Lantau is the largest island in the Hong Kong SAR, and was the least developed until recently. Over the past 100 years, numerous monasteries have been established on Lantau, including the Po Lin Monastery and the associated Big Buddha.
Po Lin Monastery and Big Buddha
The Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monasterythe largest and best-known on Lantau Islandwas created by three Zen masters in 1920 as a small stone hut shrine dedicated to Buddha. Enjoy a walk through the beautiful monastery grounds and along the Ngong Ping Plateau. From there, you will climb up to the Big Buddha, one of the most distinctive landmarks in this area. The large bronze statue greets you, right hand raised to deliver a blessing to all who make the trek.
From the monastery, you’ll head to Tai O, a small fishing village where it seems time has stood still since the Qing, Ming, or even Yuan dynasties. Follow the Lantau Trail over the Keung Shan Mountains and then to the village.
Full-day walks usually entail 2 to 6 hours of walking, plus time to get to and from the departure location at the Star Ferry concourse. Full-day hikes tend to go to more remote areas, hence the longer walking time. You are advised to bring sunscreen and insect repellant, and to wear a hat and comfortable walking shoes; sandals and open-toe shoes are not recommended. Approx. 1 liter of water is recommended per person, per 2 hours of walking.
- Guided walking tour
- Knowledgeable guide
- Picnic or dim sum lunch
- Public transportation fees (between attractions)
8 hours; walking portion is approx. 4 1/2 hours
Departure time and location:
8:30 AM; outside the General Post Office near the stamp vending machines
Return time and location:
Approx. 5 PM; outside the General Post Office near the stamp vending machines
This tour requires a minimum of two participants to operate. Some restrictions apply; please see Terms section below. This tour is not available for children under 12. Beverages and food are not included in the price of this tour.
|After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.
Exchange your voucher for activity:
Please contact Walk Hong Kong upon arrival in Hong Kong to confirm the date of your walking tour. You will also arrange a meeting location at this time. The phone number and e-mail address will be listed on your printed voucher(s). On the day of your walking tour, present your voucher(s) and photo identification to the Walk Hong Kong representative upon request. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time.
|Terms and conditions|
|You will be required to sign a release form confirming that you are able to participate in this walking tour and do not have any physical or mental conditions that might affect your ability to complete the tour.|