Average hiking time: 5.5 hours | Distance: About 14 km | Difficulty: Moderate
Ngong Ping is a beautiful plateau on Lantau Island with Lantau Peak—Hong Kong’s second highest—at its southeast. Go on a hike here for the scenic serenity of Lantau Island as well as for the spiritual atmosphere, a result of the area’s Buddhist landmarks, such as Po Lin Monastery, the Tian Tan Buddha and Wisdom Path.
There are quite a few restaurants and shops in Ngong Ping. You can enjoy a meal at Po Lin Monastery’s popular vegetarian restaurant. Check their opening hours at http://www.plm.org.hk/eng/food.php.