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  • Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Embark on a tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong and visit the Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall at Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery. On this Big Buddha tour with a professional guide, you’ll discover pristine beaches, traditional fishing villages, lush valleys, soaring mountains and spiritual enlightenment. Ride a cable car from Tung Chung with spectacular views of Lantau Island, Ngong Ping Plateau and the South China Sea. Your Lantau Island tour includes round-trip hotel transport, one-way ferry and lunch.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong
  • Ride an express ferry across Hong Kong Harbour to Lantau Island
  • Visit Po Lin Monastery and the Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall on a Big Buddha tour
  • Pass Tai O fishing village and its traditional houses on stilts
  • Take a 25-minute sky rail cable car from Ngong Ping Village to Tung Chung town
  • Enjoy a vegetarian lunch at the monastery
  • Round-trip hotel transport from Hong Kong Island and Kowloon included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You get an extremely knowledgeable guide, a traditional vegetarian lunch and photo ops of a very big Buddha statue! My favorite part is the cable car ride down the mountain – the views are mind-blowing!

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What You Can Expect

Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

Your Lantau Island tour in Hong Kong begins with hotel pickup, followed by an express ferry ride across Hong Kong Harbour. When you reach Lantau Island with your guide, board a coach to beautiful Cheung Sha Beach – Hong Kong's longest beach. From here, head to the unique Tai O fishing village, where you’ll find local fishermen's homes built on stilts.

Your scenic coach journey will take you up a winding mountain road to Ngong Ping Plateau, where the majestic Tian Tan Buddha sits near the Po Lin Monastery. Popularly known as the Big Buddha or Giant Buddha, the statue reaches more than 111 feet (34 meters) high, making it the world's largest seated, outdoor bronze Buddha.

You'll have ample time to enjoy a guided Big Buddha tour, including the colorful Po Lin Monastery and its Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall. A short walk away is the Wisdom Path, where an ancient prayer is inscribed on a series of wooden columns set in a figure eight to signify infinity.

Enjoy a traditional Buddhist vegetarian meal at the monastery, followed by an optional visit to the culturally themed Ngong Ping Village, which offers a range of regional street performances, shows and demonstrations, as well as multimedia attractions.

Your tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong concludes with a descent down the mountain aboard the Ngong Ping 360 sky rail cable car to the Ngong Ping Plateau – a 3-mile (5.7 km) distance away. This 25-minute journey across Tung Chung Bay offers breathtaking panoramic views of the South China Sea along with the awe-inspiring Giant Buddha nestled in the lush mountains landscape.

From Tung Chung Village, return to Kowloon or Hong Kong Island by coach.

Please note:

  • This tour is NOT recommended for elderly or disabled passengers due to restricted access on and off the ferryboat and Ngong Ping cable car. (Cable car subject to operational and weather conditions)
  • Cable car will be unavailable due to maintenance on the following 2014 dates: Jan 14-16, Mar 17-20, Jun 24-25, Sep 15-19 and Dec 2-3. Transportation by coach will be arranged for these dates

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Outstanding tour! I couln't ask any better! Maybe the restaurant was not the best choice ever, because it was really crowded, but the food was delicious,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We had a great day and found this to be a very worthwhile day-trip to explore places near Hong Kong that we would otherwise not have been able to see.
DATE: Sunday 7th September 2014.
GUIDE: Our guide, Andy, was absolutely fantastic throughout the day - helpful, informative, friendly - and taught us so much more about Hong Kong and the surrounds than we would have imagined.
FOOD: Being vegetarian we found the vegetarian banquet lunch to be perfect ;) seriously, plenty of food to go around, good, basic flavours, easy on those with sensitive G.I.s.
HIGHLIGHTS: Giant Buddha was fun of course, and the Po Lin Monastery was nice, while the 5km cable car ride over mountains offered some wonderful views.
SURPRISES: The Tai O fishing village was quite the eye-opener and definitely worth the visit - for both good and . . . "interesting" reasons!

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