Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ngong Ping, Discover Hong Kong, Lantau Island

This was the second last day of our tour. For me, this was the highlight of our tour here. Ngong Ping is located on the Lantau Island. To get to Ngong Ping, you can take cable car (Ngong Ping 360). This covers a distance of more than 5 km and takes you to the Ngong Ping plateau at the top. The cable car ride is an experience in itself. You get great views of the mountains and the forest. One can get a bird's eye view of the Hong Kong airport as well.

When buying tickets for Ngong Ping 360 present your Ocean Park tickets. We got a 10% discount on the ticket price.

The things to see at Ngong Ping are the Po Lin monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha. You can also see the 'Walking with Buddha' and 'Monkey's Tale' shows there. Combination ticket can be bought while buying the cable car tickets. The Tian Tan Buddha is one of the tallest outdoor Buddha statues. A series of 240 steps takes one to the base of the statue.

There are a number of restaurants in Ngong Ping. Ebeneezer's serves delicious Indian food. Just loved it!!.

See photos below..