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Lantau Peak is the second height hill at 934m in Hong Kong located in the middle section of Lantau Island. At the top, it offers stunning views around in the full extent.

Lantau Peak | Ngong Ping - A trail for hiking in Hong Kong

Lantau Peak
Distance: 5.0 Km
Duration: 4.0 hours
Diff.:

3.5

Scn.:

4.5

Start: Bus11, 23 from Tung Chung Railway Station, 3M from Mui Wo Pier, get off at Pak Kung Au

End: Bus 23 or cable car going to Tung Chung, Bus 2 to Mui Wo

It is physically demanding as there are strenuous climbs up and down to a certain extent.

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Pak Kung Au

The trail begins from the starting point of Lantau Trail Section 3 on the opposite side of the bus stop of Pak Kung Au. It winds along the eastern ridge uphill. After the steep ascent by a flight of stone steps through the sylvan terrain, Tung Chung and the airport could be peered. Heading along the undulating trail towards the hilltop in the distance, the view becomes broader after passing the smooth section. At the time, the majestic Sunset Peak is towering behind you as well as the picturesque scenery over the southern coasts of Lautau Island are within the sight.

Entry of the trail

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Continuing on along the trail from the pavilion, a gully known as "Nam Tin Mun" by hikers is on the left. Through the gully, you could peep far at a short spur protrudes upward like a "drainage outlet" of a teapot. In additions, there is also a small rocky tower standing the ridge on the right known as "Lo Hon Tower" where is a clamber spot. Heading further, you could overlook Kau Nga Ling on the left far, an southern embranchment of Lantau Peak, is the most precipitous jagged cluster of rocks and peaks in Hong Kong which shape is like teeth of a dog as named in chinese. Up ahead over the steeps hillsides, it comes to the crest of Lantau Peak.

Related route : The south slope of Lantau Peak | Kau Nga Ling | Lo Hon Tower

Lo Hon Tower and Lo Hon Ridge on the right

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Nam Tin Mun and the 'Drainage outlet'

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Lantau Peak

At the hilltop, it offers panoramic views over Tung Chung, northwards far toTuen Mun and Castal Peak, southwards to the coastline of Cheung Sha, and Shek Pik Reservior like a big mirror on the ground reflectling sunlight up into your eyes. Sometimes sea of clouds could be seen below you. In additions, it also attracts some peoples for enjoying the sunrise there.

Sunset Peak and rolling knolls

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Wisdom Path and Ngong Ping

The downhill path is a long flight of stone steps known as "sky ladder" roughty along the west slope of Lantau Peak. Contouring along the ridge, it initially starts a steep descent with the railings in part of the cliff edges. Afterward a grand view could be seen over the precipitous terrain of Kau Nga Ling on the left. Down the trail, it descends steadily through a steep flight of steps that leads down to the wooden archway. In midway downhill, the upland of Ngong Ping comes into full view and a huge buddhist statue towering at the hillside is also within sight. Follow the concert path ahead according to the signpost, it runs to Po Lin Monastery and Ngong Ping Road.

Railings at cliff edge

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Summary

During the hike, it offered peculiar views over the rugged contour of soaring Lantau Peak, a jagged cluster of peaks of Kau Nga Ling like teeth of a dog, the southern meandering coastline and the aquamarine of Shek Pik Reservior. All created the masterpieces of nature as if a music with a graceful melody.

Text : Horace

Update : 01.02.2015

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