While in Hong Kong I did a one day trip to Lantau Island, which is the largest Island in Hong Kong located located West from the City at the mouth of Pearl River. I have to say I loved (!) the fishing village on the West side of the island, it's absolutely worth going if you are visiting Hong Kong.
Here's the itinerary:
I took a boat from Hong Kong ferry terminal and it took about an hour to get to Lantau with absolutely stunning scenery of the city in the mist. From the harbor in Lantau I took a bus up to Big Buddha, a large statue of Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha) on the top of the mountain. From there there's a bus to Fishing Village with stilt houses (Tai O.), which was the most impressive part of the trip. Then a bus back to Big Buddha where I took a cable car road (Ngong Ping 360) to Tung Chung on the North coast of Lantau Island to head back to Hong Kong city.
Here are some photos from that day. Click on the picture to enlarge.
Tian Tan Buddha is a huge bronze statue of Buddha right at the top of the mountain near Ngong Ping.
Fishing Town - Tai O
The best part of the trip was visiting Fishing Town located on the Western side of Lantau island.
Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Road
On the way back with cable car road. Ngong Ping 360, a 5.7 km line, serves to connect Tung Chung, on the north coast of Lantau with the Ngong Ping area in the hills above.