Iraupena  4 ordu 39 minutu

Koordenatuak 146

Noiz igoa 29 de mayo de 2016

Noiz egina abril 2016

935 m
29 m
10,27 km

Ikusita 955 aldiz, jaitsita 37 aldiz

Nondik gertu: Cheung Sha (Hong Kong)

I´ve hiked the Lantau trail during thirteen-hour stopover at Hongkong International Airport. You have to take a taxi from the airport (blue one) to reach the starting point at Pak Kung Au as the public transport is really sparse within the interior of the island (there might be some buses riding from Tung Chung though). The trail offers stunning views provided you got lucky with the weather. Well, I apparently didn´t.

This trail climbs to Lantau Peak then drops sharply to Po Lin Monastery passing Tian Tan Buddha and finally descends to the city of Tung Chung running across the northwest face of the mountain which is covered with lush indigenous forest and strewn with monasteries and folk shrines.

There´re some elevation discrepancies between OSM, OCM and the real figures (most notably the summit that reads like being at the 870m mark while it actually reaches up to 934m).
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Shelter and some info

Well, not exactly a shelter rather a gazebo (but after all it´s a covered area nonetheless).

A ridge

A couple of photos before the fog has drop.
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Another gazebo


Lantau Peak

Lantau Peak (Fung Wong Shan, literally "Phoenix Mountain") is the second highest peak in Hong Kong and the highest point on Lantau Island, with a height of 934 metres above sea level. No views at all by the time I reached the summit. Just a thick fog all over the place.

Tsa Cham Au

Another elevation discrepancies between the map and the sign.
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Po Lin Monastery

Po Lin Monastery is a Buddhist monastery, located on Ngong Ping Plateau.
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Tian Tan Buddha statue

The statue is 34 metres tall and visitors have to climb 268 steps to reach the Buddha.


Some ruins adjacent to the monastery compound.

Ngong Ping camping site

There´s a camping spot nestled just beneath the Lantau Peak massif. There´s aslo another trail that diverts from the main one in order to climb the mountain of Nei Lak Shan.
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Po Lam Shi

I accidentally went astray and stumbled upon this monastery hidden in the forest.
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A shrine

There many shrines along the trail leading to the valley.
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Another shrine

I entered this one to take cover from torrential rain and I have to say, that it was kind of disturbing place. Nevertheless the views of the mountainside must be really amazing on a clear day.
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Lo Hon Mon village

I was taking a cover there (it looked like a disused garage), waiting for the rain to fade away. It didn´t.

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