Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ngong Ping 360 Village, Lantau Island, Hong Kong


Ngong Ping Village is one of the top 10 attraction to visit in Hong Kong. However, traveling to Ngong Ping Village will not complete without riding on cable car which transports visitors from Tung Chung Cable Terminal to Ngong Ping Village and vice versa. Visitors can enjoy 360 degrees of scenic panoramic view which is surrounded by mountains, the vast distance of South China Sea and Tung Chung bay for about 25-30 minute ride.

Ngong Ping Village is situated outside the city of Hong Kong which takes about the journey of 30 minute ride to Tung Chung station by MTR subway train (on Tung Chung line) in a single way. It is advisable to spend a day trip at Ngong Ping Village and its surrounding area of Lantau Island in order to enjoy the nature scenery and outdoor sports activities. There are some attractive combination packages which include the cable car ride, Ngong Ping Village and its surrounding area of Lantau Island from the ticket counter at Tung Chung Cable Terminal or visit the official website HERE.

There are many places to explore such as Walking with Buddha Exhibition, Mongkey's Tale Theatre, the Big Buddha Statue (Tian Tan Buddha) and Po Lin Monastery, Bodhi Path with the line up of 12 Divine Generals Statues, Wisdom Path and a Wishing Tree to make your wish with a wishing card at Ngong Ping Village. Beside that, there is a Chinese temple with various kinds of vegetarian meals at reasonable price, is situated after passing through Ngong Ping Piazza of Ngong Ping Village

Tung Chung Cable Terminal offers two types of cable car; standard cabin and crystal cabin. Crystal cabin is equipped with a glass bottom so that the visitors are able to enjoy scenic view and feel like "flying" through greenery mountains and Tung Chung bay to and fro Ngong Ping Village. Hence, I decided to ride on crystal cabin for my first time.

Tung Chung Cable Terminal operates from 10am to 6pm on weekdays and begins an hour earlier on weekends. Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride is very popular and crowded among the locals and tourists thus, it is recommended to get there as early as possible.


How to get to Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal from Ngong Ping 360 MRT station in Hong Kong
How to get to Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal from Tung Chung MTR station in Hong Kong


Experiencing the ride on Cable Car at Ngong Ping 360 which is situated next to Citygate Outlets mall on Lantau Island in Hong Kong
Experiencing the ride on Cable Car at Ngong Ping 360 which is situated next to Citygate Outlets mall on Lantau Island in Hong Kong


Heading to Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal at Ngong Ping 360 in Hong Kong
Heading to Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal at Ngong Ping 360 in Hong Kong


Riding on Cable Car from Tung Chung Cable Terminal to Ngong Ping Village and vice verse in Hong Kong
Riding on Cable Car from Tung Chung Cable Terminal to Ngong Ping Village and vice verse in Hong Kong


My first experience riding on Crystal Cable Cabin which enable myself to feel like flying over the mountains at Ngong Ping 360 in Hong Kong
My first experience riding on Crystal Cable Cabin which enable myself to feel like flying over the mountains at Ngong Ping 360 in Hong Kong


Overseeing Hong Kong International Airport from Cable ride at Ngong Ping 360 in Hong Kong
Overseeing Hong Kong International Airport from Cable ride at Ngong Ping 360 in Hong Kong


Getting closer to Ngong Ping Village and the Big Buddha statue at Ngong Ping 360 on Lantau Island in Hong Kong
Getting closer to Ngong Ping Village and the Big Buddha statue at Ngong Ping 360 on Lantau Island in Hong Kong


The map of Ngong Ping Village can be found after getting down from cable car terminal in Hong Kong
The map of Ngong Ping Village can be found after getting down from cable car terminal in Hong Kong


The main entrance of Ngong Ping 360 from getting down of cable car terminal in Hong Kong
The main entrance of Ngong Ping 360 from getting down of cable car terminal in Hong Kong


Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


The main entrance of Ngong Ping Village with the cable car at the background in Hong Kong
The main entrance of Ngong Ping Village with the cable car at the background in Hong Kong


Walking with Buddha is another attraction to visit at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
Walking with Buddha is another attraction to visit at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


Walking towards to The Big Buddha Statue (Tian Tan Buddha) at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
Walking towards to The Big Buddha Statue (Tian Tan Buddha) at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


The line up of 12 Divine Generals statues along Ngong Ping Piazza at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
The line up of 12 Divine Generals statues along Ngong Ping Piazza at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


Statues of 12 Divine Generals can be seen at Bodhi Path of Ngong Ping Piazza in Ngong Ping Village of Lantau Island in Hong Kong
Statues of 12 Divine Generals can be seen at Bodhi Path of Ngong Ping Piazza in Ngong Ping Village of Lantau Island in Hong Kong


Line out of Statues of 12 Divine Generals can be seen at Bodhi Path of Ngong Ping Piazza in Ngong Ping Village of Lantau Island in Hong Kong
Line out of Statues of 12 Divine Generals can be seen at Bodhi Path of Ngong Ping Piazza in Ngong Ping Village of Lantau Island in Hong Kong


Bodhi Wishing Shrine is a popular attraction to make your wish on a wishing card at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
Bodhi Wishing Shrine is a popular attraction to make your wish on a wishing card at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


Ngong Ping arches can be seen as walking towards the Big Buddha Statue (Tian Tan Buddha) at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
Ngong Ping arches can be seen as walking towards the Big Buddha Statue (Tian Tan Buddha) at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


Different cable car design from different countries are displayed at Ngong Ping 360 in Hong Kong
Different cable car design from different countries are displayed at Ngong Ping 360 in Hong Kong


The Big Buddha statue (Tian Tan Buddha) is located nearby Ngong Ping Piazza in Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
The Big Buddha statue (Tian Tan Buddha) is located nearby Ngong Ping Piazza in Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


The bronze of Big Buddha Statue (Tian Tan Buddha) is the main attraction at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
The bronze of Big Buddha Statue (Tian Tan Buddha) is the main attraction at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


Paying respect to the God of Heaven with burning incense at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
Paying respect to the God of Heaven with burning incense at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


The Chinese Temple at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
The Chinese Temple at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


Paying respect to Buddha Gods at a Chinese Temple at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
Paying respect to Buddha Gods at a Chinese Temple at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


A Chinese Temple can be seen at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
A Chinese Temple can be seen at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


Dragon sculpture and the interior decoration of Chinese Temple at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
Dragon sculpture and the interior decoration of Chinese Temple at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


Dragon sculpture on a Chinese Temple and Lotus flower in the lake at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
Dragon sculpture on a Chinese Temple and Lotus flower in the lake at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


The Big Buddha statue (Tian Tan Buddha) is located nearby Ngong Ping Piazza in Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
The Big Buddha statue (Tian Tan Buddha) is located nearby Ngong Ping Piazza in Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


The Big Buddha statue (Tian Tan Buddha) can be seen on top of the mountain of Po Lin Monastery at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
The Big Buddha statue (Tian Tan Buddha) can be seen on top of the mountain of Po Lin Monastery at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


The Big Buddha statue (Tian Tan Buddha) is the main attraction at Ngong Ping Village on  Lantau Island in Hong Kong
The Big Buddha statue (Tian Tan Buddha) is the main attraction at Ngong Ping Village on  Lantau Island in Hong Kong


Buddha statues on the top mountain of Po Lin Monastery at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
Buddha statues on the top mountain of Po Lin Monastery at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


An upclose of Big Buddha statue (Tian Tan Buddha) after reaching to the top of the mountain of Po Lin Monastery at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
An upclose of Big Buddha statue (Tian Tan Buddha) after reaching to the top of the mountain of Po Lin Monastery at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


Feeling closer to the sky on top of Po Lin Monastery of Big Buddha statue (Tian Tan Buddha) at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
Feeling closer to the sky on top of Po Lin Monastery of Big Buddha statue (Tian Tan Buddha) at Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong


Heading back to Tung Chung MTR station by cable car after visiting Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong
Heading back to Tung Chung MTR station by cable car after visiting Ngong Ping Village in Hong Kong

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