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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1. Butterfly Hill Watchtower

0.36 MILES

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

2. Mui Wo

0.42 MILES

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…

3. Silvermine Bay Beach

0.52 MILES

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…

4. Silvermine Waterfall

0.74 MILES

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…

5. Trappist Monastery

1.89 MILES

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…

6. Pui O

2.04 MILES

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…

7. Discovery Bay

2.48 MILES

With a fine stretch of sandy beach ringed by luxurious condominiums, ‘DB’ is a dormitory suburb on Lantau’s northeastern coast for professionals who…

8. Tung Wan


The water at the otherwise pleasant Tung Wan beach, a five-minute walk from the ferry pier, is too dirty for swimming and is not served by lifeguards, but…