The Ngong Ping Cable Car

Ngong Ping Cable Car

The Ngong Ping Cable Car in Lantau Island is "the" way to get to the Ngong Ping Village, which is the home of some of Lantau's main attractions, Tian Tan the Big Buddha, and the Po Lin Monastery.

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.

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ride
from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping Village

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.

At the end of the journey you catch a glimpse of Tian Tan, the Big Buddha before descending into the terminal at the Ngong Ping Village.

Pictures from our Ngong Ping Cable Car ride:

Ngong Ping Cable Car
Leaving the Tung Chung Lower Terminal

Ngong Ping Cable Car
Quite a sight as you leave the buildings behind...

Ngong Ping Cable Car
And you float over the seas...

Ngong Ping Cable Car
...Approaching the greenery of the peaks and valleys...

Ngong Ping Cable Car
Catch a glimpse of Chek Lap Kok Airport...

Ngong Ping Cable Car
And continue on over the hills and mountains...

Ngong Ping Cable Car
There is also a foot path back to Tung Chung

Ngong Ping Cable Car
Around the Bend is the First View of Big Buddha

Ngong Ping Cable Car
And there it is... Tian Tan, the Hong Kong Big Buddha in all its glory

Ngong Ping Cable Car
Approaching the Ngong Ping Village Terminal

Crystal Cabin or Regular Cabin?

As if the rides and views are not spectacular on their own, Ngong Ping 360 added an "enhanced" experience with the Crystal Cabins which went first into operation in 2009.

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:

Ngong Ping Cable Car Crystal Cabin Glass Bottom Floor of the Crystal Cabin

Ngong Ping Cable Car Crystal Cabin The Crystal Cabin adds another dimmension to the 360 experience

Ngong Ping Cable Car Crystal Cabin Waterfalls seen through the Crystal Cabin

Ngong Ping Cable Car Ticket Prices - Discount Tickets

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 a consolidator of transportation and attraction tickets. Just print your voucher and go!

Discount ticket prices for single journeys are as follows:

    Standard Cabin Adult HK 115 HK 108 US$14
    Crystal Cabin Adult HK 180 HK 172 US$23

Also available are round-trip, children and senior tickets.
»» More Info and Booking Ngong Ping Cable Car Discount Tickets.

How to get to the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car?

How to Get to Ngong Ping Cable Car Station
The Ngong Ping Lower Terminal is accross from the Tung Chung MTR station. After you get off the MTR station, just follow the signs to the Cable Car, you really can't miss the huge station:
Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal

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.

Nearby Sights in Lantau Island

Don't miss any of the other nearby attractions in Lantau. These can all be done on a DIY day trip or a guided tour to the Island and will certainly cover most of Lantau Highlights:

Lantau Highlights: Ngong Ping Cable Car
The Ngong Ping Cable Car

Lantau Highlights: Big Buddha
Hong Kong Big Buddha

Lantau Highlights: Ngong Ping Village
Ngong Ping Village

Lantau Highlights: Po Lin Monastery
Po Lin Monastery

Lantau Highlights: Tai O Fishing Village
Tai O Fishing Village

Lantau Highlights: Wisdom Path
Wisdom Path

Lantau Island Day Trip

Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong. This day trip to Lantau Island will take you to some of Hong Kong's pristine beaches, traditional fishing vilages, lush valleys, soaring mountains and spiritual enlightenment.

The tour lasts approximately 8 hours with pick up points at several Hong Kong and Kowloon hotels.

Highlights include:

  • Giant Buddha
  • Po Lin Monastery
  • Vegetarian Lunch at Po Lin Monastery
  • Wisdom Path
  • Express ferry trip across Hong Kong's harbour to Lantau Island
  • Tai O fishing village and its traditional houses on stilts
  • Ngong Ping cable car journey from Ngong Ping Village to Tung Chung town.

Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong - More info and booking ››

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