View From The Top

Ngong Ping Cable Car is a magical journey that must be tried at least once in a lifetime.

Lantau Island is the largest island in Hong Kong, the home of Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong Disneyland and Ngong Ping Village, and it is famous amongst locals for its unspoilt countryside, lush green valleys and giant outdoor Buddha statue.

When I travelled to Hong Kong a few months ago, Ngong Ping 360 was one of the destinations on my itinerary. This is one of Hong Kong’s must-see tourist attractions. Ngong Ping 360 is the ideal springboard for exploring Lantau Island by cable car, a visually spectacular 5.7-kilometre cable car journey that transports people from Tung Chung Town Centre to Ngong Ping Village.

My friends recommended taking the cable car to Ngong Ping Village because it offers amazing and unforgettable views of Lantau Island from the sky. I fell in love with the stunning views of Lantau Island from above.

The 25-minute aerial journey lets riders explore the culturally themed village and the Tian Tan Buddha statue, the world’s largest seated outdoor bronze Buddha statue. The cable car has Standard Cabins, Crystal Cabins, which feature glass bottoms, and Private Cabins. Private Cabins offer queue-free ticketing and priority boarding service, so you can enjoy the journey in comfort and convenience.

I rode in a Crystal Cabin, all the better to enjoy the stunning view. It was like flying through the lush landscape. During the ride I was treated to breathtaking panoramas of Hong Kong International Airport, Tung Chung Bay and the South China Sea. As we approached Ngong Ping Village, I was treated to lush green mountains and the Buddha statue up on the mountain in the distance.

After 25 minutes, we arrived at Ngong Ping Village. The village features traditional Chinese architecture, shopping, dining and entertainment. Dining in the village is a culinary adventure, with choices ranging from traditional Chinese cuisine to Western food. Nearby attractions include Ngong Ping Piazza, the Buddha statue sitting at the top of 268 steps, Po Lin Monastery and the Wisdom Path, which features an arrangement of 38 giant wood columns measuring eight to 10 metres long and a metre wide to showcase the calligraphy of Heart Sutra by Professor Jao Tsung-I.

Text by Grace Solarbesain | Photos courtesy of Ngong Ping 360

Ngong Ping 360
Tat Tung Road
Hong Kong
Phone. +852 3666 0606
www.np360.com.hk