Take the cable car from the terminus at Tung Chung and enjoy spectacular views over Lantau Island, the airport and finally of the 34 metre high Big Buddha. At the top of the cable car, there is a modern village which is not at all remarkable and has touristy shops and a few restaurants. It then opens out towards the steps taking you up to the Buddha. On a clear day the views are spectacular.
The alternative to the cable car is the bus 23 from Tung Chung Town Centre or take the ferry from Central to Mui Wo and head up on Bus number 2.