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19 thoughts on “Lantau Island: A Different Hong Kong”

  1. Good to see you again! I miss HK it’s been awhile since the last time. Interesting photos and first time to see a puffer fish in the fish market.

    1. Me too! I have only heard of puffer sushi, but have never known about dried puffer. That’s why I wonder whether it is edible. By the way, nice to see you again, Vinneve 😀

    1. Wow! How long did it take you to complete the trail? I remember seeing a group of hikers when I was in the cable car. They were a bit confused because of the thick fog. And I wondered how long they needed to reach Ngong Ping 🙂

      1. That cable car maintenance trail is a real stair-master, it’s stairs all the way up! As for the Lantau trail, the whole thing is 70km, but it’s split into 12 sections. I think I walked it all over a three-day weekend once – I especially liked the sections heading into and then starting from Tai-O, they’re pretty quiet, (and quietness is a luxury in Hong Kong).

      2. Wow! I did not know that the Lantau trails is that long. I agree, quietness is indeed a luxury things in Hong Kong. I live in a busy city, but I was overwhelmed by the noise and the crowd in Kowloon 🙂

    1. Oh, I think I saw that walking trail from the cable car 🙂 It looks like a long distant walk, but the view must be spectacular, especially on a sunny day.

      1. When you are free you can browse some of my old posts i shooted some amazing pics of sun set and many others too on this trails. It is the ome tough lap. I walked there more than 30 times in past 2 decades its fun and tiring for sure. Its amazing in one word.

    1. Exactly. To be honest, I didn’t expect to see much green spaces in Hong Kong. I thought the city is just a concrete jungle, like other Asian metropolis. But Lantau has proved me wrong 🙂

  2. I so enjoyed this brief visit to Lantau. Your photos are beautiful. I went to Lantau in 1978, before the Buddha, and before the local transit connection, and before I knew anything about photography tho I did have a camera of sorts. One went by ferry. I hiked from one side of the island to the other, passing by Po Lin though not going inside. It looks as though it’s had a facelift. I think I’d like to go back and see this newer version of the island, and especially Tai O.

    1. Wow, it must be a lengthy trip 🙂 Even with cable car, it already took me over 25 minutes. I remember seeing many short mountains on the way. But I guess the view was so different in the 1970s. Much greener, I assume. And there was no airport.

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