Lantau ("Ragged Head") Island offers some of Hong Kong's 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 popular attraction. Visitors walk up 268 flights of steps to visit this magnificent bronze sculpture.
The Victoria Peak is at 1,038 feet (322 meters). 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 Peak Tram, 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 1888.