Lantau Island is one of the largest outlying islands in HongKong. On this day Lantau tour, you will get to see top attractions of the Island such as Old Clock Tower, Ngnoc Ping cable car (breath-taking panoramic views), Po Lin Monastery, and Tai O fishing village. You will never get bored on this amazing day tour.
You will first transfer to the Old Clock Tower. The tower was part of former Kowloon Station of Kowloon-Canton Railway since 1915. The main terminus building was demolished in 1978 leaving only the clock tower. Next you will go to take a ride at the Ngnoc Ping cable car, which connects Tung Chung and Nkong Ping. The 5,7 km cable car journey offers a magnificent view over the South China Sea, Hong Kong International Airport, North Lantau Country park and Giant Buddha. Then, you will go to Po Lin Monastery, known as the "Buddhist Kingdom of the South". The monastery is the most popular Buddhist temple in Hong Kong. One of the tallest outdoor seated Buddha statues at the Po Lin monesrary becomes a site of pilgrimage and is visited by Buddhist from all over the world. There is a museum located beneath the Buddha. Three floors beneath the statue is the Hall of Universe, The Hall of Benevolent Merit and the Hall of Remembrance. One of the most renowned features inside is a relic of Sakyamuni, consisting of some of his alleged cremated remains.
To take a rest you will enjoy an excellent Chinese Buddhist vegetarian lunch at the monastery.
Continuing the tour you will approach Tai O fishing village, known as the Venice of the East. It was once the largest inhabitant settlement on Lantau Island. Th villages stilt houses on the waterfront offer a glimpse into Hong Kong's past and provide a striking contrast with the modern city. You will also have the possibility to take a boat-trip through the town. A highlight of the cruise is the stilts house, unusual, interconnected structures on water that form a tightly-knit fishing community for villagers to live in.
The itinerary also includes a visit to the TSL jewellery factory the reciptian of the Outstanding QTS Merchant awards for more than 10 years and counting.
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