Lonely Planet review
Ma Wan was once famous as the gateway to Kowloon, where foreign ships would drop anchor before entering Chinese waters. If you want to get away from it all Ma Wan, a flat, rapidly developing island between the northeastern tip of Lantau and the New Territories, is hardly the place to go. It has a couple of temples devoted to Tin Hau, a long beach on the east coast at Tung Wan and a massive, high-end residential community called Park Island. Basically you’re here to view some startling engineering feats (the Lantau Link) and perhaps to visit Ma Wan Park , an appealing park and open space that also serves as an education centre focusing on nature, energy use and the environment. You can’t fail to notice Noah’s Ark, a ‘lifesize’ version of the biblical craft with plastic versions of the world’s animals strolling down the gangplank.