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Lantau Island

Hong Kong Lantau Island

Located at the south of the Pearl River, Lantau Island is the largest island in HK, almost twice the size of HK Island. It is higher than the southwestern part but lower than the northeast of HK. Lantau Peak (935 meters) is the highest point of the island and the second highest peak in HK. Lantau Island consists of mountainous terrain, scattered with few flat land areas. The majority of population lives in Tai O town. Since the 1970s Lantau Island has been a place for people to rest and relax on weekends and holidays.

Main Attractions:

Aehat Temple, Po Lin Temple, Tai O, Tsing Ma Bridge, Big Buddha, Ngong Ping 360 Ngong PingSquare, Wisdom Path, castle of Zhang Baozai, a pirate in the Qing Dynasty and the longest bathing beach - Cheung Sha Wan Fishery

The Favorable Time for Travel

If you travel around Hong Kong the best time is October and November. HK has a subtropical climate and relatively higher average temperature of 22.8 degree Celsius. The weather is easily influenced by monsoons and the four seasons are distinctive in HK. In the spring you can wear a thin coat or sweater. As the climate in summer is hot and humid with rainfall and thunderstorm sometimes, short T-shirts and dresses made of cotton as well as overcoats and umbrella are necessary. The wind is mild and the sun is warm in autumn. Wearing a shirt, sweater and thin coat is appropriate. The climate is dry and slightly cold in winter, it is feasible for you to wear suit and thin sweater in HK during this time.

Camping

Kau Ling Chung is the most beautiful camping ground in Lantau Island, where you embrace its natural beauty and fresh air. There are plants spread all over the island. At night you can light bonfire and dance with your friends around it or sing to your hearts content. At midnight walking along the beach barefoot, with the gentle breeze kissing your face, you may find blissful happiness. You can also climb to the top of the mountain, to watch the sunrise or appreciate the view of the sea.

Campers

There are 7 campers imported from England. They are divided into small, middle and large. Small and middle ones can carry 2 to 4 people while the large one carry 4 to 6 people. Each camper is equipped with air conditioning, icebox, cooking stove, microwave oven, washrooms and bathrooms. There are 4 grills in the camping ground provided to barbecue. People are only allowed to conduct activities in the campers that cannot be driven away.

Transportation

Waterway

You can take a ferry or high-speed ship at Pier no.7 of Central to Silver Mine Bay and then transfer to bus. The service time of ferry is from 5:55 am to 11:30 pm on Monday to Saturday and from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm on Sundays and holidays.

Land Route

You can take subway Tung Chung Line to New Town or take bus no. E21 at Olympic Station.

Mongkok

Mongkok is an area in western Kowloon, Hong Kong. This area is a mixture of old and new multi-story buildings, of which most old buildings are shops and restaurants. The shopping center in the east and residential units in the west are separated by Nathan Road. The transportation there is convenient. Bus, MTR (East Rail Line, Tsuen Wan Line and Kwun Tong Line) and all-night minibus are available. Nathan Road is the most crowded area in HK during the holidays. Mongkok has an extremely high density of 130,000 per square kilometers, with a plot ratio of 4.

There are many streets you must visit in Mongkok including, Garden Street, Lady’s Street, Goldenfish Street, Flower Market and Bird Garden.

You can taste many types of foods in Mongkok such as Southeast Asian foods, Japanese foods, deserts, Shanghai foods among others. Additionally, Mongkok is famous for its large variety of snacks, including Okonomiyaki, Waffle, German sausages and Taiwanese drinks and Japanese cheese cake.