Lantau ("Ragged Head") Island offers some of Hong Kong's most dramatic surprises,
including pristine beaches, dense forests, stunning hikes and the world's
largest sitting statue of the Buddha.
The Po Lin Monastery and its remarkable Buddha is
Lantau's most popular attraction. Visitors walk up 268 flights of steps to
visit this magnificent bronze sculpture.
At 1,038 feet (322 meters), the Victoria Peak
is Hong Kong Island's tallest hill. Majestic skyscrapers and high-rise residential blocks
encircle the harbour with the hills of Kowloon
in the distance. Whether by day or night, Victoria Peak
provides a breathtaking view.
The best way to get to the top is on the Peak
Tram, a historical funicular railway which carves a steep 1,223-feet-high (373
meters) swathe up the green mountainside. The tram has been in operation since