Occupying an area of about 148 sq km, Lantau Island in the southwest of Hong Kong is the largest island in the territory. Archaeological remains suggest that Fu Tei Wan on Chek Lap Kok was inhabited by early settlers around the Middle Neolithic period (c. 4000 – 2500 BC). This major outlying island has 47 settlements, headed by Mui Wo, Tung Chung and Tai O. Of them, Tung Chung has developed into a new town in recent years.
The northern part of Lantau Island houses a number of key infrastructures, including the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the comprehensive transportation network connecting the Hong Kong International Airport and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge with other districts of Hong Kong, as well as the cable car ropeway system linking Tung Chung New Town and Ngong Ping.
Nevertheless, more than half of Lantau Island comes within the protected realm of Lantau South Country Park, Lantau North Country Park and Lantau North (Extension) Country Park with many fascinating attractions. Set amidst the rolling slopes of Lantau Peak and Sunset Peak, the complex circuitry of village paths constructed several centuries ago has become traditional paths frequented by hikers nowadays. The 70-km Lantau Trail traverses Lantau South Country Park and Lantau North Country Park is the premier choice for hikers to challenge their stamina. Beginning in Mui Wo, it snakes across the uplands for a full circle to end also in Mui Wo, giving a great diversity of natural vistas along the way.
What’s more, there are also nice beaches like Silvermine Bay Beach, Pui O Beach, Cheung Sha Beach and Tong Fuk Beach etc., as well as campsites and barbecue areas lying in the woodland and along the waterfront.
A number of monuments and historic buildings can be found on Lantau Island. For example, Fan Lau Fort, Tung Chung Fort, Hau Wong Temple at Tung Chung, Rock Carving at Shek Pik, Yeung Hau Temple at Tai O, etc. Besides, The Big Buddha (also known as the Tian Tan Buddha and Giant Buddha), Po Lin Monastery, Wisdom Path and Tai O stilted houses are the must-go tourist spots on the island.
To plan your journey to Lantau Island, visit the "HKeMobility" website (https://www.hkemobility.gov.hk) or mobile application developed by the Transport Department, and insert your starting point to search for routes of different transportation mode. Alternatively, you may click the “Journey” button in the Google Map below.
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