If you’re planning a personalised Hong Kong holiday, why not soar high above the city skyline and explore Lantau Island with a voyage on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car? A short trip from the hustle and bustle of downtown Hong Kong, this exhilarating ride will take you to Ngong Ping Village, a cultural hub, which is always a hive of activity.
Introducing the Ngong Ping 360
The Ngong Ping 360 is a cable car, which takes you to Ngong Ping Village. From here, you can explore Lantau Island and you have access to a wide range of facilities, shops and tourist attractions. The journey takes approximately 25 minutes and it affords spectacular views of the Hong Kong skyline and the dazzling blue waters that surround the skyscrapers.
In Ngong Ping Village, you’ll find an exciting collection of tourist attractions in a setting that has been designed to reflect local culture and traditions. Popular experiences include the Motion 360 virtual reality attraction and the Walking with Buddha experience. This interactive presentation, which takes place next to Hong Kong’s Big Buddha, provides you with an opportunity to learn all about the life of Siddhartha Gautama and his journey to Enlightenment. The experience is designed to be informative, but it’s also bright, colourful and engaging. The story begins at the Bodhi Tree exhibit and moves through the forest to the temple.
From Ngong Ping, you can also discover the Po Lin Monastery and the Bodhi Wishing Shrine. It’s customary to fill in a wishing card and post it on the shrine to bring you good fortune.
Planning your trip
The Ngong Ping 360 cable car gives you the chance to explore Lantau Island, one of Hong Kong’s most popular islands. There’s a vast array of cultural activities and exhibits on offer and the journey is an adventure in itself. You can choose to book a standard ticket or travel in a crystal cabin, which has a glass floor. If you select this ticket, you’ll get amazing views of the sea, mountains and city below. You can book combined tickets, which save you money on attractions and experiences, or you could push the boat out and enjoy a private ride with your other half or your friends or family. Another popular option is a romantic sunset voyage. Whichever package you choose, you’ll have a fantastic day out and you’ll enjoy some spectacular views.