Just come back from Hong Kong and did many tours, one being Lantau island for aprox 6 hours. We were picked up from the Hotel on hong kong island and taken by bus to Koowloon by Gray Line with a tour guide that spoke very good english, transfered to a larger bus and then there were about 20 on the tour. We were driven from Kowloon city centre area past the cargo shipping terminal with the guide pointing out all the points of interest and statistics of the area, he was well informed and past his knowledge on to us, narrating all the time with interesting infmormation of the country side we were travelling through, we crossed over to the island on a bridge.We were taken to the Nkong Ping cable car terminal and one has the option of travelling in a standard cabin or for $100 HK dollars extra ( aprox $12AU extra you can travel in a crystal cabin which has a clear glass floor) which we did the extra being well worth it. You travel for 5.7km and offers visitors a spectacular 360degree panoramic views, including in the scenery, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau National Park and the Giant Budda, we were on the cable car for aprox just over half an hour. From the terminal the other end we then went to Po Lin Monastery "Budist Kingdom of the South"this site is a pilgrimage visited by Buddist from all over the world.From there we were driven up the hill in the bus,"one can take the 100 odd steps up to the Budda " but we opted for the bus we were travelling on, here it parks in the car park and one only has to negotiate aprox 15 steps. There are 3 floors beneath the Budda The Hall of Universe, The Hall of Benevolent Merit and the Hall of remembrance.inside is a relic of Saykyamuni,consiting of some of his alledged cremated remains. Then from there we went on to Tai O fishing village, also known as the venice of the east,seeing the village's stilt houses on the water front,showing the striking contrast with the modern city, while at this village we walked through the dried fish market, which had very strong smells as one can imagine, but very interesting.During the whole tour there plenty of bathroom facilities and option to buy drinks and food.. From there we were taken back to our Hotel which took aprox an hour due to peak traffic in Hong Kong, a great day enjoyed
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