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Trappist Haven Monastery
Established in 1951, the Trappist Haven Monastery is the only Catholic monastery built in medieval style in Hong Kong. Steeped in history and tradition, it provides another option for visitors who are looking for quieter Lantau tourist spots.
The monastery is a European rural medieval stone building with a small garden outside and the Virgin Mary at the Chinese style pavilion representing a mixture of Eastern and Western culture. The chapel with its distinctive pastel green roof is bright and airy inside with a wooden balcony at the rear.
Sacred and peaceful
For devout Catholics who would like a solemn land tour reminiscent of a European church, the Trappist Haven Monastery is a natural choice. The presence of a Catholic establishment on Lantau Island, which is internationally renowned for its Buddhist Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha, exemplifies the diversity of Hong Kong tourism.
The monastery is situated half-way between Mui Wo and Discovery Bay, from where visitors can follow a scenic walking trail along the coast to reach the Monastery, which takes about an hour at a leisurely pace. Visitors can also use the kaido service available from Discovery Bay or Peng Chau to arrive at the Monastery’s pier, which is a 10-minute walk away.
Famous for milk
The monastery is famous for its “Trappist Dairy” brand of milk. The dairy herd which was originally located here was moved to Yuen Long and the milk is now supplied from the mainland and bottled in Yuen Long.