I am planning a trip to Lantau (visiting from the States), and I found your blog on About.com. I was wondering if there were some tips about getting on the ferry, getting to Mui Wo, and how to get around? Loved your other posts, so I thought I'd ask. We want to go to the Giant Buddha on a different day trip from HK, so we're just interested in exploring Silvermine Bay and Chung Sha beach. Is there enough there to occupy us for a number of hours? Thanks!
Hi hi, sorry I haven't responded. It's Chinese New Year here so I've been doing what everyone does during this time and feasting. It's dead easy getting to Mui Wo. Get the First Ferry from Central Pier No 6 (it's just next to the Star Ferry Pier in Central). The fast ferry is 30 minutes and the slow one is an hour (if you're taking photos, the slow ferry is better cos it's more stable).Directly opposite the Mui Wo ferry pier is the bus station. Bus 2 goes to Ngong Ping (where the Big Buddha is) and Bus 1 goes to Tai O (where the famous stilt houses are. Bus 3M goes to Tung Chung, where you can get a cable car to the Big Buddha. To get to Cheung Sha, you will need to take a bus or taxi. I think it's No 1 and 2 but I'm not sure about that. As you come out from the ferry, the seafood centre, some clothes stalls and the public toilet will be to your right. China Bear (the waterfront restaurant/bar) will be to your left, next to McDonald's.The beach will be to your right. You can take an MTR to Tung Chung, cable car to Big Buddha, bus to Tai O and then bus to Mui Wo for ferry back. Or reverse the process and start from Mui Wo.That's what some overseas friends did for a day trip and they still lived to tell the tale. Have fun!