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En Route to Lantau (1)#

view over the water towards the island
Photo: H. Maurer, 2007

Lantau is the largest island in Hong Kong, located at the mouth of the Pearl River and nowadays connected to the urban areas of Hong Kong by the "Lantau Link":the Kap Shui Mun Bridge, the Ma Wan Viaduct and the Tsing Ma Bridge. Originally a site of fishing villages, the island has been developed in recent years with the construction of the satellite town of Tung Chung New Town and several major infrastructure projects, including the new Hong Kong International Airport, opened in 1998, known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, and replacing Kai Tak Airport (best known for its pulse-increasing effect on landing passengers...).