Apr 25, 2012

Limitless Photo Opportunities On Ngong Ping 360!

Since its launch in 2006, no Hong Kong tourist attraction has drawn more excitement and press attention than Ngong Ping 360. An ambitious Hong Kong tourism project commissioned in 2004, several very public hiccups delayed the opened of Ngong Ping 360 until November 2006. Today, Ngong Ping 360 serves hundreds of tourists everyday, and is one of Hong Kong’s most sought-after tourist destinations.

Ngong Ping 360
Ngoing Ping 360 is a traditional gondola ride that stretches from Tung Chung, on the northern end of Lantau, with the hills of Ngong Ping. Delays, system failures, service suspensions, and crashes marked the first year of operation. Since 2007, there have been very few technical issues, and mostly positive reports from riders.


The Only Practical Connection to Ngong Ping

Before Ngong Ping 360 opened, the only access to Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha was through a bus service. That bus route is still open, and the ride winds through mountainous terrain for about 45 minutes before reaching the village of Ngong Ping. Of course, the bus ride won’t get you the sweeping ocean and sea views that a ride on Ngong Ping’s gondola provides.

The 5.7 kilometer long ride on Ngong Ping 360 lasts for approximately 25 minutes. On a clear day you’ll have magnificent views of the South China Sea, Hong Kong Intl Airport, North Lantau Country, and much of the Tung Chung Valley and Ngong Ping Plateau. Though your subjects will be moving targets, Ngong Ping 360 offers some of the best photo opportunities in all of Hong Kong.


Ride The “Crystal Cabin”

Ngong Ping 360 Tickets Photo
There are two options of cabins that you can ride in: Standard Cabin and Crystal Cabin. The Crystal Cabin has a glass bottom floor, allowing for a views of Hong Kong from all angles. Though the Crystal Cabin costs a bit more, we would recommend anyone who does not have a fear of heights to ride the thing – it’s an impressive experience. Standard Cabins are HK$2,700, and Crystal Cabins are HK$3,200, and both tickets are round-trip.


You Must See Po Lin Monastery & Tian Tan Buddha!

Ngong Ping 360 Image
Ngong Ping 360 may actually be the best attraction of the whole trip, but the reason why you’re traveling to Ngong Ping is to see its most famous attractions, Po Lin Monastery & “The Big Buddha”.

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