Hong Kong - Outlying Islands (PDF Chapter)
This is the Outlying Islands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Hong Kong guidebook.
Want to escape the city? This chapter includes the very best outlying islands, each offering unique insights into Hong Kong. Must-sees include laid-back Lamma and the unmissable Big Buddha on Lantau.
- Lamma is the quickest island escape from downtown Hong Kong, laid-back Lamma exudes a bohemian charm and is home to many a commuter who prefers more space and greenery.
- Lantau is the largest of the islands and boasts bountiful sights and recreational possibilities: country parks, hiking trails, fishing villages, beaches, monasteries and the unmissable Big Buddha.
- Cheung Chau is a bustling isle with seafood, seafaring culture, great windsurfing beaches and temples dedicated to water deities. The annual Bun Festival is a highlight.
Coverage includes: Lamma, Lantau and Cheung Chau.
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