An interesting transformation took over Hong Kong’s largest island, Lantau. It began as a site of fishing villages and today, is a major tourist attraction. When attempting to map the changes that have taken place, one wouldn’t know where to start. Would it be from the mountains that have become an adventurer’s paradise or the sandy beaches where winds of relaxation constantly hum? You wouldn’t mind being lost for days in this island that is adjacent to the Hong Kong International Airport. You can always consider staying at Hong Kong serviced apartments such as Citadines Ashley Hong Kong and plan a trip to this fascinating isle.
Hiking at the dead of night sounds like an unconventionally brilliant idea. Visitors to Lantau Island make it a point to climb the Phoenix Mountain. The journey begins at night, with flashlights competing with the light of the moon. Once you reach the peak, the sun begins to peep through the mountain ranges at dawn. One forgets the arduousness of the journey when greeted by the warm smile of the morning sun.
Out of the 47 villages that comprise the island, Mui Wo, Tai O and Tung Chung are being transformed into towns. Tai O is both a traditional fishing village and a refreshingly modern coastal town. Walking in the town, one would find stilt- fishermen patiently waiting for a catch. Make it a point to also purchase some salted fish that could be incorporated into a delectable preparation once you return to your apartment.
Wild Countryside Park also provides unlimited possibilities for those who crave a lot of action. Swim, hike and fish to your heart’s content.
Lantau Island redefines traditional notions of an island holiday. The excitement-filled getaway must be explored and getting lost in the beauties of the island is inevitable.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.