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Lantau Island-Paradise of Hong Kong

If you take a flight to Hong Kong, you will firstly land at Lantau Island. If you have time, we don't recommend you go forward to Hong Kong City soon because you really have so many things to do here. With terrific landscape and rich historical relics, Lantau has become one part that you can't miss when planning a Hong Kong Tour.

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Lantau Island, in Chinese Dayushan(大屿山), is located in southwenstern Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. As the biggest island of Hong Kong, Lantau Island covers 146.75km², almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island. Administratively, it is a part of Hong Kong New Territory District(新界) with a small population of about 45,000.

Lantau Island HK

Lantau Island HK Map 2013

Althrough Lantau Island has large area, but it used to a small fishing village before 1980s because of poor transportation. After 1990s, Hong Kong government decided to develop the area of Lantau Island. With the completion of many outstanding construction of Tung Chung New Town, including Hong Kong international Airport, Hong Kong DisneylandLantau Link and Ngong Ping 360.

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Lantau Island Travel Guide

As one of the most popular places in Hong Kong, Lautau Island has many famous attractions to go.

Tai O Town(大澳水乡) - Tai O is more than three hundreds years old which is famous for its stilt houses. For these houses, you can enjoy the best views of sunrise and sunset in Hong Kong. You can also taste some tranditional local food here, like salted fish and shrimp paste.

Tai O Town of Lantau Island HK

Tai O Town of Lantau Island HK

Ngong Ping Plateau(昂坪) has two highlights: Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery. Tian Tan Buddha, was once the word's largest seated outdoor bronze Buddha statue with 85-foot(26m) height. Po Lin Monastery was build in  , regarded as the best Buddhism monastery in Hong Kong. It is also famous for its vegetarian restaurant.

Tian Tan Buddha of Lantau Island HK

Tian Tan Buddha of Lantau Island HK

Hong Kong Disneyland - It is the fifth Disneyland in the world, opend on September 12 , 2005, which lies on northeastern part of Lantau Island. About 1.8 billions dollars was invested to finish whole project of Disneyland, including a theme park, two hotels, retail, dining and entertainment facilities.

Disneyland of Lantau Island HK

Disneyland of Lantau Island HK

Tung Chung Port(东涌炮台) - It was built to defend coast from pirates. There are 6 old cannons and the enclosures are made of granite. it was listed as one of the Historical Monuments of Hong Kong and was refurbished in 1988.

Tung Chung Port of Lantau Island HK

Tung Chung Port of Lantau Island HK

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