|Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car|
Ngong Ping 360 - Hong Kong Disneyland Resort - The Peak
Getting to Lantau Island via Ngong Ping 360 was a great experience. It offered a great panoramic view of Lantau Island and South China Sea, including the Hong Kong International Airport. The ride to Lantau Island lasts for around 20-25 minutes on a 5.7 kilometers cable car ride starting from Tung Chung Town Centre. Wow. For those with acrophobia, you now have an idea on how long the ride is. Don't say I didn't warn you. For thrill-seekers though, you'd surely have a good 20-25 minutes of your life in Ngong Ping 360. The thrill of being suspended via cable on that span of time while enjoying an unparalleled view via the glass framed cable car is simply something you shouldn't miss!
|like a child, overjoyed with the view|
|with the Hong Kong International Airport on the background|
|Happy tripping friends!|
The Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride will take you to Ngong Ping Village - an ancient-Chinese themed village with various shopping and dining options. Ngong Ping Village takes pride in its Walking With Buddha and Monkey's Tale Theatre attractions. Walking With Buddha is a multimedia experience showcasing the life of Siddhartha Gautama and his journey to enlightenment. Monkey's Tale, on the other hand, is a comical show featuring the journey of three monkey friends, derived from the Buddhist Jataka stories.
|Welcome to Ngong Ping Village!|
|outside Walking With Buddha|
If you have time, you could walk further and head to the Tian Tan Buddha statue more popularly known as Giant Buddha located nearby. This is the center of Buddhism in Hong Kong located beside Po Lin Monastery. Note that due to the Giant Buddha's size, it seems so near, yet so far. Be armed with comfy hiking shoes should you decide to pursue it.
|There's the Tian Tan Buddha!|
Ngong Ping 360's opening hours:
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays
9:00 AM to 6:30 PM on weekends and public holidays
How to get to Ngong Ping 360:
1. Ride the MTR orange (Tung Chung) line. (Note: For those coming from Tsim Sha Tsui area, the interchange is at the Hong Kong station.)
2. Get off at MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B.
3. Walk for five minutes until you reach the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Terminal.
The ticket price for the round trip, standard cabin (the one we availed): HK$125/head
* There are also options to avail of a crystal cabin, and single trip tickets.
*Photos are taken upon boarding and before alighting the cable car. You have the option to purchase print outs and key chains with the photo as a remembrance of your Ngong Ping 360 experience.
|our souvenir photo :)|
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