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Backpacking Hong Kong: Exploring Lantau Island

Lantau Island, Hong Kong’s largest fabled isle, has many hiking trails for one to explore and conquer – from moderate to strenuous trails that will take about 3-4 hours to make it to the top. It’s been all work and no play the whole of this week but today’s absolutely splendid; with only a few hours to spare, I took the ferry from Central Pier 6 to Mui Wo and made my way to Ngong Ping by bus to visit Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery, Wisdom Path, hiked the picturesque Lantau trail and hang with Mark, Kenny, Johnny “Fingers”, Malkey and the gang at “The Wall” by the waters before I almost missed the ferry back to Kowloon. All for good times! It was a chilly afternoon and I’d worn a sleeveless dress with my Chuck Taylors, but I had a good walk through the spiritual Ngong Ping piazza to warm me up and the 268 steps I had to climb to see the majestic 34 metres high big Buddha was so worth it… set against mountainous …