Ngong Ping 360: A travel guide to soaring over Lantau Island
I love cable cars. As I started to travel, I never missed a chance to go on a cable car ride whenever the opportunity arose. And so, every time we visit Hong Kong, we never failed to ride the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car. It’s the fastest and most convenient way to reach the Big Buddha on Lantau Island. I remember the very first time I tried the cable car, it is an experience of a lifetime for me. It’s really breathtaking.
There are two types of cable cars to choose from – the Standard cabins and the Crystal cabins. The difference is that the crystal cabin has a glass bottom where you can see the amazing view below.
NGONG PING 360 Tickets & Fares (HK$):
|Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car||Adults||Children (aged 3 to 11)||Senior Citizens (aged 65 +)|
|Round Trip (Standard / Crystal Cabin)||210 / 290||100 / 180||140 / 220|
|Single Trip (Standard / Crystal Cabin)||145 / 200||70 / 130||95 / 150|
|Ngong Ping to Tung Chung Standard Cabin +|
Tung Chung to Ngong Ping Crystal Cabin
A maximum of 10 seated guests can board a cabin. It lasted about 30 minutes. We bought our tickets via Klook for a cheaper discount. If you are interested, you can purchase using the link below:
|BOOK HERE → Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ticket in Hong Kong|
How to go to Ngong Ping 360?
Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal is adjacent to MTR Tung Chung Station. It is a 5-minute walk from Exit B of the station. From here, you can ride the cable car.
The buses you can board to reach Ngong Ping 360 are E11, E11A, E21, E21A, E22, E22A, E23, N21. E31, E32, E33, E34A , E34B, E41, E42. take the bus (No. 23) to the site at Tung Chung Town Center near the MTR Station (HKD 17). The bus hit the tortuous but scenic road to Ngong Ping and we were still able to catch glimpses of the beaches!
You can take a taxi from your hotel or place of residence to Tung Chung.
You can drive your car to Tung Chung. There is no need to worry about parking as there is a 24-hour car parking service available near Ngong Ping 360 Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal.
|From Hong Kong Int’l Airport:|
By Bus: Catch Bus S1/S56 to Tung Chung Bus Terminus, which is next to the Ngong Ping Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal. The bus journey takes about 10-20mins.
By Taxi: A Lantau Taxi (blue) journey from Hong Kong International Airport to the NP 360’s Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal is around 10mins with a cost of around HK$35.
Personally, we prefer to take the MTR going to Tung Chung Station and go to Exit B. If you purchased your ticket from KLOOK as we did. Present your voucher to the ticketing area so they can replace it with the actual ticket. Same-day tickets can only be obtained from the ticket counters at Ngong Ping 360 Tung Chung Terminal and Ngong Ping Terminal.
The ride-up was truly spectacular. There were stunning panoramic views of Hong Kong International Airport, the South China Sea, and the jungle-clad slopes of the North Lantau Country Park.
What to expect at Ngong Ping – Lantau Island?
Ngong Ping Village
Ngong Ping Village is part of the Ngong Ping 360 experience. Right after we got out of the cable car, we were welcomed by this peaceful village. It’s a 5-minute walk from the cable car station going to this very wide area where we saw animals freely walking around. It also has a diverse array of retail, dining, and entertainment establishments. Street performers entertain visitors with Kungfu demonstrations and acrobatic shows. Additionally, visitors can make wishes at the Bodhi Wishing Shrine. 😍
As we strolled the area, we saw this big ruins kind of gate. Apparently, this is the entrance to two historic attractions: the Po Lin Monastery and the majestic Tian Tan Buddha – the world’s largest seated outdoor bronze Buddha.
Tian Tan Buddha or The Big Buddha
I already saw a glimpse of it as we approached Lantau Island inside the cable car. Tian Tan Buddha sits serenely atop Ngong Ping Mountain. And to tell you, getting to the Tian Tan Buddha involves a challenging climb! We did pass through these 268 stairs going to the top. It is the largest statue of its kind. The statue measures a remarkable height of 34 meters, weighs 250 metric tons, and is made from 202 pieces of bronze. It is widely regarded as one of the biggest bronze statues of Buddha in the world.
Po Lin Monastery
Facing the Big Buddha, sitting on the Ngong Ping Plateau is the Po Lin Monastery. Founded in 1906 by three monks from Jiangsu, China, this Buddhist monastery was originally named the “Big Hut.” It is a world-renowned Buddhist establishment known for its unique architectural style. Inside the temple are three bronze Buddha statues, each representing the life of Buddha.
There are secure luggage storage facilities at both the NP360 Tung Chung Terminus which may be useful for visitors in transit to or from Hong Kong International Airport and in Ngong Ping Village (in the Holidays 360 Information Centre). The storage facilities are open during cable car operating hours. Prepare HK$100 per piece
Overall, it’s a nice experience riding the Ngong Ping 360 cable car..try it for yourself..for sure you will love it. 😍 I even had a great time taking photos ..😍😍😊😊😊😊😊Must visit while in Hong Kong 👍🏻👍🏻😬
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