More than half of Lantau Island has been designated as a protected country park, making it a haven for nature lovers and passionate outdoor adventurers. Lantau North Country Park: 22 sq.km. park encompassing Tai Tung Shan (also known as Sunset Peak), Yi Tung Shan, Lin Fa Shan, the northern slopes of Lantau Peak, Nei Lak Shan and the region north of Ngong Ping. Tai Ho Village: surrounded by lush green mountains and rolling hills. Tai Ho River: flowing into Tai Ho Village, this river is home to the most species of freshwater fish in Hong Kong.
Lantau is crisscrossed by hiking trails, offering spectacular views and different levels of challenge for everyone from casual day hikers to serious trails-running athletes. Hong Kong Olympic Trail: a section of the Tung Mui Ancient Trail renamed to commemorate the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Tai Tung Shan Trail: traversing Hong Kong’s third highest mountain, it offers breath-taking sunset views overlooking the airport, Lantau Peak and the sea. Wong Lung Hang Country Trail: a notoriously challenging trail that rewards hikers with an unbeatable panoramic view of the airport.
Once the site of a small fishing village called Siu Ho (“small oyster”), Tai Ho Wan is home to three ancient villages- Ngau Kwong Shek, Tai Ho and Pak Mong. For history buffs, Pak Mong Village is the perfect spot to travel back in time, with records dating back to the Han Dynasty. Its gatehouse, fence and ancestral hall are protected as statutory monuments.