Ngong Ping 360, which consists of a cable car journey and a themed village, is one of the must-see attractions in Hong Kong. Close to the Hong Kong International Airport and only a few minutes’ walk from Tung Chung MTR Station, Ngong Ping 360 is conveniently located in 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 on Ngong Ping Peak.
Take the subway train all the way to the end and get off at Tung Chung.
From there, you’ll find the Ngong Ping cable cars and get ready for some awesome sights on the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Experience!
I 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-degree soaring experience with your friends now.
We purchased the full package called the “Journey of Enlightenment Package on Crystal Cabin” for HKD219. This package includes 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 is well worth it. I highly recommend this for any first-timers out there. You’ll get to see 360 views from high up in the mountains, and you’ll 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 four hours long. It looked like a very nice walk, so I would also recommend any adventurers out there to try it. Maybe you can trek the way up and 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 an overall good experience. I liked it so much that I event wanted to buy a souvenir (which I NEVER do).
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 well worth it. What’s even cooler is that it’s a roundtrip 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, try 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
11 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau, Hong Kong