Difficulty: 6.5/10. For distance and elevation gain.
Appreciation: 9/10 if you have never been to Ngong Ping and Tai-O. 5/10 otherwise as a large portion of the trail is on the road.
Transportation: Take bus route 2 at Mui Wo Bus Terminal; or take bus route 23 in Tung Chung. Return from Tai-O's bus terminal. Take bus route 1 to Mui Wo Ferry Pier; or take bus route 11 to Tung Chung. On weekends, the bus lines get quite long.
Why it's worth it:
|You'll arrive at the main Ngong Ping gate. Just go through...|
|If you've never seen the big Buddha, why not take a moment to climd, enjoy the view, then go back down to the temple for some tea.|
|Follow the indications to the wisdom path.|
|You will arrive here. Right at the end of Lantau Section 3...|
|... with the wisdom path which you may take a bit of time to visit if you have never done so.|
|Section 4 is actually behind the railing and the sign, when you are ready.|
|Section 4 is quite trivial. But it does give a good overview of the whole Ngnon Ping site.|
|Back to Ngong Ping.|
|Go through the village and to the bus stop, then on Ngonn Ping Road, heading right.|
|Ngong Ping Road. Not the most interesting part of the trek.|
|You''ll arrive at the start of Section 5. Going towards Man Cheung Po.|
|Long after, you will go past the abandon pavilion. Quite nice.|
|Ending up in Tai-O. If you've never visited Tai-O and it is not too late at night, have a look. Quite a special place.|