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Lantau, the largest of the islands (142 sq km/55 sq mi) has a population of 45,000, a 933m (3060ft) peak, and a 70km (43mi) walking trail, but has avoided many of the development excesses of other islands. It is home to several important monasteries, including Po Lin Monastery with its enormous bronze Buddha. Thanks to the newish airport development, Lantau is now connected by bridge to the mainland.
One of the smaller islands is Peng Chau which has a really old style feel to it and is so removed from the rest of the high speed Hong Kong lifestyle. Its authentic fishing village, pleasant walks and views from Finger Hill are amongst the attractions in this chilled out day trip.
Other islands worth visiting include Lamma, Peng Chau, Poi Toi and the uninhabited Tung Lung Chau. Most of these islands can be accessed by taking a ferry, most of which piers are in Central, near IFC (International Finance Centre and tallest building in Hong Kong.)
March 31, 2004 change by giorgio