The Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car is of course, an attraction in itself, providing some of the most beautiful views of Lantau Island and beyond as far as the South China Sea.
The 20-minute ride will take you over some of the island's most beautiful scenery. There are spectacular views of the valleys and greenery of the Lantau Country Park, the reservoirs and the sea, the Chek Lap Kok Airport and the complexes of high-rise buildings just going up in Tung Chung.
Pictures from our Ngong Ping Cable Car ride:
Leaving the Tung Chung Lower Terminal
Quite a sight as you leave the buildings behind...
And you float over the seas...
...Approaching the greenery of the peaks and valleys...
Catch a glimpse of Chek Lap Kok Airport...
And continue on over the hills and mountains...
There is also a foot path back to Tung Chung
Around the Bend is the First View of Big Buddha
And there it is... Tian Tan, the Hong Kong Big Buddha in all its glory
Approaching the Ngong Ping Village Terminal
The Crystal Cabin, as the name suggests, has a transparent three-layer 5cm glass floor, and it is just simply cool. If you're afraid of heights it might not be your thing, but otherwise, it really is an awesome feeling, and for the kids, it was the highlight of the ride. Here are some images, check it out:
Glass Bottom Floor of the Crystal Cabin
The Crystal Cabin adds another dimmension to the 360 experience
Waterfalls seen through the Crystal Cabin
How much does it cost? The Crystal Cabin is HK60 extra for a single trip journey. You can consider riding the Crystal Cabin one way and the regular cabin on the return trip.
Single ride for adults cost: HK 115 standard cabin, HK 180 crystal cabin.
For children and senior prices and round trip discounts see the official site here.
There is a VIP entrance for the Crystal Cabin and if the line for the regular cabins happens to be too long as it often is in the busy times, riding the Crystal Cabin is definitely an advantage to skip the wait.
You can also buy a travel pass that includes a round-trip ticket on the Ngong Ping Cable Car, the Airport Express and unlimited travel on the MTR for as low as US$50. Buy it in advance before you arrive and skip the ticket lines! Check out the Hong Kong Travel Pass here.
Discount tickets for both the standard and crystal cabins are available online through Klook.com a consolidator of transportation and attraction tickets. Just print your voucher and go!
Discount ticket prices for single journeys are as follows:
Also available are round-trip, children and senior tickets.
»» More Info and Booking Ngong Ping Cable Car Discount Tickets.
Likewise, if you are taking the Ngong Ping Cable Car from the Upper Station at the Village, there are very clear signs to point you in the right direction.
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