Husband and I are coming to HK in Nov for 8 days, this is the first time we'll have had more than the usual rushed 2 days before heading to chill on a beach in Thailand. Would like to take him to Lantao Island. Way back, some 20-25 years ago, I used to live in HK and if friends came to stay we would take them to see Lantao for the day. In those days, it was a long journey....bus from Mong Kok to TST, Star Ferry, walk to main ferry terminal, get ferry to Lantoa, then bus up to monastery. Another bus to Tai O to see the fishing village, then back to ferry terminal by bus, then ferry home etc. More time spent travelling than sight seeing!
Last time I was on Lantao, the buddha was being built. Now I read about the cable car up there and the MTR so what I'm wondering is, what is the best way to do this? is Tai O still worth a trip? I recall the little floating boat that got pulled along by a rope to get you to the other side but heard this is now a bridge? Do they still have fish hanging up to dry on the streets? Is there a walking trail we could do for a couple of hours to take in the views and get away from the crowds? Is the cable car really worth a trip or are the views that good and should we do it one way, then do the old method (bus and ferry) back to take it all in at a leisurely pace?