11, Tung Chung to Tai O

The bus journey from Tung Chung Station Bus Terminus to Tai O along Route 11 is a scenic delight, transitioning from modern urban architecture and bustling activity to picturesque rural landscapes, quaint villages, lush greenery, serene countryside, hidden gems, and finally, the captivating stilt houses, bustling markets, and the sea of Tai O, showcasing the diverse landscapes of Lantau Island.

Travel Type:


No. of Attractions:

5 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

45 - 60 minutes

Route Frequency:

Every 30-60 minutes

Starting point:

Tung Chung Station Bus Terminus

How to get here

Journey fact:

Tung Chung was once a small fishing village, and its name means "eastern stream" in Chinese, reflecting its location on Lantau Island's eastern coast.

Journey Overview

Wow, wow, wow! The bus journey from Tung Chung Station Bus Terminus to Tai O along Route 11 is a scenic delight, showcasing the diverse, mesmerising landscapes of Lantau Island.

As the journey begins at Tung Chung Station Bus Terminus, you’ll be greeted by the modern architecture of Fu Tung Plaza and the bustling activity around. The bus then sets off towards Tai O, taking you through a captivating transition from urban to rural.

The views from your window will change from high-rises to quaint villages, with Yu Tung Court offering a glimpse of community life. The route continues through lush greenery, with the Tung Chung Rural Committee Office, Sheung Ling Pie and Ha Ling Pie showcasing the island’s traditional charm.

Wong Kai Wai and Lung Tseng Tau introduce you to the serene countryside with hills and open spaces, creating a sense of tranquility. The road meanders through the picturesque Shek Sun Cap Road, surrounded by natural beauty and offering a sense of calm.

Cemetery Area No. 18 provides a pause for reflection, with a backdrop of greenery and hills. As the journey progresses, you’ll encounter hidden gems, quaint villages, and serene reservoirs, all adding to the beauty of the journey.

Your arrival in Tai O will be a treat, with stilt houses, bustling markets, and the sea forming a stunning panorama.

The journey from Tung Chung to Tai O is a visual feast, showcasing the island’s diverse landscapes and offering a blend of the modern and traditional, urban and rural Hong Kong at its finest! It’s a trip not to be missed!

A Fab Day Out!

Embark on a memorable day out, beginning at the vibrant Tung Chung Station Bus Terminus. Your adventure commences at Fu Tung Plaza, where you can indulge in some local delicacies or shop for souvenirs to take along.

As the trip continues towards Tai O, you’ll traverse a diverse landscape, encountering attractions and hidden gems along the way. Make a stop at Yu Tung Court, an ideal place for a leisurely stroll or to admire the local architecture. The wet market at Yu Tung Court is renowned so too the opportunities to enjoy a variety of steam dim sum and also barbecued delights.

The route then takes you to the tranquil villages of Sheung Ling Pie and Ha Ling Pie, where you’ll find a glimpse into the traditional way of life. The lush countryside and rustic charm of Wong Kai Wai and Lung Tseng Tau offer a scenic escape from urban hustle.

Visit Lung Tseng Tau Heritage Trail to explore traditional Hakka villages, ancient temples, and lush landscapes. The historic Tin Hau Temple is a highlight, showcasing local heritage. Enjoy scenic hikes in the surrounding hills, offering panoramic views of the countryside and nearby reservoirs. Birdwatching is popular, with various avian species in the area. Don’t miss sampling local Hakka cuisine at village eateries. Lung Tseng Tau provides a peaceful retreat from the city, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in Hong Kong’s rural heritage.

Continuing your journey, you’ll reach the picturesque Shek Sun Cap Road, surrounded by greenery and hills, creating a peaceful ambiance. Cemetery Area No. 18 provides a moment for reflection on the island’s history.

Pak Kung Au is worth a stop off at and is a great gateway to hiking trails with breathtaking views. The Sunset Peak hike from Tung Chung Station to Pak Kung Au is a challenging trail which takes you up into Lantau Island’s rolling hills and past several beautiful peaks. As you climb, you’ll have incredible 360-degree views, including Hong Kong International Airport, nearby islands, and the sea. Meanwhile, Cheung Sha Catchwater introduces you to a serene reservoir and the trails it offers – again with fab, unforgettable views.

As you approach Tai O, you’ll pass through the charming, gem of a village called Cheung Sha Sheung Tsuen, where you can experience local culture and hospitality.  This serene coastal settlement is famous for its traditional stilt houses, providing a glimpse into the region’s rich fishing heritage. It offers a tranquil escape, with its pristine, white-sanded beaches, such as Cheung Sha Beach, ideal for sunbathing and swimming. Explore the scenic hiking trails, where lush hillsides and dramatic landscapes beckon adventurers. The village exudes a laid-back charm, complete with charming seafood restaurants that serve the day’s fresh catch.

At last, you’ll arrive in Tai O, a fishing village known for its stilt houses and vibrant markets. Explore the bustling streets, visit the Tai O Heritage Hotel, and indulge in local seafood delicacies.

This journey from Tung Chung to Tai O via Route 11 promises a perfect blend of countryside and coastal experiences, revealing the hidden gems of Lantau Island along the way. It’s one of the most scenic and invigorating bus journeys in the world.

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