The Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, Ngong Ping Village, and the Giant Buddha in Lantau Island was the first attraction in visited in Hong Kong. The attractions around Lantau Island are is some of the newer and most popular tourist spots in Hong Kong.
From Wing Sing Hotel, we took the Hong Kong MTR train in Yau Ma Tei Station to Hong Kong MTR Station. We then switched to the Tung Chung MTR Line and rode the train all the way to Tung Chung Station. The whole trip took around 25 minute.
Tung Chung to Ngong Ping 360
We arrived at the Tung Chung Center, where we made a quick snapshot with the fountain before walking towards the terminal for the Ngong Ping 360.
There are also buses that go to North Lantau, they are cheaper than the Nong Ping 360 cable car but take much longer … like around 45 minutes to an hour. I suggested (to my sister) that we take a one way ride cable car ride to Ngong Ping Village and then take the bus back to Tung Chung Center since I’ve read that the ride affords a great view of the coastal areas and winding mountain roads of Lantau Island. We decided to take a round trip ticket instead because of our limited time.
This is the terminal of the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car:
We didn’t buy the ticket online, so we had to wait in line and buy it for HK$107 round trip (special day rate).
Some views in and around the terminal:
Waiting in line for the Ngong Ping 360 tickets
Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ride
The Ngong Ping 360 is a 5.7km cable car ride that starts from Tung Chung, then crosses Tung Chung Bay into Tung Chung Village in North Lantau. The ride offers panoramic views of the verdant, mountainous terrain of Lantau Island, Tian Tan Buddha Statue, Hong Kong International Airport, and the 360-degree view of the Ngong Ping Plateau.
Views of the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ride
Tung Chung Bay
Hong Kong International Airport
Inside the Cable Car Cabin
Preview of the Tian Tan Buddha Statue and Ngong Ping Village
Ngong Ping Village
Ngong Ping Village is set on a 1.5 hectare site on Lantau Island, adjacent to the Ngong Ping Cable Car northern terminus and the Tian Tan Buddha Statue. This amazing cultural themed village was architecturally designed and landscaped to reflect the cultural and spiritual integrity of the Ngong Ping area. There were several themed attractions in Ngong Ping Village but we didn’t buy tickets since we still had to visit Hong Kong Disneyland.
Bus Terminal in Ngong Ping Village
Tian Tan Giant Buddha Statue
Our walking tour ended at the foot of the Tian Tan Buddha Statue, the world’s largest outdoor bronze statue solemnly sitting atop the 482m Muk Yue Sha Mountain. I can only imagine the amazing views on top since we didn’t dare to climb the 268 steps to the peak.
Ngong Ping Village Map
Nong Ping Cable Car and Nong Ping Village Map
Cable Car ride back to Tung Chung Center
Last Glimpse of the Giant Buddha
Next up: Ngong Ping to Disneyland Hong Kong