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Lantau Peak, Hong Kong Overview

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.

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Lantau Peak Hike

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Sunrise at Lantau Peak (Source)

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.

How to Reach Lantau Peak Hiking Point

There are two ways of reaching Lantau Peak:

Ngong Ping Cable Car 360: Take the Ngong Ping Cable car from MTR Tung Chung Station, Exit B. The cable car ride will take about 25 minutes to the Ngong Ping Terminal from where one can follow the signs and walk up to the Lantau Trail. This will take another 25 minutes.

Bus: Instead of taking the cable car ride, take Bus 23 from MTR Tung Chung Station, Exit B. This journey will take 50 minutes after which follow signboards to walk up to the Lantau trail.


  • Make sure to rest at regular intervals to enjoy the beauty of the view while hiking.
  • Carry enough water as the trek is virtually exposed and hot all throughout the year.
  • Mosquito spray, SPF, and a hat are also other necessities to be carried in the trek.
  • It is also advisable to wear comfortable footwear which has a good grip while trekking.

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