Locals love to come here – they take the Ngong Ping cable car from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping Village – it’s a 25-minute ride that provides some impressive views of the Lantau highland
They normally spend a brief moment wandering through the ‘artificial’ village before arriving at Po Lin Monastery Complex. Here, there is a full vista of one of Hong Kong’s most impressive attractions.
The Tian Tan Buddha is the largest seated Buddha statue in the world – its scale is unprecedented, and you only realise how huge it is when you get up close after hiking the 286 steps to the feet of the bronze god. When you’re at the top, you will also be rewarded with superb views of Lantau Island’s lush greenery and the shimmering South China Sea.
Tip: Its proximity to Hong Kong International Airport means you can fit this experience in during a short layover.