As the biggest outlying island of the territory, Lantau is one of the best Hong Kong places to explore. Find out more about "The Best of Hong Kong" and the things to do on Lantau Island from this list and be surprised to uncover fun activities that are less mentioned in other web sites that focus on Hong Kong sightseeing information.
Attraction-packed Lantau is not only a true gift from nature, it is also a living encyclopaedia that has chronicled the development of Hong Kong. There is a long list of things to do on Lantau Island, whether you want to relax, to hike or to explore, Lantau will definitely be your best choice to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and to get close to nature.
As the home of Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau is not only served by a highly efficient transport network, it also boasts a wide selection of accommodation designed for travellers wanting to experience the other side of Hong Kong. Families will enjoy the theme park and resort on the island, while business travellers will welcome the all-encompassing starred hotels. Backpackers will be equally delighted with the hostel choices.
Built in 1699 and located at Po Chu Tam, the temple is a Grade I historic building and the oldest Hau Wong temple in Hong Kong.
Yang Liangjie, a brave and loyal general, protected the last emperor of the Southern Song Dynasty despite his failing health. Yang, together with his king and the army he took command of, stayed in Lantau briefly. His courageous act was honoured in the temple by villagers. “Hau Wong” is a Chinese acronym that combines two titles given to Yang before and after he passed away.
Having been erected for more than 300 years of history, the temple is home to a wealth of historical relics, including a bell cast in 1699, a tin altar table created in 1860 and an inscribed stone tablet made in 1877.
Built in 1488 and located at Tai O Market Street, the temple is a Grade II historic building and the oldest temple in Lantau.
Kwai Tai was a Military General in the Three Kingdoms period, renowned for his bravery, military tactics, loyalty, and chivalry. Regarded as the God of War and Righteousness, the guardian against the evil and a manager of the weather, Kwan Tai is worshipped in many temples.
Features of the Temple
Built in traditional Lingnan architectural style, a stone inscribed with the words of Kwan Tai Temple can be found at the main entrance. The temple also houses other gods including Zhang Xian, Zhou Cang, Gwan Ping and Hwang Ling Gong. Visitors can also see statues of Kwan Tai’s horse and horseman. Famous ancient physician Hua Tuo and the Military Gods (Tai Sui) are also worshipped in this temple.
As one of the many Lantau tourist spots loved by nature enthusiasts, Lantau Country Park has a variety of challenging and entertaining ground activities to offer, notably its many hiking routes. The 70km Lantau Trail is divided into 12 sections with the first stage starting at Mui Wo pier. It has good visitor facilities along the way, and the route is well marked with information for visitors. Section 11 of the Lantau Trail starts just across the Tung Chung Road, which is not far from Ngong Ping 360. This section of the trail will reach South Lantau Road at Pui O and hikers can appreciate the beauty of natural stone steps and the dense woodland along the 3km journey. If you like hiking, you must not miss the equally famous Ngong Ping Trail and Wong Lung Ravine.
Well-known as a Lantau tourist spot great for hiking, Man Cheung Po – Shui Lo Cho is a hidden jewel for nature enthusiasts who like ground activities. And that is the beauty of Hong Kong tourism – there are so many possibilities waiting for you to uncover!
The name of "Man Cheung Po - Shui Lo Cho" ravine has two parts. Translated literally, "Man Cheung Po" means a 10,000-foot tall waterfall, named for its resemblance to a white piece of cloth extending from the sky. "Shui Lo Cho", the second part of this unique name, was inspired by the loud roaring sound at the lower course of Man Cheung Po, near Yi O, after each heavy rainstorm. Visitors who have come to explore the natural side of Hong Kong tourism must not miss Wong Lung Ravine, which is equally famous for its powerful stream of water.
Underneath the route of Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car at Tung Chung Bay, there is an old fishing village named “Ma Wan Chung”. Since the Tang Dynasty, its residents have been making a living as fishermen and farmers.
Nowadays, Ma Wan Chung Fishing Village is still a scenic destination with traditional stilt houses, retaining its old fishing culture while mixing with the picturesque environment. There are restaurants in the village offering visitors fresh seafood and Chinese dishes, at reasonable prices and with a beautiful backdrop such as the sunset under the cable car. It attracts repeated visits from travellers for a unique experience.
Northwestern Lantau is home to Nei Shan Ravine, which originates from NeiLak Shan, the fifth tallest point in Hong Kong, standing at 751 metres. This Lantau tourist spot is loved by many seasoned hikers and makes a decent route for a splendid land tour.
The ravine collects water from the back of the gorge of the northern slope, wriggling down along the mountain contours to the harbour front at Shan Tau Village. The flow of the ravine makes it one of the two biggest hydro graphic nets of Nei Lak Shan. Visitors can also consider the more beginner-friendly Ngong Ping Trail, especially if they are traveling with children.
About half way down the road from Wisdom Path, there is a tea garden. At the end of the tea garden a side path forks out to the left where we find another Lantau tourist spot. Ngong Ping Fun Walk starts here. Visitors can take Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car to Ngong Ping Village and explore the neighbourhood there.
The whole walk takes only 45 minutes to complete. Although merely 1.5 km in length, it is a fun land tour that offers six attractions: Misty Lantau, Ancient Gateway, Tree Walk Exploration, Sunrise on Lantau, Scenery of Lakes and Tea Walk. If you fancy a little hike, you may consider following the Ngong Ping Trail, which will take you downhill towards Tung Chung and, along the way, allow you admire the spectacular natural beauty.
In addition to being just a Lantau tourist spot, the Ngong Ping Nature Centre is a place where the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department exhibits information about Lantau to enhance visitors' knowledge about the biodiversity and natural landscape, and to promote public awareness of environmental and ecological conservation, and above all, to encourage ethical, responsible and sustainable Hong Kong tourism.
It is the first visitor centre established for Lantau's country parks. There are display panels with Chinese, English and Japanese captions, and a knowledge corner that provides information about nature.
Ngong Ping Sewage Treatment Works is the first tertiary sewage treatment plant in Hong Kong. An unusual Lantau tourist spot, the Ngong Ping Sewage Treatment Information Centre was actually set up inside the plant to provide more information to visitors. Aiming at promoting public awareness of environmental conservation, the centre provides the public with knowledge of tertiary sewage treatment and the effluent reuse pilot scheme via four exhibition zones and an interactive zone. If you are travelling with children, you might as well consider including some educational ground activities in your tour before you go hiking on Ngong Ping Trail or Wong Lung Ravine, and become an ambassador for responsible Hong Kong tourism!
Po Lin Monastery is only a 25-minute ride by the Ngong Ping 360 cable car from Tung Chung town centre. The monastery truly embodies the Buddhist culture, architecture, landscape and gardening, and sculptural arts.
100 years of solemn glory
Established in 1906, Po Lin Monastery was known as "the Big Thatched Hut" in its austere past. The monastery boasting many prominent architectural structures, such as the Main Shrine Hall of Buddha, the Hall of Bodhisattva Skanda, and of course the Tian Tan Buddha, which sits opposite the Monastery.
Perfect harmony with nature
Po Lin Monastery can now be reached by various means of transport, taking as little time as 25 minutes on the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car from Tung Chung. Visitors can also admire the sunrise from Lantau Peak, tea farm in the mist, lotus rocks, pagodas in enshrouding mountains, drumming rocks, and sunset in Mount Muk Yue.
Diverse ground activities
Po Lin Monastery offers you with gastronomical and artistic delights. Celebrated for its vegetarian delicacies and aromatic tea. Also famous are the wooden bracelets that are only sold near the Monastery - a fitting memento of the solemnity and austerity of your visit.
The vast wetland is the backyard for the residents of the Tung Chung new town, providing an unspoiled Lantau tourist spot even though it is not far that from Ngong Ping 360. The natural scenery consists of mud-flats, marshes, mangroves, birds, etc. Shan Tau Wetland is also decorated with lantern-like cable cars hanging in mid-air, with a backdrop filled with aircraft taking off and landing at the most international and modernised airport. Perfect for taking children on an educational land tour, the Wetland lets visitors know the importance of conserving natural resources and supporting a sustainable Hong Kong tourism industry.
A truly special Lantau tourist spot, Shaolin Wushu Cultural Centre offers its students and visitors a fascinating insight into the deep culture of Kung Fu. Situated in Tai O, the Cultural Centre is about 15 minutes from Ngong Ping 360.
Authentic Shaolin martial arts
The Cultural Centre teaches authentic Shaolin-style martial arts, body training and Zen meditation techniques, provided by its team of highly experienced instructors who were themselves trained at the original Shaolin temple.
The centre consists of an outdoor training ground, five hostel rooms accommodating a total of 64 people and a canteen serving authentic Shaolin-style vegetarian meals. After a session of meditation, visitors can consider paying a visit to Tian Tan Buddha or Po Lin Monastery to really complement their Buddhist experience.
With the support of Home Affairs Department, Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association established the centre as a social enterprise in 2006. It has a mission to promote sustainable development through various activities derived from Tai O’s unique fishing village culture and mangrove ecology, such that residents and merchants in Tai O can take part.
A skill perfected by native Tai O residents. Participants can gain a deeper understanding of the lives of Tai O fishermen during as they make the fishnets together.
Dry your own salted eggsi
Sun dried egg yolks are a specialty of Tai O. Participants will learn the craft, the origin and the process of creating this delicacy, as well as its connection to the daily lives of people directly from Tai O residents.
The centre also runs other guided tours and ecologically themed events. Visitors would gain first-hand experience of living in a fishing village and a chance to reflect on the relationship between human and the nature.
The Fat Pig Rock, which was merely a big piece of rock poking out of the sea, was transformed into an established Lantau tourist spot when tourists were doing a land tour nearby, exercising their creativity.
The Fat Pig Rock is now perhaps the most famous rock formation in the southern part of Lantau Island. The reef is shaped just like a big fat pig, standing in the middle of the sea, with its hind leg lifted, as if it were about to fall into the deep blue sea. If viewed from the opposite side, the pig shows a totally different demeanour: full of pride and arrogance.
Widely touted as one of the most significant Lantau tourist spots. The easiest way to reach the Buddha is through the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, which takes merely 25 minutes.
If you look up to the southwest from Tei Tan square in the middle of the Po Lin Monastery Plaza, you will see a flight of 268 steps leading to the outdoor bronze seated Buddha - Tian Tan Buddha. Walking up the steps, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Lantau and the South China Sea from the podium.
Tian Tan Buddha sits solemnly atop the 482m Muk Yue Shan. The whole complex stands opposite to the monastery and is 6,547 m2 in size. The 34-metre tall Tian Tan Buddha statue sits on a three-storey pedestal.
Remarkable feat of engineering
The planning of the Tian Tan Buddha started in 1976. The works were completed in 1993. It was named one of the "Ten Engineering Wonders in Hong Kong" and was awarded the "Merit of Unique Artistic Features" by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in 2000.
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
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.
Tung Chung Fort plays in the military history of Lantau Island and Hong Kong at large. Located in Ha Ling Pei, it is very close to Ngong Ping Trail and roughly 15 minutes away from Ngong Ping 360 by bus. If you are interested in the history of Lantau Island, you must also visit Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery.
Tung Chung Fort was built in the 12th year of Emperor Dao Guang’s reign in 1832. It was used as a coordination centre between different check points located on Lantau Island to defend against the invasion of English troops and pirates at the time. Enclosed by a granite wall, the fort has an area of about 5600 sq. metres. There are six old cannons located in the northern part of the fort. All were built in the Qing Dynasty.
In August 1979, the fort was listed as a historical monument. In 1988, the wall and part of the original structure were restored and an exhibition centre was built for visitors. An antiquities museum was also built and became part of the centre in May 2001.
Located in Sha Tsui Tau of Tung Chung, Hau Wong Temple is one of the many Lantau tourist spots that is of great historical value. Hau Wong Temple is a place to honour Hau Wong, Yang Liangjie, who was a loyal general in late Sung Dynasty.
A traditional bell engraved with the date of the 30th year of Emperor Qianlong’s reign is still displayed in the temple. It is therefore believed the temple was built in 1765. There are also two stone inscriptions, a big whalebone, and a stone set inside in the temple symbolising mutual harmony between the East and West of Tung Chung.
The temple has been revitalised several times but its major features are still preserved.
Hau Wong Festival on the 18th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar.
Amongst the various natural Lantau tourist spots, Tung Chung Mangrove is one of the most favoured. The Tung Chung Mangrove, which is in close vicinity to Ngong Ping 360, supports different species of coastal plants and organisms. If you are lucky, you may even see some interesting organisms such as fiddler crabs and mudskippers.
Visitors who would like to go on a land tour of enlightenment can do so at Wisdom Path. Adjacent to such major Lantau tourist spots as Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery and Ngong Ping 360, Wisdom Path features an arrangement of 38 giant wood columns measuring 8-10 metres tall and 1 metre wide to showcase calligraphic works by master of Chinese studies Professor Jao Tsung-I. These wood columns are arranged in a "∞" pattern. The words are from a famous Buddhist classic called the Heart Sutra whose full name in Sanskrit is Sāhasrikā-prajñā-pāramitā.
A favourite Lantau tourist spot among nature lovers, Wong Lung Ravine is also known as Wong Lung Hang. The main stream of Wong Lung Ravine comes from the forest valleys amongst Sunset Peak (Tai Tung Shan), Yi Tung Shan, Lin Fa Shan and the extension of Pok To Yan. Converging the spring water of the mountains, the Wong Lung Ravine boldly rushes north out of the valleys of Tung Chung with great momentum. The famous and spectacular ravine is a must-see for avid hikers who support eco-tourism in Hong Kong.
The name literally means “Long Beach” and is the perfect place for all water sports lovers. In fact, the 3km long beach is the longest in Hong Kong, and is divided into Upper and Lower Cheung Sha Beaches. In close proximity to many other Lantau tourist spots such as Mui Wo and Shui Hau and reachable within 30 minutes from Ngong Ping 360, Cheung Sha is ideal for those of you who want an action-packed holiday.
With plenty of holiday resorts in the area, Cheung Sha offers a lot of fun activities. Action lovers would enjoy windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, skim boarding and wakeboarding. Foodies, on the other hand, could relax in a beachside restaurant specialising in Mediterranean and South African cuisines.
With regular shuttle bus service to Sunny Bay MTR Station, Tung Chung and Hong Kong International Airport in 10, 15 and 20 minutes respectively, Discovery Bay beaches are nice options for visitors who prefer less crowded Lantau tourist spots.
Being walking distance away, the beaches are close to many Hong Kong tourism developments, offering a host of leisure activities and dining options.
The Discovery Bay development spans an area of 650 hectares and includes several bays e.g. Tai Pak Bay and Yi Pak Bay, which are great for various water sports.
Adjacent to many major Lantau tourist spots such as Disneyland, Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre is roughly 15 minutes walk from Disneyland Resort MTR station, and from there Ngong Ping 360 is just two stations away. Thanks to the various water sports on offer, and its convenient location, Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre has become one of the most popular Lantau tourist spots.
Boasting the largest artificial lake in Hong Kong, a boat centre, arboretum, jogging trail and a children's playground, the lake was created for recreation and as an irrigation reservoir for the entire Sunny's Bay.
Exciting water sports
Providing a whole spectrum of water sports, the Lake is recognised as one of the most exciting recreational venues on Lantau Island. Paddle boats are available for hire.
Also called the “Silver Mine Bay”, Mui Wo is home to two abandoned silver mines. Mui Wo is approximately 40 minutes from Ngong Ping 360. Or alternatively, visitors can take a ferry from Central if they fancy a short sea tour.
It used to be the focal point of the transport network on Lantau Island, where visitors used as their first stop on the island before going to other Lantau tourist spots such as Cheung Sha, Shui Hau or Tian Tan Buddha. Ever since the opening of the more convenient Ngong Ping 360, Mui Wo has fallen out of favour amongst vacationers as a midway stop.
However, it also means Mui Wo is less crowded these days and has become a better candidate for people who are looking for a quieter place to spend the weekend. The beautiful flat long beach with fine sand makes it a great location for water sports as well as a barbeque site.
Shui Hau, which literally means an opening to the sea world, is one of the more popular Lantau tourist spots during summer. Situated only 35 minutes away from Ngong Ping 360, Shui Hau is the biggest mud-flat on Lantau Island, which has already been classified as a Coastal Protection Area. It has been termed as clam diggers’ heaven. There you will find shops that specialise in renting out the necessary gear for your clamming adventure when the tide retreats.
The Silvermine Waterfalls is one of the highlights of a visit to Mui Wo. Close by Pak Ngan Heung, the waterfalls can be divided into the upper falls and the lower falls. It is famous for its natural beauty. Right next to the Silvermine Waterfalls is the Silvermine Bay Waterfall Park. Planted with a large number of bauhinia variegate, the park offers picturesque sights that compare to sakura viewing overseas during flowering time. There is also a Chinese pavilion in the park for visitors to relax and to appreciate the beauty of the waterfall.
Certainly, the Silvermine Waterfalls cannot compete in scale with other famous falls and there is not much water flowing during the drier times in winter. The location is best visited during Spring and Summer.
Tai O is also the oldest fishing village in Hong Kong. You will be captivated by the great charm and vitality of the traditional fishing village, which serves as a gateway to the vast water world for explorers.
The stilt houses unique to Tai O and the down-to-earth way of life never fail to enchant city dwellers. In the narrow streets, tourists crowd into village shops for dried seafood and local delicacies. The small village ferry has now been replaced with a large iron bridge. Parked under the bridge are small boats providing a variety of water tours to different parts of Lantau Island, including eco-tours to watch pink dolphins.
Growing popularity among tourists
Tai O, with its immersive culture and great potential for sustainable ecotourism, distinguishes itself from other Lantau tourist spots and holds strong appeal for holidaymakers. It is a rising star on the eco-tourist stage.
Improved transport network
Only 15 minutes away from Ngong Ping village by bus, Tai O is now more accessible especially after Ngong Ping 360 started operating the cable car service and it is only 15 minutes away from Ngong Ping village by bus. It is also easy to go to neighboring towns such as Mui Wo and Shui Hau for some water sports.
The Bounty is a 60-passenger full-sized replica of the 18th century European HMAV Bounty tall ship at Discovery Bay. It provides charter service and guided tours to Lantau tourist spots as well as hospitality and catering services. It is the ultimate experience of an exclusive sea tour.
Perfect for business occasions
The Bounty offers business events' group a unique venue for themed events and functions. With a variety of team building activities, the Bounty is sure to delight you whatever your purpose is.
Tailor-made and flexible
Apart from Discovery Bay, the Bounty offers a number of pick-up and drop-off points including Central and Tsim Sha Tsui. Guests can have a tailor-made itinerary to suit their needs.
Yam O, also called Sunny Bay, is a bay located on the northeast shore of Lantau Island. It is around 20 minutes by walk from Sunny Bay MTR station. Unlike many other Lantau tourist spots, Yam O has not changed much over the years and still preserves their own tradition.
Yam O was famous for being a natural lumber preservation zone in Hong Kong. Even today, travellers passing through Yam O can see natural lumber on stilts in the bay.
Luk Keng Village at Yam O is still preserved as an undeveloped rural heritage area. Since the area is relatively untouched, it provides the Hong Kong tourism industry with a uniquely fresh tourist spot, and raises public awareness about cultural preservation.
Since its opening in December 2005, AsiaWorld-Expo has been standing as a world-class exhibition, conference, convention, concert, sports and entertainment venue in Hong Kong.
AsiaWorld-Expo is only 10 minutes driving distance from Ngong Ping 360, which allows visitors to have access to a host of other Lantau tourist spots such as Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery. The Airport Express can take visitors to the SkyPlaza of the Hong Kong International Airport, where they can go on an enjoyable shopping spree or feast on the wide variety of delicacies offered by the dining options there. Other Hong Kong tourist spots nearby which are of interest to visitors are Hong Kong Disneyland and Noah’s Ark.
Discovery Bay is conveniently linked by regular shuttle bus service to Sunny Bay MTR Station, Tung Chung and Hong Kong International Airport in 10, 15 and 20 minutes respectively, keeping various Lantau tourist spots such as Ngong Ping 360, Hong Kong Disneyland and AsiaWorld-Expo within easy reach.
Green and stunning
As Hong Kong’s first ecological town, it has exceptional air quality and an extensive 50 million sq. feet lush greenery. The Disneyland’s evening fireworks, spectacular views of Victoria Harbour, together with the magnificent skyline of Hong Kong Island all make Discovery Bay the ultimate place to relax.
ELEMENTS, as the city's most innovative shopping destination, boasts a vast one-million-square-feet total floor area where shops of renowned brands converge.
The hub of prestigious brands
Reachable from Ngong Ping 360 within half an hour, it is not very far from many Lantau tourist spots. The luxurious mall has attracted the world’s top luxury brands to make their debuts in Hong Kong. Housing select prestigious brands, ELEMENTS offers visitors an extravagant shopping and dining experience.
Full spectrum of gastronomic delights
In addition, visitors can feast on scrumptious international cuisine to complete their perfect dining experience with the 360-degree harbor-view scenery, which in itself is undoubtedly one of the most famous Hong Kong tourist spots.
One of the most prominent Lantau tourist spots, Hong Kong Disneyland is just two stations away from Ngong Ping 360. It is where all your childhood fantasies come true. You can stroll around Main Street USA, Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland and the latest Toy Story Land.
Non-stop entertainment throughout the day
Get ready to be wowed by the parade, the musicals, the 4D theatres loved by all ages. Don’t forget the daily fireworks that light the night up to conclude your magical visit. No wonder Hong Kong Disneyland is one of the best-loved Hong Kong tourist spots!
Maritime Square, only two stations away from Ngong Ping 360, is dedicated to delighting our shoppers and gourmets with an abundance of shopping and dining choices from its 130 shops and restaurants on top of the fun from numerous Lantau tourist spots.
Halfway stop for more attractions
Maritime Square in Tsing Yi is also a window to many other Hong Kong tourist spots, such as Noah’s ark or the million-square-foot shopping arcade ELEMENTS which houses many prestigious international brands from around the world.
Shopping with no burden
To provide local and overseas travelers with a carefree shopping experience, locker hiring service is available at the mall.
In close proximity to many Lantau tourist spots, Noah’s Ark is the world’s one and only full-sized replica of Noah’s Ark.
Enlightening and entertaining
Located just 25 minutes away from Ngong Ping 360, situated in Ma Wan, which is renowned for its green environment, the theme park offers edutainment facilities such as Noah’s Adventureland and Ark Expo for a fun family day out.
Pollution free holiday
There is also accommodation available at Noah’s resort for a relaxing stay, allowing you to spend a carefree and pollutant-free holiday in the vehicle-less town.
Located at D Deck of Discovery Bay, Caramba Mexican Cantina is connected by shuttle bus service to Sunny Bay MTR Station, Tung Chung and Hong Kong International Airport in 10, 15 and 20 minutes respectively. Ideal for visitors who would like to see a different side of Lantau tourist spots, Caramba provides an exotic Lantau Island shopping and dining adventure.
In Caramba, guests can sit back and enjoy the casual feel of a true Mexican Cantina. The sun washed colors, natural woods and upbeat music all contribute to the lively and relaxed ambience. Customers can enjoy great Mexican food and drinks at reasonable prices. On top of the excellent cuisine, the restaurant also serves a vast selection of cocktails.
Egg waffles are an ever-popular street snack in Hong Kong. However, as turnover is very high in the city Centre, very few stores are preparing them with the traditional charcoal grills.
The perfect egg waffles should be crispy on the outside and chewy in the semi-filled middle. To achieve this extraordinary result relies not only on the proportion of and the thorough mixing of eggs, flour, sugar and evaporated milk, but also a mastery of handling the red hot honey-comb waffle iron.
To cope with the high demands of the city's crowd, popular stores that specialize in the snack could only afford to produce egg waffles quickly using electrical irons. On Tai O's Market Street, however, you can relaxingly wait for this meticulously crafted delicacy full of human touches. Don't leave Tai O without trying some!
If you want to take a break from your Lantau Island shopping trip and explore the culinary delights of the local folks, you must not miss Chaguo Choi. Chaguo Choi is a traditional snack shop in one of the most famous Lantau tourist spots, Tai O, which is only 15 minutes away from Ngong Ping 360 by bus.
Sweet and fresh
It is well-known for its delicious local snacks including sweet glutinous dumplings and chaguo. The snacks are freshly made every day by a nice old couple. Traditional herbal tea is also served at weekends. Treat yourself to a few sweet chaguo after having some local dishes at Ki Kei nearby to conclude your meal perfectly.
With specialty shops like Cheung Choi Kei, it is practically impossible to leave these Lantau tourist spots empty-handed.
If you have come to Lantau Island shopping for dried food, look no further. Cheung Choi Kei sells Tai O specialities such as homemade shrimp paste, shrimp blocks, salted egg yolks and their signature snack, minced pork with shrimp paste wrapped in roti.
There is so much diversity on Lantau Island that you are bound to find something you like. In fact, diversity is exactly what the Hong Kong tourism industry prides itself on. You can always go back to Citygate or SkyPlaza at the Hong Kong International Airport to meet your shopping needs.
"Husband roll" is not something created for nor made by a husband. Instead, it is a new popular made-to-order snack that can be found on Wing On Street and Kat Hing Street in Tai O.
"Husband roll" is a rolled-up Indian roti filled with shredded lettuce and stir-fried minced pork and Tai O's very own Cheung Choi Kee shrimp sauce. Packed with multinational flavours, the roll is a new favorite for visitors and locals alike.
Chun Chun Snacks is where customers can find snacks and drinks made of all natural ingredients. The shop’s signature items include herbal teas, tofu puddings, soy milk, pickled lemons and made-to-order grilled squids, etc.
Tofu puddings are made mainly from soy milk. Made with the right tool, Chun Chun’s soy milk and tofu puddings taste smooth and fragrant.
A purplish herbal drink made from Gynura Bicolor has cooling and detoxing properties. Full of vitamins A and E, the sweetened drink is one of the most refreshing beverage for a hot summer’s day.
While on your way to other Lantau tourist spots, consider stopping over at Citygate Outlets and going on a little Lantau Island shopping expedition.
Pioneer outlet mall
Adjacent to Ngong Ping 360 Tung Chung Terminal, Citygate Outlets is the first and only outlet mall in Hong Kong, representing over 70 90 international brands offering discounts of up to 70% every day!
Diverse entertainment and dining options
On top of the variety of shops in the mall, there is a good mix of other activities designed to please every visitor. There are an array of great entertainment facilities and excellent restaurants which are sure to add to the whole shopping experience.
A casual diner among the diverse Lantau Island shopping and dining options, Ki Kei is one of the oldest Cantonese restaurants in Tai O, being 15 minutes away from Ngong Ping 360.
If you are tired after visiting many Lantau tourist spots, you might want to recharge yourself before you go on to experience what the Hong Kong tourism industry has to offer. Recommended menu items include iced lemon tea, corned beef and egg sandwich, noodles with spam and egg.
Situated at D Deck of Discovery Bay, Koh Tomyums is linked by shuttle bus service to Sunny Bay MTR Station, Tung Chung and Hong Kong International Airport in 10, 15 and 20 minutes respectively, which allows visitors to have access to an array of other Lantau tourist spots, including Ngong Ping 360 and Tian Tan Buddha. In the face of strong competition from other Lantau Island shopping and dining establishments, Koh Tomyums excels in offering a superb gastronomic experience with its simple design and wonderful food.
Simple and relaxing
Blending traditional Thai architecture, contemporary simplicity and panoramic views of the beach and the bay, Koh Tomyums provides a soothing and relaxing dining experience found only on Thai islands.
The essence of the restaurant’s cuisine is their impeccable mix of spices and herbs that lends such deep flavours to their variety of curry dishes complemented by their selection of fresh seafood. Koh Tomyums really is a master in both traditional Thai dishes and contemporary fusion food.
Spacious and located close to the sea, Tai O is the perfect place to manufacture sun dried sea food and pickles. Tourists are sure to be intrigued by the smell of dried sea food as they arrive at Wing On Street and Market Street. The two local specialty markets have lots of dried food made from local produce. To name a few, there are salted egg yolks, salted fish, dried shrimps, fish maws, shrimp pastes and shrimp sauces, etc.
Unlike most big names of dried seafood stores in the city Centre, products on sale in the market are hand made by Tai O residents and are of superior quality. As the production volume is small, the products are not available outside of Tai O.
Sing Lee on Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O has been manufacturing handmade shrimp shrimp sauce for more than 80 years.
Tai O residents began seafood processing as the fishing trade declined. Local ingredients and the sea-facing geographical advantage gave birth to an array of sauces and foods that have now become specialties of Tai O. Abound in silver shrimps, Tai O becomes the natural home to high quality shrimp pastes and shrimp sauces. Sing Lee has been a family business that insists on hand-making various silver shrimp products. The manufactory’s attentive processes have won a high degree of popularity, with buyers travelling long distances just to purchase their products. Dishes made with Sing Lee’s shrimp products are especially flavorful.
Shrimp sauce is a flavor-enhancing condiment, commonly found not only in Cantonese cuisine, but also in various East Asian dishes and curries.
Located by the Tai O waterways, this exotic looking café interestingly called Solo has a terrace that overlooks the canal.
Renowned coffees attract many
Tai O is only 15 minutes from Ngong Ping 360 by bus , usually crowded at weekends and during holidays, Solo, with its innovative concept of serving quality coffee in a traditional Tai O stilt house, has captivated many and has lured them from afar to pay a visit to this Café-cum-souvenir shop in the fishing village of Tai O on Lantau Island.
For those who prefer a quiet time to a hectic Lantau Island shopping tour, Solo is an ideal place. Sitting on the terrace, visitors can admire the magnificent scenery of the mountains and the sea.
Coffee and relaxation
The owner is an absolute coffee lover and the café stocks a variety of coffee beans and serves many different styles of coffee. You can spend a relaxing afternoon here reading a book, sipping at your siphon coffee, or simply looking at the beautiful sky and bathing in the refreshing sea breeze. It is a peaceful retreat from the busy city life, simply on this Lantau tourist spot.
Home style décor and ambience
Posted on the walls are family pictures and paintings drawn by children. This tiny place radiates warmth and friendliness throughout and can refresh you.
A broad range of desserts
Apart from tofu pudding, black sesame soup and walnut soup are also very popular in many Lantau tourist spots. You can even order a half-and-half of tofu pudding and black sesame soup, which interestingly resembles the yin yang symbol and allows you to experience two very different flavours.
After much sight-seeing round the various Lantau tourist spots, you have every right to indulge in some seafood goodness. Just 15 minutes from Ngong Ping 360, Tai O Crossing Boat Restaurant stands out from a myriad of other Lantau Island shopping and dining options in its insistence on using fresh local ingredients.
A wide variety of Cantonese dishes are on offer here. Recommended dishes include steamed rice wrapped in lotus leaves served in bamboo steamer, baked pumpkin with seafood stuffing and fried cuttlefish cake. Visitors are advised to make a reservation in advance.
Terminal 2 SkyPlaza at the Hong Kong International Airport, is a portal for a wealth of Lantau tourist spots. It is a springboard for more hospitality extended by the Hong Kong tourism sector.
Wide selection of shops and restaurants
There are over 100 130shops and 22 26 restaurants that are mostly located in the non-restricted area, including chic brands, kids wear, Asian souvenirs, packaged foods and many more.
Ample opportunity for entertainment
The 4D Extreme Screen Cinema, Aviation Discovery Centre, Asia Hollywood movie-themed interactive exhibition hall and i-Sports interactive sports games together will definitely give you an unforgettable experience.
Tokyo Store is located at Tai O. There are interesting art pieces, displays and news of “Looking for a partner for Snow White” attracting local and tourists to visit and take photos there. Come and discover the novelty in Tai O!
Central to many Lantau tourist spots are their signature snacks. Yan Koo Chaguo Shop is located in Tai O, which is only 15 minutes away from Ngong Ping 360 by bus. It serves a local snack named "chaguo" which literally means teacakes.
Offering a variety of fillings such as pumpkin, red bean, peanut, sesame and a Chinese herb called Fevervine, Yan Koo Chaguo shop is an excellent place to stop for some refreshments while enjoying other Lantau Island shopping and dining offers.
Situated at D Deck of Discovery Bay, ZAKS can be reached by regular shuttle bus service from Sunny Bay MTR Station, Tung Chung and Hong Kong International Airport in 10, 15 and 20 minutes respectively.
Boasting a 5000 sq. feet al fresco dining area, ZAKS provides diners with a splendid sea view from literally every corner of the restaurant. It is the place to be for the ultimate ocean-side dining experience. Featuring long wooden benches, sun chairs, love seats and family areas, as well as a variety of other seating for lazing around, ZAKS is perfect for a tropical cocktail.
The wonderful setting is complemented by ZAKS’ menu of innovative fusion cuisine. Combining the best culinary traditions from Asia to Europe, ZAKS is sure to excite your taste buds! Signature dishes include ZAKS Surf and Turf and ZAKS Baby Back Ribs.
Located on the picturesque waterfront of Yi Pak, Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong is conveniently linked to an excellent network of transport, being 15 minutes away by shuttle bus from Sunny Bay MTR Station. It brings visitors the natural beauty of a spa resort and they can enjoy easy access to a myriad of Lantau tourist spots.
Offering visitors an idyllic alternative with its unobstructed sea views, luxuriant greenery and superbly appointed interiors, the 325-room resort provides a host of accommodation options and a wealth of leisure and event venues for guests looking for a resort-style environment on Lantau Island.
The resort hotel, boasts an outdoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped gym, round-the-clock dining service, the award-winning Spa Botanica, 1,300 square meters of function space comprising a 720-square-metre ballroom and function rooms of varying sizes, as well as a seaside glass chapel for weddings.
Espace Elastique is a newly-built B&B hostel in the fishing village of Tai O with a café and gallery for all visitors.
The hostel appeals in particular to those who prefer a more intimate and individualized lodging option to other Ngong Ping accommodation choices. Visitors will have an opportunity to mingle with the innkeeper and other guests, and exchange valuable tips about the various Lantau tourist spots and other places of interest offered by the Hong Kong tourism sector.
The hostel boasts an artistic design blending an elegantly simple European style with features that reflect traditional Tai O traditions while the gallery showcases works of art by local artists.
An oasis of wellness
Visitors can relax in the green garden while sipping at their freshly brewed coffee or even pamper themselves with a hydro massage in the Jacuzzi on the rooftop.
Special tours and workshops
The hostel conducts eco-cultural guided tours led by local folks supporting eco-friendly Lantau tourism and traditional workshops such fishing net knitting. Visitors can also learn how to make shrimp paste, a specialty which Tai O is famous for.
In the immediate vicinity of a number of major Lantau tourist spots, including, of course, the theme park itself, the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort provides a luxury lodging option in comparison to most Ngong Ping accommodation. With merely 10-15 minutes on a free hotel shuttle bus journey, visitors can reach the Disneyland Resort MTR station, which is linked to many other places of interest, such as Ngong Ping 360, which is only two more stations away.
Nestled on the banks of the South China Sea, the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel offers a refreshing alternative from the bustling city. As an award-winning five-star international hotel on Lantau Island, the hotel has 658 guest rooms, a grand ballroom, 11 meeting rooms, five food and beverage outlets, 24-hour fitness center, 27-meter indoor swimming pool and Marriott's signature Quan Spa. The hotel is located next to the airport and close to tourist attractions such as Ngong Ping 360 and Citygate Outlets. Complimentary shuttle bus service is available to the airport and Tung Chung MTR Station. The Ngong Ping 360 cable car station is only 10-minute away from the hotel by taking the complimentary shuttle bus. Access to the central business district is a 28-minute train ride on the connected Airport Express Line.
Aside from other Ngong Ping accommodation, Novotel Citygate Hong Kong offers an easy access to various Lantau tourist spots amongst Lantau Island hotels. Not only is it adjacent to Ngong Ping 360 Tung Chung Terminal, Citygate Outlets and the MTR station are also just round the corner, providing good connection to AsiaWorld-Expo and Hong Kong Disneyland.
Wide variety of facilities
Facilities include 4 restaurants and bars, 7 function rooms, a 20-metre outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium and free airport shuttle service, giving you an alternative to the diverse activities available through Lantau tourism.
Directly connected to the passenger terminal of Hong Kong International Airport by an enclosed, air-conditioned link bridge, Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong is truly a gateway to all Lantau tourist spots and others all over Hong Kong.
Right at the heart of the Hong Kong tourism industry where a journey to discover Hong Kong starts, the Regal Airport Hotel has powerful appeal for visitors who find the convenient location of the hotel more preferable to the quieter neighborhood of Ngong Ping accommodation.
Impressive services and facilities
Regal Airport offers premium accommodation service with guest rooms, state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities including Hong Kong's largest pillar-less hotel ballroom, culinary delights from around the world, luxurious spa and massage as well as an outdoor pool and an indoor heated swimming pool.
Conveniently located in Mui Wo, the Silvermine Beach Hotel Hong Kong is not far from many Lantau tourist spots. Only a five-minute walking distance from Mui Wo ferry pier, the Hotel is fabulous for sightseeing on the stunning Lantau island with Ngong Ping 360 being roughly 35 minutes away by bus.
A convenient retreat
Despite its convenient location, it is as relaxing as many Ngong Ping accommodation options, providing a retreat from busy city life. The Silvermine Beach Hotel boasts pleasant Lantau holiday flats with breathtaking views of the dazzling beach and serene nature. Coupled with its unparalleled convenience, it is a very good choice for your vacation.
Tai O Heritage Hotel, a recognized heritage containing cultural capital constructed in 1902, formerly as the Tai O Police Station, is now home to nine elegantly decorated rooms, Heritage Interpretation Centre and a glass-roofed restaurant. Just 15 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport, all route 'S' buses can take you to Tung Chung, then have a 50-minute ride on bus route no. 11 to get to Tai O. Arriving at Tai O, either take a 2-minute ride on jet boat shuttle near the Tai O Bus Terminus or a 20-minute walk to the Hotel.
Close to Lantau tourist spots
Providing the only Ngong Ping accommodation and camping service, the YHA Ngong Ping SG Davis Youth Hostel is in close proximity to an array of Lantau tourist spots such as the Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery and the Wisdom Path.
Serenely beautiful environment
Formerly the outdoor education center of the Department of Geography and Geology of the University of Hong Kong, the hostel is truly a haven of peace and tranquility. Situated away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the YHA Ngong Ping SG Davis Youth Hostel gives you an option on top of other Lantau Island hotels and indulges you with the rejuvenating powers of nature.
Outdoor activities nearby
The peaceful environs allow you to enjoy the diversity of the Hong Kong tourism industry, whether you would like to climb up the Lantau Peak for the beautiful sunrise or just meditate in the depths of the mountains.
Located at San Shek Wan in the southern part of Lantau Island, YWCA Sydney Leong Holiday Lodge provides an alternative to Ngong Ping accommodation. The Holiday Lodge appeals especially to visitors who are interested in lesser-known Lantau tourist spots.
The Lodge offers cozy Lantau holiday flats while remaining reasonably accessible from town, being only 20 minutes driving distance from Tung Chung town center.
On-site outdoor fun
The Lodge caters to outdoor lovers with its list of available campsite activities including archery, rock climbing and rope course.
Nearby natural beauty
It is adjacent to Cheung Sha Beach and the second-highest mountain of Lantau – Sunset Peak. Visitors can also take a short trip to neighboring eco-tourist spots like Mui Wo and Tai O by bus to freshen up their souls.