On the slopes of Lantau Peak, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
LANTAU PEAK
鳳凰山

Stepping down from the NLB bus at the gap between Lantau and Sunset Peaks, we rejoice in the knowledge that we have already done the
first third of our climb…  

Quickly, however, we realize that there’s still quite a way to the top of Hong Kong’s second highest point.  Yet, besides a healthy heartbeat,
our well-trodden and rather steep path provides stunning views over most of Lantau Island – and the many smaller islands beyond, including
Chek Lap Kok, home to Hong Kong's International Airport.  There are many steps to negotiate, so we will pause frequently for breath and to
enjoy the view.  At 934 metres, the summit provides an ideal place for a longer pause and, perhaps, a snack, while we congratulate ourselves
on having ticked this impressive mountain off our list.  

To many, the descent from Lantau Peak is even tougher than the climb up. If anything, the steps are bigger and the path substantially
narrower than they were coming up.  However, we will walk slowly to allow us appreciating the fantastic views over the Ngong Ping plateau,
its statues and temples.

The steps end when we reach the Ngong Ping plateau, where we stop here for a well-deserved lunch break at the Tea Garden. We will stay
long enough for those who so desire to explore the Po Lin Monastery and the famous Big Buddha - the world's largest, seated, outdoor,
bronze Buddha statue. If you are keen on climbing a little extra, you are invited to walk up the 268 steps for a closer look at the 26-metre-high,
202-tonne wonder. You could also opt to relax over a pot of locally grown tea or sample the Tea Garden’s current choice of cold Chinese
beer…

After lunch we will then follow an old - paved - village footpath down to Tung Chung passing 3 or 4 monasteries and temples along the way
before joining the road and reaching the old Tung Chung fort.  We will have a look around this 19th century attempt to fight opium and piracy
in the South China Sea, before continuing to Tung Chung new town and the
MTR back to the city…
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The Big Buddha at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
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Distance:
12 km
 
Difficulty:
8 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: xxx metres
Loss: xxx metres
Price:
HK$250
 
Highest Point:
934 metres (Lantau Peak)
     
Time Spent on the Islands:
5.5 hours
Walking: 4.5 hours + Breaks: 1 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
8:35 am
at Tung Chung Railway Station
     
Finishing Time & Place:
3:30 pm
at Tung Chung Railway Station
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
  or 4:15 pm
at Hong Kong Station
     
 
Food & Drink:
Snack stops on the slopes of Lantau Peak.
Lunch at Chinese restaurant at Ngong Ping -
not included.
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