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Map of Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Map of Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Lantau Island, also Lantao, based on the old local name of Lantau Peak (Traditional Chinese: 爛頭; lit. Ragged Head), is the largest island in Hong Kong, located at the mouth of the Pearl River. Administratively, it is part of the Islands District, but a small part in the northeast of the island belongs to Tsuen Wan District. It has an area of 146.38 km². Originally the site of sleepy fishing villages, the island has in recent years been transformed with the development of several major infrastructure projects, including Hong Kong's new international airport and Hong Kong Disneyland. Download high resolution version (1200x865, 163 KB)Lantau Island, Hong Kong (Created by Si Chun LAM) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1200x865, 163 KB)Lantau Island, Hong Kong (Created by Si Chun LAM) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Pearl River in Guangzhou Pearl River at night, Guangzhou The Zhu Jiang, (珠江 Pinyin: ZhÅ« Jiāng), or Pearl River, is Chinas third longest river (2,200 km, after the Yangtze River and the Yellow River), and second largest by volume (after the Yangtze). ... The Islands District (離島區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Tsuen Wan (荃灣區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) (Chinese: 香港國際機場; Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 gwok3 zai3 gei1 coeng4; Mandarin Pinyin: ) is the principal airport in Hong Kong. ... The fountain featuring Mickey Mouse in the Park Promenade next to Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong Disneyland (Traditional Chinese: ) is the first theme park inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, which is owned and managed by the Hong Kong International Theme Parks, an incorporated company jointly owned by The Walt...

Lantau Island
Traditional Chinese: 大嶼山
Simplified Chinese: 大屿山
Literal meaning: "big island mountain"

Contents

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History

Artifacts unearthed on the island show human activities dated back to the Neolithic Age and the Bronze Age. For instance, rock carvings at Shek Pik are thought to date back to the Bronze Age, while a stone circle at Fan Lau is probably from the Neolithic Age. Both sites are located on the southwestern coast of the island. An array of Neolithic artifacts, including bracelets, axe heads, chisels, and polishing tools. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... Shek Pik (石壁) is a place in the south coast of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. ... Fan Lau (分流) is peninsula and area in the southwest tip of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. ...


The island was known as Tai Hai Shan (大奚山) in the distant past. It was often shown in navigation map because of its proximity to major sea route in South China. North China (北方 Hanyu pinyin: Běifāng) and South China (南方 Hanyu pinyin: Nánfāng) are two approximate regions within China. ...


In 1276, the Southern Song Dynasty court fled to Guangdong by boat, fleeing Mongol invaders, and leaving the emperor Gong Di behind. Any hope of resistance centred on two young princes, Gong Di's brothers. The older boy, Zhao Shi, aged nine was declared emperor, and, in 1277, the imperial court sought refuge first in Silvermine Bay (Mui Wo) on Lantau Island and later in today's Kowloon City (see Sung Wong Toi). The older brother became ill and died, and was succeeded by the younger, Zhao Bing, aged seven. He died in 1279, and the Song Dynasty ended. These emperors are also believed to have held court in the Tung Chung valley, which takes its name from a local hero who gave up his life for the emperor. January 21 - Pope Innocent V succeeds Pope Gregory X as the 185th pope. ... Alternative meaning: Song Dynasty (420-479) The Song dynasty (Chinese: 宋朝) was a ruling dynasty in China from 960-1279. ... Guangdong, often spelt as Kwangtung, is a province on the south coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Honorary guard of Mongolia. ... Emperor Duānzōng (端宗, 1268-May 8, 1278) was the penultimate emperor of Southern Song Dynasty of China who died a boy. ... Events The philosophical doctrine Averroism is banned from Paris by bishop Etienne Tempier Burmas Pagan empire begins to disintegrate after being defeated by Kublai Khan at Ngasaungsyan, near the Chinese border. ... Mui Wo (梅窩, lit. ... Kowloon City (九龍城, Pinyin: Jiu3long2cheng2) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Sung Wong Toi (宋王臺 Sung3 Wong4 Toi4) was an important historic relic in Hong Kong. ... Emperor Bing (宋帝昺) (1271-March 19, 1279) was the last emperor of Southern Song Dynasty of China who died a boy. ... For broader historical context, see 1270s and 13th century. ... Overlook of Tung Chung from Ngong Ping Skyrail Location of Tung Chung in relation to the rest of Lantau Island Tung Chung is a growing township situated on the north-western coast of Lantau Island in Hong Kong, China. ...


Salt was illegally produced in Lantau island. This was discovered by the Chinese rulers during the 16th century, and the local warlord put many islanders to death as a result. (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ...


Like Cheung Chau, Lantau was once the base for pirates and smugglers, and was one of the bases of Cheung Po Tsai in the 19th century. A street on Cheung Chau Cheung Chau (Chinese: , Pinyin: Changzhou; lit. ... Pirates may refer to: A group of people committing any of these activities: Piracy at sea or on a river/lake. ... These lollipops, above, were found to contain heroin when inspected by the DEA. Smuggling is illegal transport, in particular across a border. ... Cheung Po Tsai (in Cantonese) or Chang Pao Tsai (in Wade-Giles) (張保仔 pinyin zhang1 bao3 zai3) was a 19th century Chinese pirate. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lantau Island, together with Tuen Mun were among the first European trading settlements in the Pearl River area, established by Portuguese traders in the 1510s. The Portuguese abandoned these settlements around 1517, following defeat against Chinese troops (see Fernao Pires de Andrade). Later, the island became an important trading post for the British, long before they showed an interest for Hong Kong Island. Tuen Mun (屯門) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... ---- Events and Trends Peter Henlein builds the first pocketwatch Battle of Orsha; Belarussians and Poles defeat the Russian army Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church Selim I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire conquers Palestine and Egypt, and declares himself Caliph Hernán... Year 1517 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Captain Fernão Pires de Andrade (also spelled as Fernão Perez de Andrade) was a Portuguese merchant and official under the explorer and Malacca governor Alfonso dAlbuquerque. ... The night view of the Island side as seen from the Kowloon side - the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Island (Traditional Chinese: 香港島; Simplified Chinese: 香港岛; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dou2; Mandarin Pinyin: XiānggÇŽngdÇŽo) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory...


Silver was mined at Mui Wo until the 19th century. General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Standard atomic weight 107. ...


Lantau was a major site of resistance against the Japanese during the second world war. The resistance movement made use of the island's wooded areas, and deep valleys in order to organize ambushes and move supplies. The resistance movement gained a reputation for toughness, and they persevered through the war until the defeat of the Japanese invaders in 1945. Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...


A major change affected the island in July 1998, with the start of operations of Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok. 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) (Chinese: 香港國際機場; Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 gwok3 zai3 gei1 coeng4; Mandarin Pinyin: ) is the principal airport in Hong Kong. ... Chek Lap Kok (Chinese: 赤鱲角; Jyutping: cek3 laap6 gok3; Cantonese IPA: ; Pinyin: Chìliè Jiǎo; Red Perch Cape) is an island in the western waters of Hong Kong. ...


In 2000, Lantau Island was also an important base for the Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe project and the Asia-Pacific Cable Network which bridges the internet with the rest of the world. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... FLAG is a 28,000 kilometer long undersea fiber optic cable that connects England, Japan, and many places in between. ... APCN or Asia-Pacific Cable Network is a submarine telecommunications cable system linking nine Asian countries. ...


Geographical characteristics

Lantau Island consists of mainly mountainous terrain. With an area of approx. 146 km², it is the largest island in Hong Kong, and is almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island. Lantau Peak (934 m) is the highest point of the island. It is the second highest in Hong Kong, after Tai Mo Shan, and is almost double the height of Victoria Peak. Lantau Island is often referred to as "the lungs of Hong Kong", because of its abundance of indigenous forest and relative scarcity of high-rise residential developments which characterise Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Other Hong Kong topics Culture - Economy Education - History - Politics Hong Kong Portal The Hong Kong SAR consists of a mainland area and 262 islands. ... Lantau Peak or Fung Wong Shan (Chinese: 鳳凰山, literally meaning Pheonix Mountain) is the second highest peak in Hong Kong. ... The following is a list of mountains, peaks and hills in Hong Kong: // Tallest peaks of Hong Kong Tai Mo Shan - 958 m Lantau Peak (Fung Wong Shan) - 934 m, on Lantau Island Sunset Peak (Tai Tung Shan) - 869 m, on Lantau Island Ma On Shan - 702 m Wong Leng... Tai Mo Shan Road, and Tai Mo Shan peak in distance Tai Mo Shan capped in the mist Tai Po, as seen from top of Tai Mo Shan. ... For other places with the same name, see Victoria Peak (disambiguation). ... In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon refers to the urban area made up of Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon, bordered by the Lei Yue Mun strait in the east, Mei Foo Sun Chuen and Stonecutters Island in the west, Tates Cairn and Lion Rock in the north, and...


Population

Lantau Island has a relatively low population density, with 45,000 people living there, compared to 1.4 million on Hong Kong Island. Settlements are scattered all over the island and each has its own distinctive characteristic. The completion of the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok in 1998 has irrevocably changed north-western Lantau; the once quiet village of Tung Chung is now a new town, home to over 25,000 people in a number of 30 to 50 storey high-rise housing estates and condominiums located right next to the airport. Over the next few years, the population of the North Lantau New Town, on reclaimed land stretching from Tung Chung to Tai Ho is expected to increase to a target population of over 200,000, across 7.6 km² of land. Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) (Chinese: 香港國際機場; Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 gwok3 zai3 gei1 coeng4; Mandarin Pinyin: ) is the principal airport in Hong Kong. ... Chek Lap Kok (Chinese: 赤鱲角; Jyutping: cek3 laap6 gok3; Cantonese IPA: ; Pinyin: Chìliè Jiǎo; Red Perch Cape) is an island in the western waters of Hong Kong. ... Overlook of Tung Chung from Ngong Ping Skyrail Location of Tung Chung in relation to the rest of Lantau Island Tung Chung is a growing township situated on the north-western coast of Lantau Island in Hong Kong, China. ... A new town, planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ...


Discovery Bay is a privately owned residential development located on the north-eastern coast of Lantau. It has a current population of around 14,300 residents from over 30 different countries - gaining it a reputation as an expatriate enclave. The first phase went on sale in 1982. Discovery Bay (DB) is a residential development in Hong Kong situated on the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island in the New Territories. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Tourist attractions

Wisdom Path near the Po Lin Monastery

On Ngong Ping Plateau, where the Tian Tan Buddha (or "Giant Buddha"), an 85-foot-high bronze Buddha statue, various monastery buildings and a vegetarian restaurant can be found. Walkers can ascend from Tung Chung to the monastery in two hours. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2736 × 3648 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2736 × 3648 pixel, file size: 3. ... Po Lin Monastery main temple (note map of full site in photo) Po Lin Monastery interior Po Lin Monastery (Traditional Chinese: , Literally Precious Lotus Zen Temple) is a Buddhist monastery, located on Ngong Ping Plateau, on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. ... The Big Buddha, on Lantau Island, Hong Kong Tian Tan Buddha from afar Buddhistic statues praising the Tian Tan Buddha Tian Tan Buddha (Traditional Chinese: ) is a large bronze statue of the Buddha, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. ... Assorted ancient Bronze castings found as part of a cache, probably intended for recycling. ... Media:Example. ... Monastery of St. ...


Tai O is a fishing town located in the northwest of Lantau Island and more than three centuries old. Tourists visit Tai O for its several hundred stilt houses, though many of those houses were damaged in a fire in July 2000. Tai O retains most of its historical setting such as waterways, stilt houses and fishing boats and it is famous for its fishing village scenery. Traditional Chinese food like salted fish and shrimp paste - locally produced - can be found there. Tai O (Traditional Chinese: ) is a fishing town, partly located on an island of the same name, on the western side of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. ... China has one of the richest culinary heritages on Earth. ... Shrimp Paste is often used as a condiment in many Southeast Asian dishes Shrimp paste or shrimp sauce, is a common ingredient used in Southeast Asian and Southern Chinese cuisine. ...


Tung Chung Fort was built in 1817 to thwart the opium trade and defend the coast from pirates. There are 6 old cannons and the enclosures are made of granite. During World War II, the Japanese army occupied the fort. In 1979, it was listed as one of the historical monuments and was refurbished in 1988. The ruins of the Tung Chung Battery, also a historical monument, are located nearby. Tung Chung Fort Tung Chung Fort is located near Tung Chung, on Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Close-up of granite from Yosemite National Park, valley of the Merced River Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... As of March 26, 2004, there are 79 declared monuments in Hong Kong. ... Tung Chung Battery (東涌小炮台) is a former battery located in Tung Chung, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. ...


The Trappist Haven Monastery at Tai Shui Hang, home to a number of Roman Catholic monks, sits on the east coast of Lantau Island, approximately halfway between the towns of Mui Wo and Discovery Bay. The Lantau Trappist congregation was established in Beijing in the 19th century. The Trappist Haven Monastery is a monastery at Tai Shui Hang, on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... New Melleray Abbey, near Peosta, Iowa. ... Beijing (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; Wade-Giles: Peiching or Pei-ching; IPA: ; literally Northern capital;  ), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...


Hong Kong Disneyland lies on the northeastern part of the island, approximately two kilometres from Discovery Bay and opened on 12 September 2005, on a massive land reclamation project in Penny's Bay. The US$1.8 billion project includes a Disney theme park, two hotels and retail, dining and entertainment facilities stretching over 1.26 km² (310 acres); as well as its own rail network linking from Sunny Bay MTR station in Yam O. The fountain featuring Mickey Mouse in the Park Promenade next to Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong Disneyland (Traditional Chinese: ) is the first theme park inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, which is owned and managed by the Hong Kong International Theme Parks, an incorporated company jointly owned by The Walt... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... Pennys Bay or Chok Ko Wan (竹篙灣) is a bay in north-eastern Lantau Island, and is the site of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, which consists of the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park, Disneyland Hotel and Disneys Hollywood Hotel, and the Inspiration Lake. ... Theme Park is a simulation computer game designed by Bullfrog Productions, released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. ... Platform 3 Sunny Bay (欣澳; Jyutping: jan1 ou3, pinyin: XÄ«nào) is an MTR station in Yam O (é™°æ¾³). It is between Tung Chung and Tsing Yi stations. ... Sunny Bay formerly known as Yam O (陰澳) is at the northern part of the Lantau Island, in the New Territories of Hong Kong. ...


Over 50% of Lantau consists of national parks, including a large number of well-marked trails. The best known of these is the 70 kilometre, 12 section Lantau Trail. The national parks feature campsites and youth hostels. Lantau's best-known and longest beach is Cheung Sha and its most famous hike is to Sunset Peak, the third highest elevation in Hong Kong. The Lantau Trail, opened on 1984, is a long-distance footpath on the Lantau Island in the New Territories of Hong Kong. ... Hong Kong has a long coastline which is full of twists and turns with many bays and beaches. ... Sunset Peak or Tai Tung Shan (大東山) is third highest peak in Hong Kong. ...


Miscellaneous

Chinese White Dolphins, often called pink dolphins can be seen off the coast of Lantau. A marine park north of the island was designated to protect them. Trinomial name Sousa chinensis chinensis (Osbeck, 1765) Chinese White Dolphin range (blue area) The Chinese White Dolphin (Sousa chinensis chinensis; Traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ), also called Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin, is a species of the Humpback dolphin and is one of eighty cetacean species. ...


Shek Pik Reservoir is the fourth largest freshwater reservoir in Hong Kong. Completed in 1963, it covers an area of 1.01 km² and has a capacity of 24.5 x 106 m³. Shek Pik Reservoir (石壁水塘) is a reservoir in Shek Pik of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. ... Reservoirs in Hong Kong: Plover Cove Reservoir High Island Reservoir Shing Mun Reservoir (also Jublilee Reservoir) Lower Shing Mun Reservoir Tai Tam Reservoirs Pok Fu Lam Reservoir This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ...


There are six prisons on Lantau Island: Chi Ma Wan Correctional Institution, Chi Sun Correctional Institution (formerly the Chi Ma Wan Drug Addiction Treatment Centre), Ma Mo Ping Prison, Tong Fuk centre west of Tong Fuk, Sha Tsui Detention Centre and the maximum security Shek Pik Prison, both located near Shek Pik reservoir. Plans were put forward by the government to build an enormous "Super Prison" on the sparsely populated nearby island of Hei Ling Chau, to be connected by a bridge to Mui Wo. However, this plan was indefinitely shelved after organized resistance by local residents. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Tong Fuk (塘福, formerly 塘㙏) is a village and an area on the Lantau Island in Hong Kong. ... Hei Ling Chau (喜靈洲) is an island of Hong Kong, located east of Lantau Island. ... Mui Wo (梅窩, lit. ...


Transport

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG/HKIA) is located on Chek Lap Kok island and started service in July 1998. It is located off the north coast of Lantau, near the new town of Tung Chung and is connected to urban areas by the Lantau Link, which is composed of the Kap Shui Mun Bridge, the Ma Wan Viaduct, and the Tsing Ma Bridge. Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) (Chinese: 香港國際機場; Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 gwok3 zai3 gei1 coeng4; Mandarin Pinyin: ) is the principal airport in Hong Kong. ... Chek Lap Kok (Chinese: 赤鱲角; Jyutping: cek3 laap6 gok3; Cantonese IPA: ; Pinyin: Chìliè Jiǎo; Red Perch Cape) is an island in the western waters of Hong Kong. ... Overlook of Tung Chung from Ngong Ping Skyrail Location of Tung Chung in relation to the rest of Lantau Island Tung Chung is a growing township situated on the north-western coast of Lantau Island in Hong Kong, China. ... The Lantau Link, formerly known as the Lantau Fixed Crossing, is a series of infrastructures linking Hong Kong International Airport to the urban areas. ... The Kap Shui Mun Bridge (KSMB)in Hong Kong is the worlds longest cable-stayed bridge carrying both road and railway traffic, with the upper deck for motor vehicles, and the lower deck for both vehicles and the MTR. It has a main span of 430 metres and an... Ma Wan Viaduct is a viaduct built over Ma Wan, an island in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Tsing Ma Bridge (青馬大橋) by night Tsing Ma Bridge (Chinese: 青馬大橋; Cantonese: cing1 maa5 daai6 kiu4; Mandarin: QÄ«ngmÇŽ dàqiáo) (named after two islands of Tsing Yi (青衣島) and Ma Wan (馬灣) in Cantonese), of Hong Kong is the worlds sixth largest suspension bridge (22° 21N, 114° 04 E). ...


The airport also has a metro connection to the rest of Hong Kong via the MTR's airport line - the Airport Express - together with several bus routes. Using the Airport Express, the journey time between Central, Hong Kong's business district, and Chep Lap Kok airport is 23 minutes. In addition, one can reach Tung Chung by train on the Tung Chung line of the MTR and there is also a branch line to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Trains are frequent. A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway — usually in an urban area — with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... This article is about the metro system in Hong Kong. ... This is the complete route map of the Airport Express. ... For other uses, see Bus (disambiguation). ... The night view of the Central as viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui on the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Central (Chinese: 中環; Jyutping: zung1 waan4; Cantonese IPA: ; Pinyin: Zhōnghuán) is an area located in Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... The Tung Chung Terminus The Tung Chung Line (東涌線) is one of the six lines of the MTR system in Hong Kong. ... This article is about the metro system in Hong Kong. ... Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Hong Kong Disneyland The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (Traditional Chinese: ) was built by the Government of Hong Kong and The Walt Disney Company and officially opened on September 12, 2005. ...

MTR route map in the Lantau Island area
MTR route map in the Lantau Island area

Tourists can get to Lantau using ferry services provided by New World First Ferry; a ferry service is available between Mui Wo and Central, transportation time is about 30 or 50 minutes, depending on the vessel. A 24-hour ferry service operated by HKR International Limited connects Pier 3 in Central to Discovery Bay; transportation time is 25 minutes. Image File history File links Lantau_MTR_Map. ... Image File history File links Lantau_MTR_Map. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... New World First Ferry (新世界第一渡輪, First Ferry) is a ferry company in Hong Kong. ... HKR International Limited (the Group) is a pioneer in green township management, with a mission to fulfill the dreams of those who desire an innovative and quality living environment. Incorporated in the Cayman Islands, the Group has been listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited Hong Kong Stock... Discovery Bay (DB) is a residential development in Hong Kong situated on the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island in the New Territories. ...


There are also several smaller inter-island ferry services linking neighbouring islands and the mainland. These ferries, known locally as kai-tos (pronounced Guy-doe) provide scheduled services. These include Nim Shue Wan (TC:稔樹灣) (adjacent to Discovery Bay, and Peng Chau Island with a stopover at the Trappist Haven Monastery on Lantau, Nim Shue Wan and Mui Wo on Lantau. Other Kai-To and ferry services link Peng Chau, Mui Wo Lantau, Chi Ma Wan Lantau, and Cheung Chau Island, and another links Tuen Mun, Tung Chung, Sha Lo Wan, and Tai O. A kai-to carrying passengers to the outlying islands off the Sai Kung Peninsula in Hong Kong Passengers boarding a larger kai-to to Peng Chau at the Discovery Bay Kai-to pier in Nim Shue Wan. ... Nim Shue Wan (TC:稔樹灣) is the south facing bay on the south side of Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. ... Discovery Bay (DB) is a residential development in Hong Kong situated on the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island in the New Territories. ... Peng Chau (坪洲 in pinyin: Píngzhōu; in Jyutping: ping4 zau1; literal meaning: Flat Islet) is a small island located off the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island. ... The Trappist Haven Monastery is a monastery at Tai Shui Hang, on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. ... Nim Shue Wan (TC:稔樹灣) is the south facing bay on the south side of Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. ... Mui Wo (梅窩, lit. ... Peng Chau (坪洲 in pinyin: Píngzhōu; in Jyutping: ping4 zau1; literal meaning: Flat Islet) is a small island located off the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island. ... Mui Wo (梅窩, lit. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A street on Cheung Chau Cheung Chau (Chinese: , Pinyin: Changzhou; lit. ... Tuen Mun (屯門) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Overlook of Tung Chung from Ngong Ping Skyrail Location of Tung Chung in relation to the rest of Lantau Island Tung Chung is a growing township situated on the north-western coast of Lantau Island in Hong Kong, China. ... Sha Lo Wan (沙螺灣) is a bay in the northwest Lantau Island, Hong Kong. ... Tai O (Traditional Chinese: ) is a fishing town, partly located on an island of the same name, on the western side of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. ...


One can also travel by walla walla, a traditional water taxi, typically from nearby Cheung Chau Island. Walla Walla can refer to: Walla Walla a Native American tribe after which the county and town of Walla Walla are named Walla Walla, Washington a town in the county of Walla Walla Walla Walla County, Washington a county in Washington State, U.S.A. This is a disambiguation page... Taxicab, short forms taxi or cab, is a type of public transport for a single passenger, or small group of passengers, typically for a non-shared ride. ... A street on Cheung Chau Cheung Chau (Chinese: , Pinyin: Changzhou; lit. ...


Residents and tourists can travel within Lantau Island either by taxi or bus. The New Lantao Bus provides major bus services within the island, where you can get to Tai O and Po Lin Monastery from Mui Wo pier. New Lantao Bus Co. ...


In Hong Kong, there are three types of taxis. Red taxis serve the urban areas, green taxis serve the New Territories while taxis on Lantau Island are blue in colour. All three taxi services can ply for passengers at the Airport and Tung Chung, but only the blue taxis can take passengers to other locations on Lantau Island. There are 50 blue taxis serving the Lantau Island area. A major road, Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po, a town in the New Territories. ...


The Ngong Ping Skyrail, a gondola lift, is located on Lantau and is operated by the MTR. Opened in mid-September 2006, this provides a visually stunning 5.7 km 20 minute gondola cableway journey between Tung Chung and Ngong Ping. The logo of Ngong Ping 360 Ngong Ping 360 is a tourism project in Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China, consists of the Ngong Ping Skyrail cable car system and Ngong Ping Village. ... Tochal gondola lift carry tourists and skiers to Tochal mountain,Tehran, Iran. ... This article is about the metro system in Hong Kong. ... Overlook of Tung Chung from Ngong Ping Skyrail Location of Tung Chung in relation to the rest of Lantau Island Tung Chung is a growing township situated on the north-western coast of Lantau Island in Hong Kong, China. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


See also

Other Hong Kong topics Culture - Economy Education - History - Politics Hong Kong Portal The Geography of Hong Kong primarily consists of three main territories: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and the New Territories. ... The territory of Hong Kong consists of a mainland area and 236 islands. ... Hong Kong has a long coastline which is full of twists and turns with many bays and beaches. ... Although Hong Kong is regarded as one of the worlds great cities, out of the total 1,092 km² of land, about three-quarters is countryside. ... The territory of Hong Kong has a highly developed and sophisticated transportation network, encompassing both public and private transport. ... Several tourists looking at the night view of the Victoria Harbour at Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. ... The following is a list of buildings, sites and areas in Hong Kong: List of the 18 districts of Hong Kong, with a partial list of their sub-areas and streets Hong Kong Island Central and Western Central Admiralty Kennedy Town Mid-levels Sai Ying Pun Shek Tong Tsui Sheung... Route 8 (八號幹線) of Hong Kong is a 2. ... Lantau Island, the largest of the outlying islands in Hong Kong, is home to a two major country parks - Lantau North Country Park and Lantau South Country Park. ...

External links

  • Lantau Island travel guide from Wikitravel
  • Lantau Country Park
  • First Ferry schedule
  • New Lantao Bus
  • Lantau - island of secrets and surprises Illustrated article.


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Major islands in Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong
Major islands (by size): Lantau | Hong Kong Island | Lamma | Chek Lap Kok | Tsing Yi | Kau Sai Chau | Po Toi (Po Toi, Waglan) | Cheung Chau | Tung Lung Chau | Kat O | Wong Wan Chau | Hei Ling Chau | Tap Mun Chau | Ap Lei Chau | Soko Islands (Tai A Chau, Siu A Chau) | Ping Chau | Peng Chau | Ma Wan | Ninepin Group | The Brothers | Green Island | Kowloon Rock
Former islands: Kellett Island | Stonecutters Island | Hoi Sham Island | Channel Rock | Tsing Chau | Mong Chau | Chau Tsai | Nga Ying Chau | Lam Chau | Rumsey Rock 

Coordinates: 22°16′14″N, 113°57′10″E Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... The night view of the Island side as seen from the Kowloon side - the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Island (Traditional Chinese: 香港島; Simplified Chinese: 香港岛; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dou2; Mandarin Pinyin: XiānggÇŽngdÇŽo) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory... Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island Lamma Island Power Station and Hung Shing Yeh beach Lamma Island (Chinese: 南丫島), also known as Pok Liu Chau (博寮洲) or simply Pok Liu (博寮), is the third largest island in Hong Kong and part of the Islands District, Hong Kong. ... Chek Lap Kok (Chinese: 赤鱲角; Jyutping: cek3 laap6 gok3; Cantonese IPA: ; Pinyin: Chìliè Jiǎo; Red Perch Cape) is an island in the western waters of Hong Kong. ... Tsing Yi (Chinese: ), or Tsing Yi Island (Traditional Chinese: ) is an island of Hong Kong, to the northwest of Hong Kong Island. ... Kau Sai Chau (滘西洲) is an island located off the coast of Sai Kung, Hong Kong. ... The Poi To islands (蒲苔群島) are a small group of sparsely inhabited islands (a population of around 200) located south-east of Hong Kong Island, off Stanley, Hong Kong. ... Po Toi (蒲苔島) is the main island of the Po Toi Islands in Hong Kong. ... Waglan Island (Chinese: 橫瀾島) is a member of the Po Toi group of islands in Hong Kong. ... A street on Cheung Chau Cheung Chau (Chinese: , Pinyin: Changzhou; lit. ... Tung Lung Chau (東龍洲, lit. ... Kat O Chau or Crooked Island (吉澳洲) is an island of Hong Kong located in the north-east of the territory. ... Wong Wan Chau (往灣洲) or Double Island is an island located in the north-eastern part of Hong Kong. ... Hei Ling Chau (喜靈洲) is an island of Hong Kong, located east of Lantau Island. ... Tap Mun Chau or Grass Island (塔門) is an island of Hong Kong, located in the northeastern part of the territory, north of the Sai Kung peninsula. ... Ap Lei Chau (鴨脷洲), or Aberdeen Island, is an island of Hong Kong, located south-west of Hong Kong Island, next to Aberdeen Harbour and Aberdeen Channel, with an area of 1. ... Soko Islands (索罟群島) is a group of islands in Hong Kong. ... Tai A Chau (大鴉洲) is an island of Hong Kong, part of the Soko Islands group, located south of Lantau Island. ... Siu A Chau (小鴉洲) is an island of Hong Kong, part of the Soko Islands group, located south of Lantau Island. ... Ping Chau Ping Chau Ping Chau Ping Chau (Chinese: ; pinyin: Píng Zhōu) is an island in Hong Kong, China. ... Peng Chau (坪洲 in pinyin: Píngzhōu; in Jyutping: ping4 zau1; literal meaning: Flat Islet) is a small island located off the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island. ... Ma Wan (Traditional Chinese: ) is an island of Hong Kong, located between Lantau Island and Tsing Yi Island. ... The Ninepin Group is a group of islands in the easternmost waters of Hong Kong. ... The Brothers or Mo To Chau (磨刀洲, or 大小磨刀洲) consist of two islands in Hong Kong, the East Brother (小磨刀洲) and the West Brother (大磨刀洲). The group of islands lie in the north of Lantau Island, midway between Chek Lap Kok (where Hong Kong International Airport is located), and Tuen Mun. ... Green Island and Little Green Island Green Island and Little Green Island Green Island (Traditional Chinese: ) is an island off the northwest coast of Kennedy Town on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong, separated by the Sulphur Channel. ... Kowloon Rock (九龍石) is an island in the middle of Kowloon Bay in Hong Kong. ... Kellett Island (奇力島, also 燈籠洲 in Chinese) is a former island off East Point in Hong Kong. ... Stonecutters Island or Ngong Shuen Chau (Chinese: 昂船洲) is a former island in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong. ... Hoi Sham Island (海心島), also called To Kwa Wan Island (土瓜灣島), is a former island in Kowloon Bay off the coast at To Kwa Wan, Kowloon City district, Hong Kong. ... Channel Rock (海峽石) was a big rock in the midst of Kowloon Bay in the east Victoria Harbour of Hong Kong, opposite to Kwun Tong Ferry Pier. ... Tsing Chau (青洲) was an island in the Kwai Chung area of Hong Kong, sitting on the mouth of Gin Drinkers Bay, by the side of Rambler Channel, opposite to Tsing Yi Island. ... Mong Chau (芒洲) was an island off South Kwai Chung, in Rambler Channel, Hong Kong. ... Chau Tsai (洲仔) was a small island off the southern shore of Tsing Yi Island of Hong Kong. ... Nga Ying Chau (牙鷹洲), or Cap Island, was a island off the northeast shore of Tsing Yi Island of Hong Kong, separated by a small harbour, Mun Tsai Tong (門仔塘), and Tsuen Wan is at its northeast, just across the Rambler Channel. ... Lam Chau (欖洲) was one of the two original islands that made up the site of the current Hong Kong International Airport. ... Rumsey Rock was a rock in Hung Hom Bay, Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Lantau Island is the largest outlying island in Hong Kong, China.
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Lantau Island is the largest island in Hong Kong and is recognised as being an area of exceptional ecological value.
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Lantau Island is treasured in Hong Kong for its environmental and recreational significance.
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