Hong Kong 2012 Part 4 – Lantau Beaches

While I was enjoying the sights of the flowers and the birds and spending time in sartorial haven, the little boy made a trip to Lantau island with grand-dad. K claims that the Lantau Island trip is his favorite-est part of our 6 days Hong Kong visit, even better than Disneyland. Disneyland is only at No.3 of the best places that he has visited in Hong Kong.

Part of the attraction of Lantau Island beaches are the Water Buffaloes in Pui O Beach. These Water Buffalo were once a part of village life on Lantau, owned by farmers to plough the coastal plains for wet-land rice cultivation.

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These Water Buffalo droppings were considered the most important fertilizer for gardens then. However as many of the Lantau Island farmers ceased farming and moved to mainland Hong Kong, these buffaloes were left to fend for themselves on the fields.

The other feature of Lantau Island are the pristine beaches with clear waters…

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…and the mussels that can be found in abundance during low tide.

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Lantau1 11Mussels and shells picked up at Pui O beach

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You can get to Lantau island by MTR, just take to the end of Tung Chung line and then grab a taxi to Southern Lantau.

Coming up in the Part 5 of Hong Kong 2012, a glimpse into a place where locals get their fresh produce.

Here are the other parts of this series of posts :

Part 1 – Hong Kong Disneyland Fun and Food

Part 2 – Flowers and Birds

Part 3 – Sartorial Hong Kong


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  1. Lovely Lantau beaches. I have yet to go there with the kids. The ones that we use to go were on HK island as my aunt used to stay at the beach side there. We also went to Shek-O beach once..the beach there is also spectacular.
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  2. Wow sounds cool! In all my years to Hong Kong we’ve never been there! Will definitely consider it for my next trip :)