Taking Ngong Ping 360 to Lantau Island

If you are travelling in Hong Kong, you must have heard of one of the famous tourist destinations called Lantau Island. Visiting Lantau Island has now become very convenient with the existence of Ngong Ping 360. Ngong Ping 360 provides cable car service between Tung Chung Town Centre and Ngong Ping on Lantau Island. 

Taking Ngong Ping 360 to Lantau Island

The journey on Ngong Ping cable car from Tung Chung Town Centre to Ngong Ping on Lantau Island will last approximately 25 minutes. You will be able to see breathtaking panorama of Hong Kong International Airport, mountainous terrain of Lantau Island, Tian Tan Buddha and the 360-degree view of the Ngong Ping plateau. That's why it's called Ngong Ping 360 I suppose. There are two type of cabins to choose from: (1) Standard cabin and (2) Crystal cabin. If you are willing to pay more to skip the queue, you may want to get the private cabin as the ticket will allow you to skip the entire queue to get your access to your cabin. Private standard cabin costs HKD3,500 while private crystal cabin costs HKD4,500. 

Cable Car Ride to Lantau Island Hong Kong

The Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) is clearly visible from inside the cable car. This will be our destination once we have reached Ngong Ping at Lantau Island. 

Tian Tan Buddha in Lantau Island Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha is a majestic bronze Buddha statue which is constructed at Po Lin Monastery. The statue took whole 12 years to complete

Big Buddha Lantau Island Hong Kong

You will need to climb the 268 steps to have a closer look at Tian Tan Buddha. In addition, you will be able to see the mountainous and sea views from its base. 

Tian Tan Buddha 268 steps Lantau Island

Tian Tan Buddha has drawn pilgrims from all over Asia and just at the opposite of the statue, lies the Po Lin Monastery where visitors can go to pray. There is also a popular vegetarian restaurant located inside the monastery. 

Tian Tan Buddha Po Lin Monastery Lantau Island Hong Kong

If you are taking the private cabin, the cost of the ticket covers the ticket for the multimedia attraction called Walking with Buddha in Ngong Ping 360. The multimedia attraction allows visitors to follow the life of Siddharta Gautama, the man who became Buddha, and his path to enlightenment.

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