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 first hike to this amazing trail the skies were totally covered by layers of dense fog, clouds, winds…but this time I could experienced this hike with perfect weather. Views and photos speak for themselves

The route chosen again was the same, from Pak Kung Au to Ngong Ping. 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

The first section of the trail there are views of Hong Kong Airport and Tung Chung. Behind is visible Sunset Peak mountain

After this section, the trail becomes unsheltered. The left side of the trail there are views of Cha Kwo Chau, Shek Kwo Chau & Soko Islands, as well as Pui O Beach

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Before getting to the summit there are few sections slightly tough but short.

Arrived to the summit there will be 360° views of Lantau Island and the islands mentioned before. The path to Ngong Ping and the Big Buddha, Wisdom Path and Po Lin Monastery is also visible from the top. On the other side there are views of the airport and Tung Chung.

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There is a shelter at the top to rest under the shadow

The descent to Ngong Ping is formed by hundreds of rocky steps and sheltered sections, and it may take some time but the views are worthy.

Finished the descent and once found a paved path means the trail is already over. The path takes to the Wisdom Path and the Big Buddha. Worth to spend 15 minutes and have a look

The return can be done by taking the bus 23 to Tung Chung located at the Bus Terminus in  Ngong Ping. The journey takes about 30 minutes

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: 4-5 hours
  • Weather conditions: Sunny
  • Season: 1st April
  • Score: 9.5/10

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