Distance: 4.5 kilometres
Duration: 2.15 hours
This is a really great trail especially if you want to combine it with some sightseeing, as it either starts or ends at the famous Big Buddha (Ngong Ping) and Po Lin Monastery (which I have yet to properly explore!)
The great thing about this hike is that although challenging, it’s over before you know it because it’s so short. In my opinion it’s more difficult to start from Ngong Ping/Big Buddha because of the steep ascent (stair after endless stair). What we did, starting from Pak Kung Au, was a more gradual and enjoyable, scenic incline.
- Ferry from Central to Mui Wo, then bus 3 or 3M to Pak Kung Au
- From Tung Chung MTR take bus 3, 3M, 11, or 23 to Pak Kung Au
Where to eat:
Afterwards, grab a bite at Bahce the Turkish restaurant that I LOVE right by the Mui Wo Pier. I would normally recommend The Stoep at Cheung Sha Beach but the last time I tried it it was so bad! Quality had declined horribly and since it relocated the new place is so meh… If you have time to go to the beach, though, by all means bus it to Upper Cheung Sha Beach and try the other restaurants there.
At Bahce, get the Fish Shish Kebab and Falafel. Delicious everytime! 🙂
Bahce Turkish Restaurant 花園土耳其餐廳
Shop 19, G/F, Mui Wo Centre, 3 Ngan Wan Road, Lantau Island
大嶼山銀運路3號梅窩中心地下19號舖 2984 0222
You can alternatively take the bus to the Tung Chung MTR Station to head home.
Let me know if you found this useful – enjoy!