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Ngong Ping 360: A complete guide to soaring over Lantau Island

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A gondola lift that soars you across Lantau Island, Ngong Ping 360 entertains you with more than just stunning views. Get to witness Hong Kong’s contrasting leafy canopy to its usual metro lifestyle. Listed as one of the top 10 cable car ride experiences in the world, Ngong Ping 360 lets you experience the stunning views of the island while taking you to cloud nine. Ngong Ping 360 cable car connects the city centre of Tung Chung, Lantau and Ngong Ping. Tighten your seat belts and fly by the waters of Lantau, the Big Buddha and the Ngong Ping village.

Ngong Ping 360 In a nutshell

Connecting the sea and the sky, Ngong Ping 360 gives you a panoramic view of the mighty South China Sea and the North Lantau Country Park. It stretches for 5.7 kilometers across the skyline of Hong Kong, making it Asia's longest double cable car. The ride starts from Tung Chung cable car station and crosses the Tung Chung bay before reaching Angle station on Airport Island.The cable car then takes a 60 degree turn towards North Lantau. Finally, you arrive at Ngong Ping Village. Ngong Ping is also very close to other famous tourist attractions in Hong Kong such as Po Lin Monastery and the Tai O Fishing Village. Take this calm and tranquil 25 minutes ride from bustling downtown to the lush and secluded Lantau Island.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 6 PM
Weekends and Holidays: 9 AM to 6: 30 PM
Note: Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride will be closed temporarily for scheduled maintenance from 14th May to 16th May of 2019.

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How does Ngong Ping 360 Work?

Ngong Ping 360 connects Tung Chung and Ngong Ping and gives you a winsome view of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. It is a safe and reliable double cable car ropeway which lets you enjoy your ride without being doubtful of your safety. Sitting in the cable car, you will be able to watch over the magnificent Hong Kong Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, Northern Lantau Country Park, the enormous Tian Tan Buddha and the modish Hong Kong International Airport. You can get your virtual 360 degree tour here.

Ngong Ping Cable Car Experience
360 Fun Pass
360 Buddhist Walk
360 Lantau Culture and Heritage Tour
360 Lantau - Sky, Land and Sea Explorer's Day Pass
360 Lantau Sunset Tour

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Sights and Attractions Covered along the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ride

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Sights And Attractions Covered

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The Big Buddha

This glorious outdoor bronze Buddha statue sits on top of the Mount Muk Yue, Tian Tan Buddha is only a 10-minutes walk from Ngong Ping Village. It is the largest statue of its kind. The statue measures a remarkable height of 34 meters. Visitors can ascend 268 steps to reach the three-storey pedestal to see the mejestic statue and enjoy Lantau from up there.

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Po Lin Monastery

Facing the Big Buddha, sitting on the Ngong Ping Plateau is the Po Lin Monastery. It is a world renowned Buddhist establishment known for its unique architectural style. The roof ridge is decorated with ornaments of dragons, pheonixes and animal patterns. It is the epitome of sublime architecture, Buddhist culture, sculptural art, tradition and modernity.

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Wisdom Path

Wisdom Path is a landscape installation of woooden columns inscribed with complete verses of Heart Sutra. Heart Sutra symbolises wisdom and completeness in its original language, Sanskrit. The 38 giant wood columns measure 8-10 meters tall and 1 meter wide. If you love hiking, make Nei Lak Shan country trail or Lantau trail your next stop from here.

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Ngong Ping Piazza

The Ngong Ping Piazza is the perfect place to start touring the culture and nature of Ngong Ping. As you arrive at the Piazza, you will be surrounded by Chinese structures that radiate antiquity; reflecting the northern architectural style of Qing Dynasty. The landscape garden of Ngong Ping Piazza is constructed to clone the design of Po Lin Monastery.

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Ngong Ping Trail

Ngong Ping Trail is 5.7 kilometers long that connects Tung Chung and Ngong Ping. Completing the trail takes about 4 hours to complete if you can spare time for a mid-way break. The alignment of Ngong Ping Trail is identical to the Ngong Ping Cable Car . The highest point of the trail is Nei Lak Shan from where you can witness an endless sky and mountainous terrain.

Suggested Itineraries

Family Fun

Spend quality time with your family and little ones on the Lantau Island with Ngong Ping 360. Choose between 4, 8 and 12 hours tours. You can enjoy Ngong Ping Cable Car, Ngong Ping Village, VR 360, Ngong Ping Piazza, Big Budhha during this tour.

Taste Hunt

Take a gastronomic tour with Ngong Ping 360 by boarding on Ngong Ping Cable Car, the visiting authentic eateries such as Li-Nong Tea House, Wo Kee Loong Snacks Express and Solo Balcony. Check out the street famous chargrilled egg waffles and shrimp paste at the Tai O street market.

Adventurous Hikers

For those who are gutsy and love exploring you can take the Ngong Ping fun Walk, visit the Wisdom Path, and spend some time at the Cheung Sha, the longest beach in Hong Kong. Walking the Lantau Trail and climbing the Lantau Peak are worthy feat to add to your hike.

Wildlife Lovers

Lantau is a preserved part of Hong Kong that retains its natural ecology and beauty. Ngong Ping Nature Centre, Ngong Ping Fun Walk, Tai O Yim Tin Mangrove Forest are places that must be visited if you love greens. Looking in on Tai O Cultural and Ecological Integrated Resource Centre and taking the Tai O Boat Excursion will inspire your inner animal lover.

Photography Lovers

Stop by Lantau trail, Wisdom Path, the Big Buddha, Ma Wan Chung Fishing Village, Po Lin Monastery and the Lion, Elephant and Tiger Hill for spectacular snaps.

Culture and Heritage

Drop in to Ngong Ping Garden Restaurant, the Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, Yeung Hau Temple at Tai O and Ngong Ping Village to experience the culture and learn the traditions of Lantau Island. Walk from Tai O street market to Tai O specialty market to taste and shop for the famous salted fish and dried shrimps.

Ngong Ping 360 Reviews

Overall a lot of fun for the family. Do take the glass bottom cable car ride up to Ngong Ping. You spend enough time in it to make it count. It's worth it.The cable car to the Ngong Ping is the primary attraction than the village itself. Up in the village too, it's the Tian Tan and monastery that adds to the glory of the town.

- ParagK85, TripAdvisor, May 2019.

This is an experience of a lifetime. This cable car ride is a must do here. It's the fastest and most convenient way to reach the Big Buddha on Lantau Island. Lush green Forest below, water bodies, it's really breathtaking. Children would enjoy it the most.

- 1teaspoonlove, TripAdvisor, April 2019.

Insider Tips

  • Cloakroom service is provided at Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal and Holidays 360 Information Center at Ngong Ping Village.
  • Time your round trip cable car journey so that you can cover attractions on the island.
  • Pregnant guests or guests who suffer from fear of heights, chronic illnesses, claustrophobia or other illnesses are recommended to consider their physical reactions before they decide to travel on the cable car.
  • The Guest Services Operators will assist wheelchair-bound guests to board the cabins. Cable car speed may also be slowed down to facilitate them in boarding.
  • A maximum of 17 guests can board a cabin where 10 can be seated and 7 can stand.

Ngong Ping 360 Directions

Practical information

Opening Timings

Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 6 PM
Weekends and Holidays: 9 AM to 6: 30 PM
Note: Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride will be closed temporarily for scheduled maintenance from 14th May to 16th May of 2019.

Getting There

The buses you can board to reach Ngong Ping 360 are E11, E11A, E21, E21A, E22, E22A, E23, N21. E31, E32, E33, E34A , E34B, E41, E42.

Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal is adjacent to MTR Tung Chung Station. It is a 5-minute walk from Exit B of the station.

You can fetch a taxi from your hotel or place of residence to Tung Chung.

You can drive your car to Tung Chung. There is no need to worry about parking as there is 24-hour car parking service is available near Ngong Ping 360 Tung Chung Cable Car. Terminal.