Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Lantau Island, Hong Kong
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(A Lantau Crossing)

Lantau is the largest outlying island in Hong Kong, almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island proper. More than half of Lantau Island has been
designated as a protected Country Park area. Its tranquil and green environment makes it a popular spot for nature lovers and hikers. This
hike will allow you to sample most of Lantau's delights.

Once relatively thriving fishing and farming towns at the end of the road, Ma Wan Chung and old Tung Chung now look more like derelict
copies of the more famous Tai O as they nestle at the foot and in the shade of a massive new public housing estate, the Yat Tung Estate.
Though money has been spent renovating the pier, it is doubtful just how long these old buildings will be able to withstand “progress.”

To fully compare the old and new worlds, we wander through the housing state to reach the old Tung Chung fort on the other side. The fort
was a 19th century attempt to fight opium and piracy in the South China Sea,

After the fort, we start our ascent  passing Lo Hon and other small monasteries along the way to reach the Po Lin Monastery which probably
is Lantau's most popular tourist attraction.  Set amid spectacular mountain scenery, the monastery shares the Ngong Ping Plateau with the
famous Big Buddha, the world's largest, seated, outdoor, bronze Buddha statue. Should you be so inclined, you are free to walk up the 268
steps for a closer look at the 34-metre-high, 202-tonne wonder.

Safely down again, there is time for a little snack break, before we descend the mountain along dirt and boulder paths through shrubs and
woodland to reach Tong Fuk. From here we walk along the shoreline to Lower Cheung Sha Village where South African culinary delights
await us right on the beach.
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Cheung Sha Wan Beach, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Michael Hansen, helping you explore Hong Kong's other side...
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Hike Summary
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18 km
6 out of 10
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: xxx metres
Loss: xxx metres
Highest Point:
505 metres
Time Spent on Trail:
6 hours
Walking: 5.25 hours + Breaks: 0.75 hour
Meeting Time & Place:
8:30 am
at Tung Chung Railway Station
Finishing Time & Place:
2:30 pm
at Lower Cheung Sha Village
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
  or 4:40 pm  
on Hong Kong Island, if staying for lunch.
Food & Drink:
Refreshments at Ngong Ping (7.5 km) and Tong Fuk (14.5 km) - not included.
Optional (late) shared lunch at a restaurant on Cheung Sha Beach
- not included.
Should the situation so require, it will be possible to end the hike by the Shek Pik Reservoir (12.5 km) from
where buses connect with the MTR every 10-15 minutes.
... exploring Hong Kong's other side...
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by Hansen's Events
Due to work commitments, holidays and other personal issues,
Hansen's Hikes & Rides has decided to
SUSPEND all operations until further notice.

Apologizing for any inconvenience caused,
we hope to partially resume our outings towards the end of the year.