Woke up at 6am to prepare stuff for lunch because the meeting time was 9am and my place is quite far from the meeting place. Arrived 30mins late so decided not to climb the top, also the weather was extremely hot and humid, but still we survived and enjoyed the day.
Been here for a couple of times already with different people and occasions, but still amazed how they managed to build this high and heavy statue.
The actual plan was to go to big Buddha , that’s it, since we finished our tour early and had lunch early, we decided to go to Tai O fishing village, which was a good choice.
The statue 34 meters (112ft) tall, weighs over 250 metric tons and need to climb the stairs 268 steps to reach the Buddha.
Po Lin Monastery
TAI O FISHING VILLAGE
Tai O is a fishing town which located in in western side of Lantau Island Hong Kong. Unlike, Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong Tai O fishing village has traditional stilt houses and one of the places in Hong Kong that still the Chinese and traditional/old style of Hong Kong.
They sell frozen mango, pineapple, durian and watermelon to cool down your body temperature because of the hot weather. Different kinds of cold drinks are also in every store.
Tai O market has different kinds of dried foods, souvenirs, snacks, fruits and vegetables. Its a small market but you can buy what you want.
Boat ride – Didn’t got the chance to experience the boat ride because it was crowded when we went because of Dragon Boat Festival. ($30.00 hkd for 20mis.)
HOW TO GET TO BIG BUDDHA:
CABLE CAR – Take Ngong Ping Cable Car at the cable car station outside Tung Chung MTR Station (Exit B) . 25 minutes traveling time. and 10 to 15 mins walk going to Big Buddha.
BIG BUS – Take Lantau Bus no. 23 (beside cable car station) to Ngong Ping Bus Terminal. Traveling time is 45 to 50 mins. Fare is $17.00 hkd 0r $27.00 hkd during public holidays.
Opening Hours : 10:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Sunday including public holidays
HOW TO GET TO TAI O FISHING VILLAGE:
If you’re already in Big Buddha and decided to go to Tai O Fishing village, Take the bus No. 21 , it takes 15 to 20mins.
From Tung Chung MTR station – Take the Bus No. 11 to Tai O