Hong Kong/Lantau

thumb|300px|Misty mountains on Lantau Island

23 things to do

All Places Hong Kong



Hong Kong Disneyland

Asia's second Disneyland was opened in September 2005 and features some of the Disney favourites. The park is accessible via the MTR. Change at the Sunny Bay station on the Tung Chung MTR line for the Disneyland Resort Line. It has four themed areas: Main Street USA, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. On weekdays tickets are $295 for Adults and $210 for children. Being relatively new, there are fewer rides than the other Disney theme parks. A few rides have a slightly different take on them, but there is little unique here. Some rides, such as Buzz Lightyear, are simply identical to other parks. If you get there at opening time on a weekday, it would be possible to do all the rides and shows by mid-afternoon. English speakers are well catered for, with all attractions narrating in both English and Cantonese. The Jungle River Cruise, however, which depends so much on the English language delivery of the guide doesn't fare well. There is a choice of Cantonese and American "cuisine" around the park. The Fantasyland Banquet Hall offering the broadest range of food types and kids meals to keep everyone happy. Meals around $55. There are a plenty of drinking fountains in the park. Bring a water bottle to fill, or pay a bottle in the park. On weekends and holidays the tickets are $350 for adults and $250 for children. Children under 3 are free. Visit on weekdays to avoid the crowds.

SEE   —  ''+852 1'' 830-830 —  Map

Ngong Ping 360

Hong Kong's newest tourist attraction combines a spectacular 5.7 km cable car journey that takes in an impressive cultural themed village and the Tian Tan Buddha. At the themed village there are a couple of attractions. The Walking with Buddha attraction gives an interesting introduction to Buddha, and has different stages, with headphones giving the narration in a variety of languages. The Monkey's Tail is simply a silent animated movie, with a simple moral. A little trivial overall. Combined tickets can be bought to cover all three attractions. There are about 10 restaurants in the village, serving a variety of food, all a little on the expensive side for what they are. There are some other restaurants in the true village, beyond the themed section. The cable car station is adjacent to the Tung Chung MTR. Note that there are often lengthy queues to go up the mountain, especially on weekends - if the queue extends downstairs, expect a two hour wait. To avoid you can take a bus up the mountain and the cable car back (queues are much shorter, especially if buying the Crystal Cabin). Alternatively, buy a guided tour or the Journey to Enlightenment package, both of which bypass most of the queue for the cheaper tickets.

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Mui Wo

a rural town on the eastern coast of Lantau Island. The main beach in Mui Wo is known as Silver Mine Bay (銀礦灣). There are fast and slow ferry services from Central to Mui Wo. [http://www.nwff.com.hk/eng/fare_table/central-mui_wo/ Central - Mui Wo Ferry] The fast ferry costs $25 and takes 30 minutes. The slow ferry costs $15, takes 50 minutes and you can go outside. The 3M bus takes you from Tung Chung to Mui Wo. There are a number of temples and old buildings. There is also a waterfall, an old mining cave (sealed off) and numerous hiking trails. Close to the Ferry Pier there are three bicycle rent shops where you rent bikes from between $30 to $150. At the beginning of Silver Mine Beach there is also a place to rent bicycles.

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Lantau Peak

At 934 metres, the second highest point in Hong Kong and the highest point on Lantau Island. You can also stay overnight at the Ngong Ping hostel, and wake up very early to reach the summit in time for the spectacular sunrise. Although not particularly high by international standards, this is a fairly hard climb and you should make full preparations, especially during summer.

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Discovery Bay

As a residential district, Discovery Bay is not really a tourist destination. However, it boasts a 400m beach, a golf and marina club for members and guests, meaning that the area attracts day trippers. It also holds a number of festivals, including most notably, Dragon boat races at the beach in May/June and a multicultural festival in November.

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The Stoep

32 Lower Cheung Sha Village. Beachside restaurant with a good western menu and also specializes in serving South African dishes. Although the food is not the main attraction, the location of this restaurant makes it one of the best places to eat and drink in Hong Kong. Booking a table is advisable at weekends and Public Holidays.

EAT   —  +852 2980 2699 —  Map


Olea

With floor-to-ceiling glass windows of 7 meters looking out to a man-made water and bamboo feature. Olea is a casual fine dining restaurant in the hotel and features an open Mediterranean kitchen, with a pizza oven and an array of various classic tapas and mezze dishes.


High Tide Restaurant

35 Lower Cheung Sha Village, open from 11.30am til late every day except Tuesday. Authentic Thai restaurant. Located right on the beach front, you might think you're in Thailand. An ideal place to get refreshments after a lazy day on one of Hong Kong's best beaches.

EAT   —  +852 2980 3002 —  Map


Ngong Ping SG Davis Hostel at the Po Lin Monastery

Reservations made are not always acknowledged upon arrival, but sometimes when you're told they're booked solid you can still get a bunk. You needed to be a member of a Youth Hostel Association in order to get the best rates. Membership is available online.

SLEEP   —  +852 2985 5610 —  Map

Novotel Citygate Hong Kong

Novotel Citygate Hong Kong is only 5 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport with free shuttle service. With direct access to mass transit railway (MTR), it takes only 28 minutes to the city centre and Hong Kong Disneyland is 2 stops away.


Essence

Located on the lobby level, Essence was designed by a world famous interior designer Yasumichi Morita.It is the main dining venue in the hotel and features international cuisine through buffet and a la carte offerings.


The China Bear

Mui Wo. Walk off the ferry and turn left and you will see a cafe/bar next to the sea. If you are looking for a "full English" breakfast, or some western beer, then you have found the right place.

EAT   —  3 Ngan Wan Road

China Beach Club

Silvermine Bay (Mui Wo). Head for the beach in the bay and then carry on walking. Serves great food and drinks to the colonial crowd and locals alike. This is a doggie paradise in Hong Kong.

EAT   —  18 Tung Wan Pau Road

Po Lin Monastery

The monastery was founded in 1906 by three monks from Jiangsu province. The main temple building houses three bronze statues representing the Buddha of the past, present and future.

SEE   —  Ngong Ping

Food Republic

A large food court that is incredibly busy at lunch and dinner times on weekends with a lot of mainlanders hungry after a hard day of shopping.

EAT   —  Map

Tai O

A traditional fishing village with houses built on stilts over the sea. Tai O also called "Eastern Venice".

SEE   —  Map

Starz

There are few bar options in Tung Chung, and this is probably the best you are going to find.

DRINK   —  CityGate, Tung Chung

Silver Mine Bay Hotel

Swimming pool, sauna, beach side. Breakfast included. 128 room hotel and resort.

SLEEP   —  Map

Hemingway’s by the Bay

Beachside dining with 80 indoor seats, 86 outside.


Deli France

Near the MTR

EAT   —  Map

Pizza Hut

Near the MTR

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