Time Required : 5-6 hours
Lantau Peak, also known as Fung Wong Shan is the highest point on Lantau Island. Also known as The Peak of Hong Kong, it is a pair of two peaks which are known as Fung Shan (male) and Wong Shan (female) which is why it is also known as Fung Wong Shan. Popularly known as a sunrise and hiking point, Lantau Peak gets its name through a Chinese word which means “Phoenix Mountain.
The hiking spots at this Peak can be reached through the Lantau Trail. The views from the Lantau Peak along with the lush countryside and blue skies are known to attract tourists from across the globe. Also, because of the height of the peak, it experiences strong winds and fog throughout the year.
The hike to Lantau Peak is approximately 4 kilometres which take about two and a half hours to be completed.
The trail usually starts at Tung Chung road and goes up a hill which is almost parallel to this road. It is not a very difficult trail as one can cover the major portion of the route in a short time. After leaving from Tung Chung, get off the bus at Pak Kung Au which is like a saddle between the Lantau Peak and Sunset Peak. After getting off the bus, start walking up to the top. This will take another 10-15 minutes
The peak is 934 meters above the sea and offers a scenic view of the Lantau Island and the South China Sea. The first glimpse through the peak will be of Tian Tan Buddha statue and then the rural beauty of Hong Kong. One might also get to hear traditional Chinese music in the neighbourhoods. The trail down the path has flat sections so it is not as difficult as going up. The descent is steeper and mostly has stairs. However, it will not take as long as the ascent. Amidst the misty atmosphere, one will cross some monasteries on the way and continue walking towards the Tung Chung road to get back.
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