Escape the hustle of the city to explore the territory’s largest island of Lantau, often referred to as the “Lungs of Hong Kong” because of the abundance of indigenous forest and limited high-rise residential developments.
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Start the day travelling by public ferry to Lantau Island. Arriving at Mui Wo Pier, guests will stop by the longest beach in Hong Kong and may even be able to spot some of the local water buffalos. Next, head on to Tai O village, once the largest inhabited settlement on Lantau Island, and admire its stilt houses that offer a glimpse into Hong Kong’s history and striking contrast with the modern city. Travel up to the world’s largest bronze statue of Buddha, the Tian Tan Buddha, and take in the panoramic views of North Lantau Country Park. Catch your breath before heading to the Po Lin Monastery where a vegetarian lunch will be served. End the day by hopping on the Ngong Ping Cable Car, one of Hong Kong’s top attractions which features a stunning 5.7km cable car ride with panoramic views encompassing the South China Sea and lush surrounding mountains.