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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Monument / Landmark
“Take the scenic cable car ride to the world's largest Outdoor Bronze Buddha statue. Awesome. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Establishment
“No need to explain why this is an attraction. Take the train from HK Station.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bus Station
“5 minutes bus to Tung Chung Mtr station and 15 minutes train to HK Disneyland Resort station.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“When you ride a Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car going to Big Buddha you will see the sight seeings of Lantau area.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Also known as the "Venice of Hong Kong", Tai O is a hot tourist spot for both foreigners and residents of other parts of Hong Kong, despite damage by a fire in July 2000. The pang uks, a kind of stilt house, built right over the waterway are still quite scenic. A rope bridge tended by local women used to be quite popular with visitors, but it has been replaced with a steel pedestrian bridge in October 1996. The traditional salted fish and shrimp paste and storefronts at Tai O. For a small fee, some residents will take tourists out on their boats along the river and for short jaunts into the sea. Many tourists come to Tai O specifically to take these trips to see Chinese white dolphins. It is also a good place to see the sunset. Old Tai O Police Station, a Grade II historic building, has been turned into a boutique hotel called Tai O Heritage Hotel by Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation. The hotel has nine rooms and a restaurant. The hotel has been open and operational since 2012.[6] Tai O Rural Committee Historic and Cultural Showroom, located within the centuries-old fishing village of Tai O, exhibits relics of the local community's past, including fishing tools and dismantled old structures. The showroom was founded by the Tai O Rural Committee and all the items in its collection were donated by local residents. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Love shopping? Now there's an exciting shopping experience in Hong Kong! Start with over 80 international brand names all at year-round discount of 30% to 70%”
  • 13 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Whatever your persuasion, Hong Kong’s largest outlying island brings solace to the soul, senses and shopping bags. Most tourists planning a trip to Lantau are headed to see the massive 112-foot-tall Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, and Hong Kong Disneyland. Hit Pui O beach to see a mix of sunbathers, surfers and the odd water buffalo or two. Rent a bike from the Friendly Bike Shop cycling the town of Mui Wo which moves at a much slower pace, with a relaxing waterfront promenade. Take a hike one of Hong Kong's most beloved mountain paths, the Lantau Trail. Visit Tai O fishing village and take a boat tour to see pink dolphins!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pier
“Time to ride the ferry to Cheung Chau to eat traditional Hong Kong Seafood cuisines, traditional Chinese desserts and Chinese Breakfast”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Houses are built on stilts above the ocean, sampans ply the dark-green waterways, and elderly residents still dry seafood on traditional straw mats and make the village's celebrated shrimp paste. Tai O is built partly on Lantau and partly on a tiny island about 15m from the shore. Until the mid-1990s the only way to cross was via a rope-tow ferry pulled by elderly Hakka women. That and the large number of sampans in the small harbour earned Tai O the nickname ‘the Venice of Hong Kong’. Though the narrow iron Tai Chung footbridge now spans the canal, the rope-tow ferry is resurrected on some weekends and holidays: drop HK$1 in the box as you disembark. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“With popular hang out Mavericks on hand to keep you fed and watered, a free campsite, and a scattering of shops and bars nearby, it’s no wonder Pui O Beach’s popularity is unwavering. Plus, you’ll probably encounter some water buffalo on the short walk there which makes you feel like you’ve achieved some one on one time with nature during your escape from the city.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“There are a number of restos on Lower Cheung Sha beach. There is also a small grocery shop that carries the essentials. The fastest way to get there is to walk east along South Lantau Rd. Cross the road and take the the lane in front of the fire station, taking the left fork, then another left onto the first path leading left (toward the water). This is for confident navigators! The less-fast-pleasant-and-fool-proof way is to go to the beach and then walk left/east facing the Chi Ma Wan cliff across the water. At the end of the beach, look inland about 30m for a concrete path that takes you up over to Lower Cheung Sha beach. Restos etc are in the middle of the beach.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing weekend escape for beach and laidback life lovers. Make a day out of it and come here early before hitting either the trails or gorgeous Cheung Sha Beach. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“A remote residential area built along a bay. There are beach ; shopping malls; dining place with seaview”
  • 6 locals recommend
Establishment
“One of Hong Kong’s cleanest beaches, Cheung Sha Beach (is a firm favourite for those who enjoy a quiet dip in the ocean and a relaxing day on the sand. The upper beach is deserted most of the time, while the lower stretch is lined with eateries and shops, including our favourite – The Beach House.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Temple
“It's connected by a cable car rail from Tung Chung Town. The 20 mins Cable Car ride offer great views to the greeny mountains. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“the 2nd highest peak in HK. Did this twice. Its fun and get to see the Big Buddha in Ngong Ping too.”
  • 4 locals recommend