With a height of 934-metre above sea level, Lantau Peak, also known as Fung Wong Shan, is the second highest peak in Hong Kong and the highest point on Lantau Island. It is a popular hiking destination in Hong Kong, known for its breathtaking sunrise scenery.
The hike to the summit is not for the faint-hearted. The ascent involves treking along steep stone steps and may take two hours to reach the top. Hikers should wear appropriate shoes, proper clothing and bring plenty of water.
The trail to the Lantau Peak starts at the foot of the mountain where the Wisdom Path is located. At the end of this path is the Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) where a trail, albeit more challenging, leads to the summit.
A more manageable access to the peak is via Tung Chung Road (Stage 3 of the Lantau Trail) From Mui Wo, take any bus bound for Tung Chung Centre and get off the top of Tung Chung Road where you will find a set of stone stairs, brown wooden railings, a map board and signs for Stage 3 of the Lantau Trail/Lantau Peak. It will take about a couple of hours to reach the summit of Lantau Peak from here.
The best time to visit Lantau Peak is during December to February when there are fewer clouds and only a thin haze. Set off early, about 4am, if you want to catch sunrise.