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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…
Top Choice Historic Building in Lantau

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 choice. These houses have a history of over two centuries. T…
Top Choice Taoist Temple in Lantau

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 the Qing dynasty, with donations by court officials and Tai …
Top Choice Beach in Lantau

Shui Hau Beach

Lantau's largest stretch of mud-flat, Shui Hau Beach, is lovely, with rippled black sand mirroring the sky and mangroves teeming with crustaceans and clams. At low tide, it attracts dozens of clam diggers. There's a…
Amusement Park in Lantau

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. It’s divided into seven areas – Main Street USA, Tomorrowla…
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…
Bar in Lantau

Hemingway's

Sleek and somewhat corporate-feeling, this Caribbean restaurant and bar is always packed with Disco Bay expats sipping rum cocktails and eating plates of plant-based meatball marinara and BBQ pulled jackfruit – the …
Fusion in Lantau

Tai O Lookout

The rotating ceiling fans, wooden booths and tiled floor of this rooftop glasshouse restaurant ooze old-world charm, and no one would blame you if you came to just sip coffee and chill. But the food – fried rice tos…