We had an 11 hour layover in Hong Kong and read online about the Tian Tan Buddha, just a quick bus, and gondola ride away from the airport. Right outside terminal 1 is the bus station, take the S1 bus to Tung Chung station around 3.50HKD each way. Follow the directions to the Ngong Ping cable car, go early, before the long lines start. The gondola costs 210 HKD round trip and is a beautiful way to see HGK. Once off take a walk through the village & the Po Lin Monastery. Then climb the 268 steps to the top, it’s well worth it as the Buddha, and views are spectacular. Return to the airport the same way. It’s a great way to enjoy your layover in HKG.