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Lantau Island is by far the biggest of the numerous Hong Kong territory islands.
It possesses great scenic beauty, and combined with the fact, that it's also very sparsely populated, it is a great place to explore with it's countryside atmosphere, temples, old fishing villages, beaches and of course the great mountains.
This island is great for hiking - - -

In the following pages I will try to capture some of that special uniqueness.
First images from Lantau's second highest mountain:
 
 

Tai Tung Shan

"Sunset Peak"

- conquering the second highest mountain on Lantau -
 
 
 


Tai Tung Shan
- village Mui Wo, - Silvermine Bay -, and Tai Tung Shan to the left in the background -
Photographed from the ferry in 1979
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Tai Tung Shan
- on the trail up, - on the slopes of Sunset Peak in 1979 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
- the trail -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
- on the trail, - looking down -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
- excellent hiking country -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
- central Lantau Island landscape -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
- getting a little bit hazy -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
- and "Mother Nature" starts to play with the light -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
The Scottish highland???? - No! This is Lantau Island, Hong Kong.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
- on the slopes of Tai Tung Shan -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
- view to Lantau's highest mountain, - Fung Wong Shan, - Lantau Peak -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
- on the trail -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
The top and ME, - photographed by ME (self-timer), - as proof of having conquered Tai Tung Shan -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
On the trail down - looks like the Moon, but is is central Lantau Island -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
The trail down, - Lantau's highest mountain, - Fung Wong shan -, is seen in the background -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
Trail going down, - the massive Fung Wong Shan, - "Lantau Peak" -, is seen in the background
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
Finally, - signs of civilization -
- the Tung Chung road, - the cross island road -, can be seen below -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Tai Tung Shan - "Sunset Peak"
- towards the valley below, - the bus, - and the end of the trip to the top of Tai Tung Shan -
- the slopes of Fung Wong Shan, - "Lantau Peak" -, in the background -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 

Click  HERE   for images from the trip to the top of FUNG WONG SHAN -
- the highest peak on Lantau Island -
 

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    Updated:   June 21st. 2003
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