Island Life: Hong Kong’s Outlying Islands

Lantau Island Green

Hong Kong’s laid-back outlying islands seem a world away from the city’s trademark hectic pace.

The islands offer scenic views and a variety of activities, whether you feel like a peaceful stroll on a sandy beach or discovering ancient Chinese customs.

Lantau Island

Lantau Island

There’s something for everyone on Lantau Island!

Buddhist architecture, long sandy beaches and an unforgettable cable car ride over the sea – Hong Kong’s biggest island offers adventures of every kind.

Go up the Ngong Ping 360 cable cars to see the magnificent Big Buddha, or take a crack-of-dawn hike up Lantau Peak, Hong Kong’s best sunrise vantage point. Discover Hong Kong traditions at the fishing village of Tai O, or go on a dolphin watching tour to see Hong Kong’s adorable pink dolphins!

Lamma Island

Lamma Tin Hau Temple

A temple to Tin Hau, Goddess of the Sea, Lamma Island

From a traditional Chinese fishing village to a laid-back multicultural community, Lamma’s blend of Western and Chinese island life creates an atmosphere that has proved irresistible for Hong Kong’s busy residents. Many come here as day-trippers; some stay for good.
Find out more about Lamma’s gorgeous beaches, temples and villages

Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

The annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival is an explosion of colour and island tradition.

Small it may be, but the island of Cheung Chau packs a powerful punch when it comes to good times. Aside from its annual explosion of Bun Festival fun, Cheung Chau’s temples, seafood restaurants, beaches – and even a pirate’s hideout – bring pleasure all year round.

Discover more of Hong Kong’s Outlying Islands

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