Lantau Peak: Absolute Pinnacle of Freedom

Lantau Peak or Fung Wong Shan is the second highest peak in Hong Kong and the highest point on Lantau Island, with a height of 934 metres above sea level. It is most famous for the sunrise scenery viewed from the summit.

During my hike I experienced severe weather changes, from hot & cloudy to sunny, windy and foggy near the summit. This is absolutely the one of the best hikes I’ve completed in Hong Kong for its landscapes and slopes.

HOW TO GET THERE

To get there you should take MTR to Tung Chung station exit B and grab the bus 3M. The bus station is passing by the cable car station. You have to get off at Pak Kung Au after 15-20 minutes of bus ride. You will notice of the stop easily, since many people will get off right there. As a tip, once the bus starts ascending by the road, it’ll be the second stop during the ascent. Once you get off, cross to the right side and keep walking until you see the starting point.

HIKING AROUND

Starting the trail and after 20 minutes of walk, there are pretty nice views of Tung Chung

The beginning is quite easy and there will be many spots for nice photographies. The harder part will be during the climb up to the summit

Starting the climb brings you beautiful views of the path behind.

On the way up there are some spots for a quick break and nice vistas for photography.

After this point, the path to the peak starts being slightly more difficult. The slope will be a little higher but the views are really beautiful

Reached to the top there is a small refuge.. After this point, starts the descent with great views of Lantau

Leaving behind these views, Ngong Ping will be visible

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Before reaching to Ngong Ping it’s the Windom Path.

Reached to Ngong Ping, worth to visit the Big Buddha & Po Lin monastery. Just will take few minutes

To come back to Tung Chung, grab the bus 23 at the bus terminus into the village. Another option is taking cable car to Tung Chung too. Bus costs is about 17HKD and cable car about 140-180HKD

DETAILS

  • Location: Lantau Peak & Ngong Ping @ Lantau Island, Hong Kong
  • Transportation: MRT to Tung Chung & bus 3M to Pak Kung Au // Return: bus 23
  • Time spent: 5 hours
  • Weather conditions: unpredictable! Cloudy at 23 degrees, foggy, sunny and windy
  • Season: Mid of November
  • Score: 9/10

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