Ngong Ping 360, which consists of a cable car journey and a themed village, is one of the must see attractions in Hong Kong travel. Close to the Hong Kong International Airport and only a few minutes’ walk from Tung Chung MTR Station, Ngong Ping 360 is conveniently located at Tung Chung on Lantau Island.
When in Hong Kong, one thing you definitely need to do is take this enlightening journey to see the Big Buddha at the Big Buddha Village in Ngong Ping peak.
You need to take the subway train all the way to the end and get off at Tung Chung. From there you find the Ngong Ping cable cars and get ready for a some awesome sights with the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Experience!
I do highly recommend you get the glass bottom cable cars also called the “Crystal Cabin Cable Car” for the coolest views from the top.
Journey to See Big Buddha: Glass Bottom Cable Car in Hong Kong
Equipped with a glass bottom, the all new Ngong Ping 360 Crystal Cabin is designed to feast your eyes with an astonishing bird’s eye view. Feel the magic of the boundless sea and the rolling grassland slopes right underneath your feet. The new perspective allows you to look at an extraordinarily uncluttered scenery, as if you are flying on your own. Such an amazing experience will undoubtedly spice up your Ngong Ping Cable Car journey. Enjoy this novel 360 degrees soaring experience with your friends now.
We purchased the full package called the “Journey of Enlightenment Package on Crystal Cabin” for $219 HK Dollars. This package included the Round Trip Ngong Ping Cable Car journey on a Crystal Cabin and entry to the “Walking with Buddha” experience and “Monkey’s Tale” Theatre attractions.
The glass bottom / crystal cabin was well worth it. I highly recommend this for any first timers out there. You get to see the 360 views from high up in the mountains, and you also get to look all the way straight down.
Oh and looking down we also noticed a nice pathway that goes all the way to the top, where Buddha Village is. They said that a rough estimate of the trek is about 4 hours longs. It looked like a very nice walk so I would also recommend that to any adventurers out there who want to try it. Maybe you can trek it up but then take the glass bottom crystal cabin back down.
As for the “Monkey’s Tale” Theater attraction, it was really something for kids. It was an animated short story about sharing that kids might like. Adults may find it too childish but of course, we all have different levels of maturity.
The “Walking with Buddha” experience on the other hand was pretty cool. It sort of told the story of how Buddha found himself and nirvana. It was an enlightening story with nice visuals and and overall good experience. I liked it so much that I event wanted to buy a souvenir (which I NEVER do). Until of course I found out that the Buddha quotes bookmarks costs $35 HK Dollars!!! It was then that I realized that Buddha was trying to rip me off. So I decided to find my own nirvana without a souvenir.
Other than that, you also get to see a very big Buddha statue if you make the short 15 minute walk up the hill. It was a fun little trek with lots of relaxing and tranquil surroundings.
The glass bottom cable car ride made the whole thing definitely worth it. What’s even cooler is that it’s a round trip thing so you get to experience it again on your way back.
The last cable cars leave at 6pm, so head up there early and then come back down to check out the City Gate Outlet Mall back at the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car entrance. Check out the food court called “Food Republic” for some really yummy finds!
When In Manila….. I mean….. when in Hong Kong, go head over to the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Experience! Be sure to get the Glass Bottom / Crystal Cabin Cable Car to really give you that 360 all around view of the sights from high up on the mountains. Also be sure to take the journey / that short hike up the hill to see the big Buddha.
Ngong Ping 360 Experience Cable Car Contact Info:
Address: 11 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3666 0606
Fax: (852) 2109 9179
Journey to See the Big Biuddha:
Glass Bottom Cable Car: 360 Crystal Cabin Ride at Ngong Ping Hong Kong