Ngong Ping 360 is destined to be one of Hong Kong’s “must see” attractions. Preserving the natural ecological environment and features of the Ngong Ping area and converging the custom and culture of the Lantau Island, Ngong Ping 360 is sure to refresh your body and enlighten your mind, as soon as you step on the Cable Car.
Getting to LANTAU ISLAND 大屿山
- MTR: Take Tung Chung MTR line 东涌线 to Tung Chung MTR Station 东涌 Exit B
- Lantau Island with a land mass of 147.16 km2, it is the sixth largest island in China and the largest island in Hong Kong, almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island.
NGONG PING 360 昂坪 360
- Cable Car Terminal: 3 mins walk from Tung Chung MTR Station
- Open: 10am to 6pm for Weekday and 9am to 6.30pm for Weekends
- For Crystals Cabin at HK$169 Round trip / HK$118 Single trip
- For Standard Cabin at HK$115 Round trip / HK80 Single trip
- ***Tip: Book your tickets Online ahead of time to save an hour or more queuing. The line is really that long (Believe me!).
- Bus: Take Bus 23 from the Bus Station below the Cable Car Terminal
Ngong Ping Cable Car
The cable car journey will offer an attractive 20-25 minute aerial alternative to the current one-hour journey by Tung Chung Road, allowing visitors to glide across Tung Chung Bay and up to Lantau Island towards the cultural and environmental charms of Ngong Ping Plateau.
During the 20-25 minute scenic journey, travelers will experience spectacular 360 degree panoramic views over the North Lantau Country Park, the South China sea, Hong Kong International Airport, the Tung Chung valley, Ngong Ping Plateau and surrounding terrain and waterways. The trip will culminate in a spectacular view of “The Big Buddha” and the Po Lin Monastery as visitors approach Ngong Ping.
Ngong Ping Village
Providing a wide range of interesting experiences for visitors, integrated elements of Ngong Ping Village will form a showcase for tourist attractions and includes the Ngong Ping Tea House, Walking with Buddha and the Monkey’s Tale Theatre.
Ngong Ping Village is a single street that leads to Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Big Buddha. This amazing cultural themed village has been architecturally designed & landscaped to reflect the cultural & spiritual integrity of the Ngong Ping area.
Ngong Ping Village will combine a unique interaction of cultural interests, state-of-the-art education components, quality tourism, retailing and a variety of cuisine from within the ambience of a Chinese village.
TIAN TAN BUDDHA 天坛大佛
Tian Tan Buddha or Big Buddha is 34 meters tall, weights 250 metric tons, and is the world’s tallest outdoor bronze seated Buddha prior to 2007.
Being on Lantau Island, it’s a must to try to climb climb the stairs to reach the top of the hill. You’ll feel like you’ve achieved something after climbing the 268 steps to reach the foot of the Giant Buddha. However since the weather’s really cloudy the day that we went, we were unable o get a clear view of the giant buddha.
Buddha surrounded by six smaller bronze statues known as “The Offering of the Six Devas” and are posed offering flowers, incense, lamp, ointment, fruit, and music to the Buddha.
These offerings symbolize charity, morality, patience, zeal, meditation, and wisdom, all of which are necessary to enter into nirvana.
Vegetarian Cakes for Snacks
Truly a remarkable Hong Kong experience! 🙂
|This 3-day escape to the land of fragrant harbour happened last June 24-26, 2012. Here is a series of posts on our trip to one of Asia’s World Class City, Hong Kong. Discover the places we’ve been to, the people we met, the food we tasted and the experience we gained in this remarkable escapade.
Hong Kong 3 Days Budget Tour Itinerary | Ngong Ping 360 Experience: Cable Car, Walking with Buddha, & Po Lin Monastery | A Hong Kong Disneyland Adventure | Dream Come True: Jason Mraz Live in Hong Kong | Nan Lian Garden & Chi Lin Nunnery | Insightful Dialogue In The Dark Experience | Stunning Views fromThe Victoria Peak, Hong Kong | A Symphony of Lights, Victoria Harbour Light Show, Hong Kong
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