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lantau island, hong kong
by
john simone photography


Lantau Island is the largest island in Hong Kong, located at the mouth of the Pearl River.
Administratively, most of Lantau Island is part of the Islands District of Hong Kong.
A small northeastern portion of the island is located in the Tsuen Wan District.

Originally the site of fishing villages, the island has been developed in recent years with
the construction of Tung Chung New Town on its north-western coast and the completion of several
major infrastructure projects, including Lantau Link (1997), Hong Kong International Airport (1998)
and Hong Kong Disneyland (2005).

Lantau Island were among the first European trading settlements in the Pearl River area, established by
Portuguese traders in the 1510s. The Portuguese abandoned these settlements in around 1517, following their
defeat by Chinese troops. Lantau was visited in 1607 by one of the early Dutch East India Company fleet commanders
Cornelis Matelieff de Jonge who describes his visit to the local "mandarin". A drawing of this officials'
compound was published in the 1648 edition of Matelieff's travelogue. Much later the island became an important
trading post for the British, long before they became interested in Hong Kong Island.


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jetsetjohnny.ca features
John Simone`s exotic-destination travel photography

Follow @johnsimonephoto_travel: Instagram


Simone spent 5 years traveling
to over 80 countries as Senior Photographer
and Photography Teacher on Princess Cruises


These are the first Forty-four cities posted - with more to follow

Click any city to visit on John Simone Photography's jetsetjohnny.ca:

A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Beijing, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Bergen, Norway
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Cape Town, South Africa
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Casablanca, Morocco
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Dakar, Senegal
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Dalian, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Dubai, UAE
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Chan May, Vietnam
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Funchal, Madeira Islands
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Ganvie, Benin
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Hoi An, Vietnam
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Honfleur, France
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Hong Kong, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Hue, Vietnam
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Keelung, Taiwan
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Ko Samui, Thailand
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Kristiansand, Norway
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Lisbon, Portugal
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Lome, Togo
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Luderitz, Namibia
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Maui, Hawaii
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Mindelo, Cape Verde
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Miyajima, Japan
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Mumbai, India
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Muscat, Oman
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Nanortalik, Greenland
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Newport, Rhode Island
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Nosy Be, Madagascar
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Oahu, Hawaii
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Okinawa, Japan
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Rabat, Morocco
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Reykjavik, Iceland
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Saigon, Vietnam
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on St. Pierre et Miquelon, France
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Seoul, South Korea
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Seville, Spain
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Singapore
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Tenerife, Canary Islands
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Tetouan, Morocco
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Thorshvn, Faroe Islands
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Yangon, Myanmar

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