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The Outlying Islands of hong Kong are a group of over 200 islands that surround Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. The islands have a great diversity and range from small rocky uninhabited islands to the large rural and populated Lantau Island and everything in between.
Lantau Island is the site of the new Hong Kong Airport and the location of the famous Tian Tan Budda, an enourmous seated bronze Buddha which overlooks the surrounding landscapes from it's position high on a hill. Lantau is an island of great diversity, and is the site of some of the biggest attractions in Hong Kong including Hong Kong Disneyland, the Ngong Ping 360, some upmarket modern residential developments as well as traditional fishing villages and beaches. Overall it is sparsely inhabited and mainly rural and is an excellent day trip to experience something outside the thriving metropolises of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
Lamma Island is a popular day trip for the locals and has some good bars, restaurants and cafes and there is a small residential community of western hippy types who have made this island their home.
Peng Chau is another populated island, it is attractive in that it is off the usual tourist path and is a good choice for a quieter time and for some of the excellent cheap seafood restaurants. It is also not far from Hong Kong Island, is easy to get to and has connections to Lantau as well, making a good stop off on a trip to a few destinations.
There are dozens of options for trips to some of the outlying islands and if you are in Hong Kong for any length of time is well worth consideration to take a trip away from the every day.