Hong Kong, China
Lantau Island & Monastery
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Approximately 7 Hours
Visit a Buddhist retreat on Lantau Island and experience some of the best views in all of Hong Kong. Your sightseeing begins with a panoramic drive along the Western Kowloon Expressway and across the world's longest suspension bridge to Lantau Island. Follow the coastal roadway to Tai O, a small fishing village with traditional stilt houses and fishing shanties along the water's edge. Continue to the Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery, perched atop a mountain in the island's interior. Nearby is the world's tallest outdoor Buddha statue, the Tian Tan Buddha. This bronze figure is more than 100 feet high and weighs more than 275 tons. Enjoy a simple vegetarian lunch at the monastery's refectory. Visit Ngong Ping Village, a culturally themed venue designed to reflect the historical and spiritual influences of this area. It boasts several major attractions as well as a diverse array of retail, dining and entertainment experiences. From here, board a cable car for a 23-minute ride over the South China Sea and North Lantau Country Park. Ever-changing panoramas include Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau Island's verdant mountainous terrain and the Tian Tan Buddha statue. As your tour ends you will re-board your motor coach and return to Kowloon.
Please note: As this excursion involves walking up steep inclines and stair climbing, wear comfortable walking shoes.