Lantau Island, the largest outlying island in Hong Kong, is located at the mouth of the Pearl River. The site of sleepy fishing villages of yesteryears has been developed as a major tourist travel destination in Hong Kong. The tour gives one the opportunity to enjoy tourist hotspots likes Disneyland, Po Lin Monastery, Tung Chung Fort and Tai O.
Tourist attractions in Lantau island are as follows:
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland, credited as the first theme park of China, is different from other disneylands of the world, for it has natural backdrop of verdant mountains and undulating landscape. The ultra-modern holiday resort has been segregated in themed lands like Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Adventureland and Main Street U.S.A.
Po Lin Monastery
Po Lin Monastery, which literally translates as 'Precious Lotus' is the most renowned Buddhist monastery in Hongkong. It holds collosal copper idol of Sakyamuni or Tian Tan Buddha, which is regarded as the tallest outdoor Buddha statue in the world.
Tung Chung Fort
Tung Chung Fort, listed as one of the historical monuments, was built in 1817 in Hongkong with the objective of defending the coast from pirates and suppressing the opium trade. The fort has 6 old cannons and the enclosures are made of granite. The ruins of the Tung Chung Battery are also located in the vicinity.
Tai O is a three centuries old fishing town known for its hundreds of stilt houses. The town retains much of its legacy such as waterways, stilt houses and fishing boats. Tourists don't fail to traditional Chinese food like salted fish and shrimp paste here.
China tours inclusive of visiting Hong Kong