Lantau Peak

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Lantau Peak
Lantau Peak, Hongkong.jpg
The Lantau Peak rises high above the Tian Tan Buddha.
Elevation 934 m (3,064 ft)
Prominence 934 m (3,064 ft)
Location
Lantau Peak is located in Hong Kong
Lantau Peak
Lantau Peak
Location of Lantau Peak in Hong Kong
Location Lantau Island,
 Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°14′59.17″N 113°55′16.69″E / 22.2497694°N 113.9213028°E / 22.2497694; 113.9213028Coordinates: 22°14′59.17″N 113°55′16.69″E / 22.2497694°N 113.9213028°E / 22.2497694; 113.9213028

Lantau Peak or Fung Wong Shan (Chinese: 鳳凰山, literally "Chinese Firebird Mountain") is the second highest peak in Hong Kong and the highest point on Lantau Island, with a height of 934 m above sea level. It is most famous for the sunrise scenery viewed from the summit.

Name origin[edit]

The mountain is actually made up of a pair of peaks, one is known as "Fung Shan" (male firebird mountain) and the other is "Wong Shan" (female firebird mountain), together they form "Fung Wong Shan".

Sunrise[edit]

The peak is one of the most popular hiking spots in Hong Kong, it can be reached by the Lantau Trail.

Most hikers begin their climb from the Youth Hostel near Ngong Ping before dawn in order to catch a view of the sunrise.

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