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Lantau: Exploring Hong Kong's greenest island

(CNN)Crossing a road on Hong Kong's Lantau Island can sometimes be a challenge -- but not because of the traffic.Wild cows and water buffalo wander the streets, stopping to admire the views and soak up a ray of sun.Yes, this is Hong Kong. But not the ultra-modern skyline and crowded streets travelers are used to.Most tourists planning a trip to Lantau are headed to see the massive 112-foot-tall Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, and Hong Kong Disneyland.But, at nearly double the size of Hong Kong Island, Lantau is home to much more than a few big-ticket tourist attractions.Dubbed "The Lungs of Hong Kong," Lantau has mountainous terrain, long sandy stretches of coastline and the territory's largest park, which covers nearly half ...