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How to get to Hong Kong Island

With a extensive road and rail network every part of the island can be reached by the very economical red Taxis, the modern underground MTR railway system or the efficient air-conditioned double-decker yellow busses. Don't forget the Victoria Peak Tram and you'll find every type of transport you need here. And with many of the most important parts of Hong Kong grouped together on the north cost of the Island much is in easy walking distance via the network of elevated walkways and escalators.

From Kowloon


From Hong Kong Airport



To Lantau from Hong Kong Island

A popular destination for a day trip the island of Lantau is Hong Kong's largest island by surface area, but sparsely inhabited. Most visitors to the region actually touch down on Lantau as that is where the Airport is, but soon leave it for the city. Many return on day trips to see the fishing village of Tai O, the beach at Silvermine Bay (Mui Wo), to visit the Tian Tan Big Buddha Statue at Po Lin Monastery or to spend a day at Disneyland Hong Kong.

Whatever the reason there are plenty of ways to reach Lantau but the two most popular would be a ferry from Central Pier 6, which goes to Silvermine Bay/Mui Wo and is perfect if you wish to enjoy the beach or take the bus to Tai O.  Or alternatively the Tung Chung Line of the MTR will take you all the way from Hong Kong Station to Tung Chung on Lantau from which point you can take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car to the Big Buddha. 

Buses to the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery also run from both Mui Wo and from Tung Chong, but these are long bus trips and less pleasant, though cheaper, than the MTR + Cable Car.  The Tung Chung line stars in Hong Kong Island as an underground railway, but soon heads above group and provides great views through north Kowloon, parts of the amazing industrial landscape near the Kwai Chung container terminal, over the Hong Kong's longest suspension bridge at Tsing Ma and then along the countryside of the north Lantau coast.

To Macau from Hong Kong Island

Food and dining

From the with everything from street foods in to Michelin Star dining just in the Central business district alone, and with fresh seafood in Aberdeen beside the harbour while Japanese snacks and foods are to be found in Causeway Bay, and of course Dim Sum everywhere, there is no one "Hong Kong island food" as such, but there are certainly highlights and things not to be missed.

Here then are some of those choices, from the well known to the obscure, from 5 star hotels to off the beaten track delights, try some of these then strike out on your own and try something you haven't tried before!

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