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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lantau Island Hong Kong

Lantau Island is the largest island in Hong Kong. Perhaps due to its remoteness, it has never been a densely populated area, nor a popular tourist attraction. Since the relocation of the Hong Kong International Airport to Lantau Island in 1998, this sixth largest island in China undergone significant infrastructure development.

The Tian Tan "Big" Buddha @ Lantau Island

The "traditional" attractions such as the Po Lin Monastery and Tai O Fishing Village were injected with new energy; a number of "modern" tourist attractions such as the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, the Ngong Ping Village, AsiaWorld-Expo and the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort were established.

Tai O Fishing Village

We will bring you photographs and share insights of these attractions with you in this Lantau Island Special.
AsiaWorld-Expo

Tai O Area
The Hong Kong International Airport from a Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

Note: Although the Airport is on the Lantau Island, the majority of hotels and attractions are in Kowloon or the Hong Kong Island. Staying on the Lantau Island makes it difficult to sight see world famous attractions such as the Victoria Harbour. Visitors would often seek accommodation in urban Kowloon or the Northern Hong Kong Island, and allocate time to visit the attractions on the Lantau Island.