Enjoy a whole day
taking in the exceptionally scenic and untouched landscape of Hong Kong’s
largest island, Lantau Island. This guided excursion involving an enchanting
cable car ride and a tranquil boat cruise will allow you to have an outstanding
look at the region’s grandest attractions such as the Tian Tan Big Buddha
Statue and Po Lin Monastery.
Soak up the spectacular
natural settings endowed with immaculate beaches and verdant greenery on an approximately
20 to 25 minute cable car ride from Tung Chung Town to Ngong Ping Village. This
extraordinary journey aboard a standard or crystal glass bottom also rewards
you with the 360 degree views of the Hong Kong International Park, Tung Chung
Bay, North Lantau Country Park, and the gleaming South China Sea.
A very short walk from
the Ngong Ping Terminus will lead you to the iconic 34-meter high bronze statue
of Tian Tan Buddha, built in 1993. Weighing over 250 tons, it’s one of the
world’s biggest seated images of Lord Buddha. You’ll have to climb 268 steps in
order to reach its summit. But this mighty ascend is without doubt worthy of
all your time and effort, as the most incredible island vistas and tranquil
experiences await you here. You can further explore three varied museum halls
beneath the statue.
Adjacent to the Giant
Buddha is the captivating Po Lin Monastery, one of Hong Kong’s most sanctified
Buddhist monasteries. Literally meaning ‘Precious Lotus,’ this massive complex
boasts of a rich history of over 100 years and contains about 40 structures
like Avalokitesvara Hall and King Hall. In the main temple is the Great Hall
with three golden statues of Lord Buddha. It’s equally striking for its
decorative ceilings featuring paintings and hangings. Furthermore, you can opt
to relish a delicious Buddhist lunch here (for additional charge).
The second part of your
Lantau Island tour will set you out to the quaint village of Tai O. Immerse
yourself in its mesmerizing old-world ambience as you wander through its
charming streets and take a boat cruise along the waterfront restaurants,
fishermen’s dwellings and other unique structures erected on stilts. You’ll be
promptly dropped back to your hotel or location in Hong Kong as the tour comes
to an end.