Attractions

Top Choice Buddhist Monastery in Lantau

Po Lin Monastery & Big Buddha

Po Lin is a huge Buddhist monastery and temple complex that was built in 1924. Today it seems more of a tourist honeypot than a religious retreat, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors a year and still being …
Top Choice Village in Lantau

Tai O

On weekends, droves of visitors trek to the far-flung west coast of Lantau to see a fascinating way of life. Here in Tai O, historical home to the Tanka boat people, life is all about the sea. Houses are built on st…
Amusement Park in Lantau

Hong Kong Disneyland

Ever since it claimed Hong Kong in 2005, Disneyland has served as a rite of passage for the flocks of Asian tourists who come daily to steal a glimpse of one of America’s most famous cultural exports. It’s divided i…
Monastery in Lantau

Trappist Monastery

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 t…
Area in Lantau

Fan Lau

Only accessible on foot, Fan Lau (Divided Flow), a small peninsula on the southwestern tip of Lantau, has a couple of good beaches and the remains of Fan Lau Fort, built in 1729 to protect the channel between Lantau…
Historic Building in Lantau

Stilt Houses

Tai O's remaining stilt houses and the local Kwan Tai Temple, dedicated to the god of war, are on Kat Hing St. To reach them, cross the bridge from the mainland to the island, walk up Tai O Market St and go right at…
Area in Lantau

Discovery Bay

With a fine stretch of sandy beach ringed by luxurious condominiums, ‘DB’ is a dormitory suburb on Lantau’s northeastern coast for professionals who commute to Central. There is no pressing need to visit except to o…
Historic Building in Lantau

Tung Chung Fort & Battery

Annals record a settlement at Tung Chung as early as the Ming dynasty. There are several Buddhist establishments in the upper reaches of the valley, but the main attraction here is Tung Chung Fort, which dates back …
Village in Lantau

Mui Wo

Mui Wo (Plum Nest) was Lantau’s largest settlement before Tung Chung was born. Today this sleepy town functions as a shopping, eating and transport hub for the island's south side. The big draw for visitors is Silve…
Beach in Lantau

Cheung Sha

Cheung Sha (Long Sand) is Hong Kong's longest beach, stretching more than 3km on the southern coast of Lantau. It's divided into ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ sections; a trail over a hillock links the two. Upper Cheung Sha, …