Lantau Island

Located in southwest Hong Kong and at the mouth of Pearl River, Lantau Island is the largest island in Hong Kong and the sixth largest in China, with an area of 147.16 square kilometers (about 36.36 acre), more than twice the size of Hong Kong Island. Most of the Island are mountainous terrain; hence the name of "the lung of Hong Kong". After development since 1990s, it has become one of the prime tourist destinations in Hong Kong.

Most visitor will start their trip from Ngong Ping Cable Car, a 5,700-meter long (about 3.5 miles) cable car journey that lasts 25 minutes, on which visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the Tian Tan Buddha, the world's largest, seated, outdoor statue of Buddha, the Po Lin Monastery, known as "sacred pray ground " in Hong Kong, the flora and fauna in the verdant mountainous terrain of the North Lantau Country Park, Tung Chung Bay and the new Hong Kong International Airport in the northwest of the Island. Anther attraction is also suggested, the wisdom path, an arrangement of 38 wood columns in a "∞" pattern, all engraved with calligraphy of Heart Sutra, a famous Buddhist classic. The above attractions can be reached by the cable car.

A short stay in Ngong Ping Village might be good, where interesting activities include Walking with Buddha, the Monkey's Tale Theater, the Ngong Ping Tea House, etc. Other attractions include the more than 3,000-year-old Tai O fishing town in the northwest of the Island, known for its typical fishing village scenes like stilt houses over the sea, fishing boats, ect. Traditional sea food with strong south China style, like salted fish and shrimp paste, are also produced locally there, Tung Chung Port, and Hong Kong Disneyland on Penny's Bay in the northeast of the Island . The Lantau Island is a perfect place to escape away from the bustle and hustle of Hong Kong city. You may not miss it.