos that are as vain as you- don’t forget to take selfies with them. They’ll absolutely love it!
Tai O Fishing Village
Immerse yourself with the tranquil, authentic, rare, and ethnic locale of the village of Tai O where you get to witness its beauty and will able to understand why it was called the “Venice of Hong Kong.”
See yourself sailing on a boat around the waterways beholding jaw dropping views of the island. If you’re lucky enough, you can even catch a sight of pink dolphins!
While sailing around the river, you will also be able to witness unique stilt houses that are literally on waters. What’s more about this tour is that you are allowed to enter one of these stilt houses, and observe how distinctive their living is.
Explore around Tai O Fishing Village
Of course, your tour wouldn’t be complete without a DIY tour around Tai O Fishing Village by yourself. Here, you can observe the daily life of the locals, and also try their food!
Hong Kong is definitely more than its beautiful city skylines and attractions. It’s beauty, beyond doubt, extends to captivating mountains and breathtaking landscapes. Sayang naman if you won’t lengthen your visit in Hong Kong in this marvelous island. Kaya G NA BES!