Discovery Bay Golf Club
Perched high on a hill, this 27-hole course has impressive views of the Outlying Islands. Nonmembers can only book two days in advance.
With a fine stretch of sandy beach ringed by luxurious condominiums, ‘DB’ is a dormitory suburb on Lantau’s northeastern coast for...
Mui Wo (Plum Nest) was Lantau’s largest settlement before Tung Chung was born. Today this sleepy town functions as a shopping, eating...
China Beach Club
This cheerful restaurant has an airy rooftop and balcony overlooking Silvermine Bay beach for those who want to chill over their...
Fancy eggs Benedict, chocolate waffles, even a full English breakfast for dinner? No problem. Breakfast is served 24/7 in a...
Tai Shui Hang · interesting places nearby
Trappist Monastery information
Northeast of Mui Wo and south of Discovery Bay is the Roman Catholic Lady of Joy Abbey, better known as the Trappist Monastery. The Trappists gained a reputation as one of the most austere religious communities in the Roman Catholic Church and the Lantau congregation was established at Peking in the 19th century. All of the monks here now are local Hong Kongers. Their medieval-style stone chapel is a peaceful spot for quiet contemplation.
The monastery is known throughout Hong Kong for its cream-rich milk, sold in half-pint bottles everywhere, but the cows have been moved to the New Territories and Trappist Dairy Milk is now produced in Yuen Long.
One of the nicest ways to visit the monastery is by hiking the three hours from Mui Wo to Discovery Bay – just follow the well-marked coastal trail at the northern end of Tung Wan Tau Rd. The monastery makes a good halfway stopping place. You can then have dinner at Discovery Bay and catch a ferry back to Central.