After a hotel pickup, you’ll ascend Lantau Peak via the Ngong Ping 360, a cable car that connects Tung Chung to the Po Lin Monastery and one of the world’s largest outdoor buddhas, the Tian Tan Buddha.
As the urban sights slip into the distance, the views are soon replaced with sweeping vistas of the South China Sea. Gaze at Hong Kong International Airport and admire aerial views of the Tian Tan Buddha before you visit it.
The route from the cable car to the buddha is steep, but, if you decide to walk, the views make the 268-step climb worthwhile. Otherwise, take the shuttle bus, then visit the buddha museums and Po Lin Monastery, a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site.
Relax over a vegetarian lunch at the monastery, then travel by coach to Tai O. You’ll cruise around its stilt-houses, contrasting the fishing village to heady Hong Kong today. Finally, you’ll return to your Hong Kong hotel.
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery
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