Lantau Island is the largest outlaying island in Hong Kong, almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island. Its tranquil and green environment makes it a popular spot for nature’s lovers and hikers. Suggested to start your day early to see visit Po Lin Monastery, the Big Buddha and Tai O in one day. (I am not going to talk about Disney here)
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Cheung Chau (meaning “long island” in Cantonese) is one of the most popular of all the outlying islands. Shaped like a dumbbell, it is about a 30-55-minute ferry ride from Hong Kong’s Central District.
Mui Wo is also called Silver Mine Bay Beach, which is named according to the two silver mines in the valley before. It is told that Mui Wo was called Mui Wei because of its landscape. The shape of the land is like the five pedals of a plum blossom, and the middle of Butterfly Hill formed a bowl shape (the Chinese word for bowl shape is ‘wo’). Thus, villagers used to call the place Mui Wo Valley.
Located less than 30 mins by ferry from downtown Hong Kong, Lamma is an eclectic melting-pot of arty culture and Chinese tradition. Due to its proximity to town, it is one of the most adored weekend getaways. Clean air, golden beaches, delicious seafood and fantastic hiking are the main attractions.
This crescent-shaped island, measuring 600 metres long and 200 metres wide, is renowned for strange rock formations.