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Hong Kong Food Tour: Sham Shui Po District
"In the morning meet your guide and small group at Sham Shui Po MTR Station located in one of Hong Kong's most intriguing neighborhoods. This old Kowloon district offers an abundance of popular spots for any foodie interested in trying out Hong Kong's beloved cuisine. Follow your guide on foot down a food trail off the beaten pa head to a soy specialty store and sip some of the freshest soymilk as you learn about the three different soy products sold at the shop. Afterward follow your guide to a Chinese pudding store for a taste of delicious sweet pudding made the traditional way at this sixty-year-old establishment.Next see how the Braised Goose Restaurant’s owner and chef adapts traditional Chiu Chow fare for Hong Kong tastes at this hidden gem. After a savory sampling your palette will be ready for two types of freshly baked cookies at a legendary Kowloon bakery. Finally
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Private Hong Kong Layover Tour: City Sightseeing with Round-Trip Airport Transport
"After pickup from the Hong Kong airport by private vehicle your five-hour layover tour begins with a ride on the Victoria Peak tram for spectacular views of Hong Kong Island and its skyscrapers. Take an eight-minute funicular railway ride to the summit where your personal guide will point out Kowloon and the surrounding islands of Victoria Harbour.Next pass beautiful Repulse Bay en route to your next destination the famous fishing village of Aberdeen. Marvel at Hong Kong's floating community on Aberdeen Harbour and learn about this thriving village where fishermen and their families still reside aboard traditional junk boats. You'll have the option to board a your guide will accompany you to Stanley Market where goods are available at just a fraction of the price in town. Browse the small shops for great deals on everything from Chinese costume jewelry and souvenirs to silk clothing and sportswear. When you’ve had your fill of bargain shopping
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Hong Kong Super Saver: Hong Kong Island Tour plus Sheung Wan District Walking Tour
"Hong Kong Island Morning Sightseeing Tour:After hotel pickup (select hotels only) your guide will take you aboard a funicular tram to Victoria Peak to start your morning tour of Hong Kong Island with amazing views from the top. Look out past Kowloon and the surrounding islands before you descend and then head past picturesque Repulse Bay on your way to Aberdeen. Learn about this floating community where fishermen still reside aboard junks and take an optional trip aboard a sampan (flat-bottomed wooden boat) around the fascinating harbor (at an additional cost).Next your guide will take you to Stanley Market a must-see destination in Hong Kong. Browse the little shops for fantastic deals on everything from Chinese costume jewelry and souvenirs to silk clothing and sportswear. When you’ve had your fill of bargain hunting head to your final destination – a famous jewelry factory where professional craftsmen make gorgeous works of art
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Lantau Island Tips (45)

Sunsets over Sunny Bay

I travel home from work via Sunny Bay. It has an MTR Station, the platform for the Mickey Mouse train that takes you to Disneyland and a bus station from which you can catch a bus to Discovery Bay only. It's not a lot, yet people go there to have their wedding photos taken with a lovely ocean backdrop or to photograph the often spectacular sunsets there. There is a long walkway by the sea with views over the sea and some islands. It is quite pretty.

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IreneMcKay
Jul 04, 2015

Po Lin Monastery

This monastery is situated on Lantau Island. You can reach it by bus from Tung Chung or Mui Wo. Or you can reach it by cable car from Tung Chung. Since the opening of the cable car, it has got more and more busy here.

Next to the temple is the famous Big Buddah statue. This statue was erected in 1993. It is 34 metres high and faces north towards China. The right hand of the Buddah is raised to deliver a blessing to all who gaze on it. This massive Buddha, took 12 years to complete. Climb the 268 steps at the foot of the statue to see the great views from the top.

Vegetarian meals are available in the monastery. Many lovely hiking trails start from here. I have done the one from here to Tai o fishing village.

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IreneMcKay
Jun 29, 2013

Cattle

Lantau has wild water buffalo and cattle. They are considered by the authorities as a bit of a nusiance and they like to find reasons to cull them. Personally I rather like them except maybe when they hit the motorway and my bus gets stuck behind them.

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IreneMcKay
Jun 29, 2013

Tsing Ma Bridge: Cross It!

Going from Lantau Island to Hong Kong, you can either take the MTR or a taxi. The former will also use the bridge, though the scenery will not be that amazing as the train will go pass many beams and wires and thus, the scenery is all lost through these distractions.

All of 2 km long, the Tsing Ma bridgebuilt in 1997 is the world's longest span suspension bridge and I had the privilege to be on top of it. The bridge has six lanes and it was magnificant! I'd whipped out my phone camera and took shot after shot after shot. And then I realised that I was still on the bridge.

It was that long!

Other than admiring the smooth flowing traffic, travelling on this bridge also accord visitors with a wonderful view of the various islands and lovely sea.

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Aidy_p
Dec 26, 2011
 
 
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Wonderful Running Trail

Lantau Island is not all about the airport and Disneyland. The island provides for magnificant view while running.

I took a step out of the hotel's back gate and was greeted by a fishing trawler heading out towards sea. It proved to be a lovely setting for me and that motivated me to sprint against the trawler. The result was clear - I lost.

Still, it brought me to the next interesting site - a lighthouse that was situated just outside the Disneyland Hotel. Anglers used that area to catch fishes. All these scenes made it a very interesting experience for me.

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Aidy_p
Dec 26, 2011

Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island

The giant bronze Buddha at the Po Lin Monastery is a sight to be seen! The monastery has a hostel that you can call and make reservations for. It's a nice place to hang out at for a few days. Here is an excerpt from my travel journal about my experiences there:

On the road to Po Lin, I got off the bus at the foot of the mountain leading up to the monastery and walked. It was a lovely walk up the mountain! Absolutely breathtaking. Words won't do the experience justice, you'll have to see the pictures. As I walked up, I had an overwhelming sense of peace and happiness come over me, as well as wonder at the beauty of the surrounding hills and valleys. At one point I stopped to watch the sunset, which was happening behind a hill from my vantage point, and it was so cool... the sky was pink and orange and soft, with a brilliant crystal clear blue above, and a few fingers of gold were shooting up from behind the hill. It was amazing! Venus was low and bright in the sky above the hill. I spent a moment taking in the awesomeness of that view!

Finally, after about an hour's walk, I arrived at the monastery. Po Lin is home to a giant bronze Buddha, the largest anywhere in China. As I walked past it high on the hill, I could see its silhouette. I could hear bullfrogs awming loudly, and the wind kicked up and made the yellow and red flags on either side of the path come alive. I love arriving at a place at twilight! Everything strangely seems brighter when the details are left to the imagination.

I walked along the little path in the woods to my hostel and checked in, and made friends with a few travelers.

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bellatrix
Apr 04, 2011

AsiaWorld Arena

Asiaworld Arena is located at Lautau Island, near HK International Airport. As its not near the centre, so better stay in HK Island or Kowloon side hotels.

There is MTR station(Airport Express Line) at Asiaworld Arena. Take MTR to Tsing Yi Station or Kowloon Station or Hong Kong Station, then transit Airport Express Line to there.

can check price from the following:
http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/oticketing/intro.html

May be find hotels locate in Wanchai.
You can select the hotel in the district, then find some hotels information:
http://www.hotelhk.com/index_eng.php

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Luckmui
Feb 28, 2009

Ngong Ping 360 - the cable car

Opened in mid-September 2006, the new cable car Ngong Ping 360 is definitely a MUST-Do activity for all travelers to Hong Kong.

The ride
The ride starts at Tung Chung, a new town with around 250,000 inhabitants. It lies on Lantau Island's northern shore and is the end of the Tung Chung-MTR-Line (dark yellow). The ride from Hong Kong Station to Tung Chung takes about 30 minutes.

The cable car terminus is a mere 2 minutes walk from Exit B of Tung Chung station.
The 5.7 km-ride up to Ngong Ping takes about 20 to 25 minutes (!) and offers stunning views across Western Lantau and Check Lap Kok airport.

Ngong Ping Village
Visitors will arrive in the newly constructed Ngong Ping village, which houses several restaurants, souvenir shops but also two new tourist attractions:

a) Walking with Buddha (multimedia attraction allowing guests to follow the life of Siddhartha Gautama, the man who became Buddha)
b) Monkey's Tale Theatre (a computer generated animation, combined with special effects and surround sound, that's supposed to provide an amusing story for young and old)

Costs
There are several packages existing, including one or two of the attractions within Ngong Ping Village. I will simply show the rates for the cable car only. For more details on the packages, please check out the below website.

One-way trip: 58.- HKD (Peak season: 68.- HKD)
Return journey: 88.-HKD (Peak season: 98.-HKD)

Please check the below website for the exact dates of the peak season.

Impressions
For more impressions on this new must-see attraction, please check out my new Travelogue - Ngong Ping 360.

I recommend to visit Ngong Ping 360 on a weekday as weekends tend to be rather crowded and you might need to queue for up to an hour!!!

!! Re-opened !!

Ngong Ping 360 was re-opened on December 31, 2007 after its six-months suspension of service. Enjoy!!!

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Tai O

Tai O is located on Lantau's western shore and used to be called the "The Venice of Hong Kong', mainly due to its stilt houses.
Once being a tiny fishing village, it developed into a tiny fishing-tourist destination with street vendors lining up along your path. However, compared to other places, Tai O is not a main tourist spot and its clean air and scenery are still worth a visit off the beaten path.
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How to get there?
Same as for the Big Buddha, take the ferry from Central to Sivermine Bay (Mui Wo) on Lantau's East and get onto the connecting bus towards 'Tai O'. The trip from Mui Wo takes about 45 minutes.

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Dec 13, 2006

The Monastery & Big Budha

We were excited to get out of Hong Kong proper and pay a visit to Lantau Island and the Giant Buhdda, but after what seemed like a long journey from Hong Kong, we were a bit disappointed to find out that the Buddha has no historical significance what so ever.

The Giant Buddha, a majestic figure of the seated Buddha (or Tian Tan) is 34 metres high, was cast in China and took 10 years to complete. Weighing 220 tonnes, it was unveiled in 1993 amid deep religious ceremonies".

You can climb the steps to the top of the Buddha where you will be rewarded with a majestic view of the mountains. Inside Buddha is a smallish musuem, but the best part is definitely the outside. We arrived on a pretty cold windy day and as we were circuling the Lotus where Buddha is seated, we were amazed to see the fog rolling in.

Included in the price of the museum is a "cafeteria like" meal. We were treated to a selection of vegetarian goodies which came as a nice surprise.

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Gypsystravels
Nov 18, 2006

Enlightment the buddha

Many people are so caught up with the shopping that they leave out lau tau island. Personally i love it, the scenory was beautiful, at the time i went it was sunny. So the pictures taken were beautiful. To get there , you might have to rtake a MTR, after that take a bus or ferry or cable car.

I personally would recommend to you to take cable cars there and return by ferry. Beautiful scenory.

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arcee14
Nov 07, 2006

Enlightment the buddha

Many people are so caught up with the shopping that they leave out lau tau island. Personally i love it, the scenory was beautiful, at the time i went it was sunny. So the pictures taken were beautiful. To get there , you might have to rtake a MTR, after that take a bus or ferry or cable car.

I personally would recommend to you to take cable cars there and return by ferry. Beautiful scenory.

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arcee14
Nov 07, 2006

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