Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

This post we’re taking a day trip to Lantau Island to see the giant Buddha, and so much more. Okay, so it’s time to hop on the cable car and head up to Ngong Ping. The cable car moves at about 5 meters per second. And still, it takes about 20 minutes to get from the bottom to the top. And the entire way you have these breath taking views of the mountains and the water all around you. But for something a little extra, you can hop in the crystal cabin, which has a glass floor.

Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong Photo Gallery

Wow. Here on Lantau Island, you’ll find the Tian Tan Buddha otherwise known as the big, or giant Buddha. It’s a quick 260 stairs. That was quite the climb, but it’s worth it. The view here is so beautiful. Just 15 minutes away from the big Buddha is Tai-O a traditional fishing village here on Lantau Island. I’m really intrigued by all these houses because they’re up on stilts and every house is different. There’s little restaurants and whatnot.

It’s just a very unique community. With all there is to do on Lanau Island, I’m really glad I took a few moments just to stop and this tea ceremony because it’s unlike any other tea ceremony I’ve experienced. For an extra perk, grab some snacks and enjoy them as you stroll through and take in the ambience of this fishing village. To die for. From the Ngong Ping cable car to the Tai-O Fishing Village, and Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Island really is a special part of Hong Kong.

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