Having gone to Hong Kong so many times over the last 40 years, this is the first time I've really explored the many nice islands outside of the Hong Kong city proper which offer a more relaxed and pristine place to visit.
Both islands are easily accessible. I took the bus from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping (45 minutes) to see the Giant Buddha, Wisdom Path and explore the trailhead that leads back to Tung Chung. I then took the bus again (20 minutes) to Tai O to see the fishing village and pink dolphins. Lamma Island, on the other hand, is just a 30 minute ferry ride from Central.
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