On our Day 02 in Hong Kong.
During our Day 02 we decided to head to Ngong Ping Cable Car and spend a day at Lantau Island. Ngong Ping, located at the western part of Lantau Island is one of the highlights of our Hong Kong trip. Lantau Island is famous for its lush valleys, soaring mountains and spiritual enlightenment. I head out early to purchase the Standard and Crystal Cabin cable car round trip at Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Terminal.
From Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station (Tsu Wan Line) we rode an MTR going to Lai King Station, and from Lai King Station, change to Tung Chung Line. Go down at Tung Chung Line and head to the exit going to Ngong Ping Cable Car.
Below are the prices for Cable Car Experience at Ngong Ping:
|Ngong Ping Cable Car Experience||Round Trip||Single Trip|
|Adult||Children(Aged 3-11)||Seniors(Aged 65+)||Adult||Children(Aged 3-11)||Seniors(Aged 65+)|
|Standard & Crystal Cabin Round Trip||HK$230||HK$150||HK$180|
To avoid long line, you may wish to purchase your tickets online.
You can check it at KLOOK.
I suggest getting the One Way Standard Cabin + One Way Crystal Cabin so it’s not that expensive but you still get to experience riding in the special cable car. If you are also in a big group, you can really save a lot from the expenses. At the time that we were there, there’s a 15% discount if you pay with an American Express credit card. Good thing may Dad has his card.
#TIP: Most of the times credit card are very convenient to use when travelling plus it also offers discounts and some freebies.
The cable car journey is almost 6 kilometers long from Tung Chung Town Center to Ngong Ping Village. Per way takes about 25 minutes. Views that can be seen from the cable car are the Hong Kong International Airport, the Tian Tan Buddha Statue, and the South China Sea. The feeling was extra-ordinary and I just can’t sustained the happiness.
After almost 25 minutes and once you step out of the cable car, you will be greeted by the culturally themed 1.5-hectare Ngong Ping Village. This village has been designed and landscaped to reflect the cultural and spiritual integrity of the Ngong Ping area. Dining and retail spaces can be found in this area.
There are also lots of souvenirs shop and restaurants at the village so you’ll surely enjoy it.
#TIP Its quite hard to visit the place during rainy season, so better book a flight during summer for you to enjoy the place a lot.
As you walk further in, the renowned Big Buddha can be clearly seen from here. The planning of the Big Buddha started in 1976. Constructed by the China Aeronautic Department, the works were completed in 1993. It was named one of the “Ten Engineering Wonders in Hong Kong” and was awarded the “Merit of Unique Artistic Features” by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in 2000. Since its opening in 1993, it has consistently ranked as a top Lantau tourist spot.
This is one of the places you don’t want to miss when you travel to Hong Kong.
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