On the slope at the starting point of Section 3 of
the Lantau Trail, the Chinese name of Pak Kung
Au is carved on three rocks. Pak Kung means God
of the Land. The guardian spirit of each place.
Go up the steps from Pak Kung Au, and when you
reach 400 metres the terrain becomes gentler.
At Distance Post L020 the trail has a junction.
Going along the Lantau Trail to the west, the
terrain becomes steeper. At about 700 metres
a huge rock lies on the mountain slope. Through
a gap in the rock one can see down to Tong Fuk
Village, and that is the well-known Nam Tin Mun.
About one kilometre beyond Nam Tin Mun, the summit
of Lantau Peak is not too far away. Keep going
and you see a steep 'Ladder' of about 70 degrees,
this Ladder of stone steps climbs the mountainside
with the steps up to knee high. This is the toughest
section of the Lantau Trail. And, especially
going down, hikers must take care. After the
hard climb down along the Sky Reaching Ladder,
passing through the large wooden archway, it
comes into Lantau Trail Section 4.
To Pak Kung Au: Take bus route 3M at Mui Wo Bus Terminal; or take bus route 3M, 11 or 23 in Tung Chung.
New Lantao Bus
3M Mui Wo Ferry Pier - Tung Chung Town Center
3M Tung Chung Town Center - Mui Wo Ferry Pier
11 Tung Chung Town Center - Tai O
23 Tung Chung Town Center - Ngong Ping
Return from Ngong Ping: Walk through the archway and tea garden and reach the Ngong Ping bus terminal. Take bus route 2 to Mui Wo Ferry Pier; or take bus route 23 to Tung Chung.
New Lantao Bus
2 Ngong Ping - Mui Wo Ferry Pier
23 Ngong Ping - Tung Chung Town Center