Sunday, October 13, 2013

Lantau Section 4-5-6

(12.75 kilometers)
4 hours

Difficulty: 6.5/10. For distance and elevation gain.

Appreciation: 9/10 if you have never been to Ngong Ping and Tai-O. 5/10 otherwise as a large portion of the trail is on the road.

Transportation: Take bus route 2 at Mui Wo Bus Terminal; or take bus route 23 in Tung Chung. Return from Tai-O's bus terminal. Take bus route 1 to Mui Wo Ferry Pier; or take bus route 11 to Tung Chung. On weekends, the bus lines get quite long.

Why it's worth it:



You'll arrive at the main Ngong Ping gate. Just go through...

If you've never seen the big Buddha, why not take a moment to climd, enjoy the view, then go back down to the temple for some tea.

Follow the indications to the wisdom path.

You will arrive here. Right at the end of Lantau Section 3...

... with the wisdom path which you may take a bit of time to visit if you have never done so.

Section 4 is actually behind the railing and the sign, when you are ready.

Section 4 is quite trivial. But it does give a good overview of the whole Ngnon Ping site.

Back to Ngong Ping.

Go through the village and to the bus stop, then on Ngonn Ping Road, heading right.

Ngong Ping Road. Not the most interesting part of the trek.

You''ll arrive at the start of Section 5. Going towards Man Cheung Po.

Long after, you will go past the abandon pavilion. Quite nice.

Ending up in Tai-O. If you've never visited Tai-O and it is not too late at night, have a look. Quite a special place.

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Please, don't litter!

Hiking is about communion with nature. So please pickup after yourself. There's no excuse to leave plastic bags, water bottles or any rubbish on or around the trails; if you managed to bring it, you can manage to bring it back!