The Ngong Ping Village

Ngong Ping Village

The Ngong Ping Village was created at the top of the Ngong Ping plateau to accomodate the influx of tourists now flocking to the Big Buddha and the Ngong Ping Cable Car and is therefore fairly new.

Even though it is built in the old traditional style, it is by no means an "old village" and this is what dissapoints some of the visitors who expect to see something more "genuine" and less "commercialised".

It has somewhat of a theme park atmosphere, complete with souvenir shops, tea houses as well as fast food outlets offering both Western and Asian fare, including Subway and Starbucks.

Ngong Ping Village
There are specialised souvenir shops like this Peking Opera Shop...

Ngong Ping Village
Many kinds of Souvenir and Knick Knack shops...

Ngong Ping Village
Tea Houses and wide choice of restaurants...

Ngong Ping Village
Subway and Starbucks around the corner...

Ngong Ping Village
You find more souvenir shops right outside the Main street of the village on the way to the Monastery

There are also audio-visual attractions that re-count Buddha's legends and stories, including the Monkey's Tale Theater and the Walking with Buddha Show. They are both short 15 minute spectacles.

Walking with Buddha at Ngong Ping Village

The Village is well appointed and with all its modern facilities, serves as the central point for the many highlights and tourist attractions in the area and serves also as a transportation hub.

Ngong Ping Village Attractions Main points of interest are well marked and easy to find

The Ngong Ping Village is connected via the Ngong Ping Cable Car to the Tung Chung lower terminal which is linked via MTR to the rest of Hong Kong.

Visitors can easily find their way to two of the plateaus main attractions, the Hong Kong Big Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery which are a quick five minute walk from the Village.

A visit to the Tai O Fishing Village is a short 15-minute ride away from Ngong Ping.

Getting around to other parts of Lantau is easily done, bus lines and taxis are available at the Public Transport Interchange.


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 Day Trip from Hong Kong Adult US$137 Child (2-11) US$112 - More information and Booking ››

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