Must see attractions in Lantau

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    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,…

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    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…

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    Stilt Houses

    Tai O's remaining stilt houses stand over the waterway, scrunched up against each other for support. Some have ladders descending to boats, the vehicle of…

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    Tai O Kwan Tai Temple

    Tai O's oldest temple, raised in the 15th century (Ming dynasty), is dedicated to Kwan Tai, a deified general known as the God of War. It was renovated in…

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    Shui Hau Beach

    Lantau's largest stretch of mudflat, Shui Hau Beach, is lovely, with rippled black sand mirroring the sky and mangroves teeming with crustaceans and clams…

  • Hong Kong Disneyland

    Disneyland serves 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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Tai O Yeung Hau Temple

    Yeung Hau, Tai O's patron deity and the resident god here is believed to be the maternal uncle of the last Song emperor. Marquis Yeung is said to have…

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    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…

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    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’…

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    Silvermine Waterfall

    If time allows, hike from Mui Wo town to Silvermine Waterfall (銀礦瀑布), near the old Silvermine Cave northwest of town (the cave was mined for silver in the…

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    Pui O

    Along South Lantau Rd is a succession of beaches that attract surfers, beach-goers and retirees alike. Just 5km southwest of Mui Wo, Pui O has a decent…

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    Silvermine Bay Beach

    Just east of Mui Wo town, Silvermine Bay beach is a popular spot for day trippers. The long, wide beach fringed by houses and a few small hotels is not…

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    Tong Fuk

    The beach at Tong Fuk is not Lantau's nicest, but the village has holiday flats, several shops and restaurants, and its distance from Mui Wo means it's…

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    Luk Tei Tong Watchtower

    Once a fortification against pirates, this 19th-century tower makes for a photogenic ruin, with vines bursting forth from its windows.

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    Butterfly Hill Watchtower

    This granite watchtower was built in the late 19th century for defence against pirates, and now makes for a scenic ruin.

  • Tung Chung

    Before 1994 Tung Chung, on Lantau’s northern coast, was an inaccessible farming village. Less than four years later, it was transformed into a new town…