With its urban metropolis which still contains the charm of the orient, Hong Kong is one of the most unique Southeast Asian destinations. Hong Kong boasts vibrant cultural and historic landmarks, exciting leisure attractions, and a booming entertainment & showbiz industry, thereby giving its visitors so many delightful experiences and attractions to savour and visit. A great Hong Kong hotel that offers a centrally located base from which to head out on your adventures would be Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong.
One of the best ways to enjoy any vacation is to organize a few excursions. One of the most recommendable excursions that you can embark on while in Hong Kong is the one day trip to the beautiful Lantau Island. Located just off the mouth of the Pearl River, Lantau Island is the largest island around the coast of Hong Kong. The island is absolutely beautiful and shrouded in Buddhism and culture, making it ideal for a one day trip.
The trip starts with a hotel pick up leading to the Hong Kong Harbour, which you will cross by the express ferry service. Soon you will arrive at Lantau Island, and you will get your first opportunity of witnessing just how picturesque the island is, as you will be treated to panoramic views of luscious forests, towering mountain ranges, and resplendent beaches. Some of the highlights you will come across as you explore this marvellous island are the stunning views from cable car ride from Tung Chung which gives you breathtaking views of the Ngong Ping plateau, the stunning Cheung Sha Beach, and the indigenous Tai O fishing village. The main highlight of Lantau Island, however, is the Tian Tan Buddha.
The Tian Tan Buddha, located close to the Po Lin Monastery, is a 114ft tall statue of Lord Buddha in the sitting position, made completely out of bronze. Both the Tian Tan Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery are beacons of culture and religion on the island, and their architectural and aesthetic beauty are awe-inspiring. With all these highlights, Lantau Island is perfect for an excursion.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.