The Ngong Ping cable car ride connects Tung Chung with Ngong Ping and offers panoramic views of Lantau Island. Ngong Ping Terminal is right next to Ngong Ping Village – the best starting point to reach other Hong Kong attractions such as the Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, Tai O fishing village, etc.
10AM: There is no better way to kick off your Hong Kong trip than with the Ngong Ping experience. The place is famous for the spiritual insight into Hong Kong’s eventful History. Though it is hard to capture its vastness in words, Ngong Ping is home to the Tung Chung village, the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tian Buddha. Here you can indulge in meditating, hiking or even casually shopping for souvenirs. How to get to Ngong Ping you ask? Via a 25-minute cable car ride like no else in the world.
The cable car ride from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping should not be missed! Buy tickets to the crystal cabin which is glass-bottomed and allows you to see stunning views of the hills and treetops from your gondola. It helps to pre-book your tickets online, as there can be a long queue as the day wears on. I had booked mine on Klook.com for some discount.When To Visit And What To Carry
We had planned to visit the Ngong Ping and Big Buddha the next day. Again, starting early is a good idea as it takes some time to reach and buy the ticket for the cable car ride. We had to take the MTR from Jordan to Lai King, changed to Tung Chung Line and get off at Tung Chung. The ticket counter is right across. There are options of getting a glass bottom cable car (Crystal cabin) and it is worth the extra amount. You get a bird's eye view of the island and the sea. It is recommended to go one way by and cable car and return by the ferry. Very recommended to walk around the fisherman village where they preserve all sorts of fish and seafood. As soon as we stepped out of the 25 min cable car ride, we were greeted in to the beautiful and serene Ngong Ping Village. We spent the day walking around the island exploring the Big Buddha (climb stairs), the Po Lin monastery and the Ngong Ping piazza. We decided to take the cable car back to Tung Chung and then take the MTR to go to causeway bay in HongKong island. This place hosts a series of shopping centers. We ended the day by traveling back to Mongkok for dinner.
This is a cable car which takes you to Big Buddha, a symbolic temple of Hong Kong. Unluckily on the day I went there, it was closed due to maintenance. I took a bus to Big Buddha and it was worth it as I could see the wonderful country side of HK.