Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
After a stunning cable car ride (approx 6.5 Km) across Hong Kong harbour and two mountain peaks you arrive at Po Lin monastery and the sight of the second largest outdoor Buddha in the world, standing 34 mtr high and weighing 250 tonnes, surrounded at the base by the Buddist Temple at the mountain top . Please remember this is a religeous shrine and it begs respect and reverence for the numerous pilgrims at this holy shrine. Peace and serenity abound .Reviewed by: Anonymous, May 2013
Was very well organized. Two excellent day outings!!!Reviewed by: Hendrik H, South Africa, May 2013
This tour which is run by a local tour company, Lantau Tours, was really excellent. Ryan, our guide, is a Lantau native and has a real passion for his island. The narrative was both informative and, at times hilarious, Ryan really is entertaining and knowledgable. The tour starts with a relaxing ferry trip to one end of Lantau then a bus drive to a beachside pit stop then on to one of the few remaining traditional fishing villages. This stop included a short boat ride through the village, this was particularly poingnant as we passed some of the stilt houses that had burnt down only a couple of nights before. Back on the bus and a very scenic drive over the island to the Giant Buddha. Instead of walking up to the Buddha the bus dropped the group off at the top allowing for a more leisurely walk down to the Ning Ping Monastery for lunch (Ryan even organised for the bus to wait at the top car park to drive one passenger with a baby and another two with mobility problems back down after touring the Buddha, since he considered the walk down too difficult). The vegetarian lunch was delicious and very filling. The final highlight of the tour was the cable car ride down from the Giant Buddha site to North Lantau. This was fantastic, the ride is about 5 kms long up and down over peaks and valleys with a fantastic view of the new Hong Kong airport at the end. This is a great tour, Ryan is a wonderful guide and made the trip a highlight of my Hong Kong holiday.Reviewed by: Christine G, May 2013
The tour was very enjoyable. We had sufficient time at each stop to enjoy and take in all the attractions.
The only negative was that we were picked up at 8, as expected, however we we transferred between buses and had to wait for people not on time which meant we did not had off to the tour until after 9.
Would highly recommend.Reviewed by: Kaneloc, April 2013
This tour is a good way to get out of the crowded city of Hong Kong. You visit a lovely beach area, then see the very impressive giant Buddha. The return is by gondola, which sweeps from a newly renovated touristic village over virgin countryside back to the city. At the terminus of the gondola is a new public swimming facility; had I been prepared, I would have left the tour at the end for a jump in a pool!Reviewed by: LarryG, April 2013