The Ngong Ping Village

Ngong Ping Cable Car and The Big Buddha Welcome You Back!!!

Ngong Ping Cable Car has resumed Monday to Sunday service. The opening hours will be from 10am to 6pm.

Here's what's different after implementation of new safety and health precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19:

  • Only family and friends within the same group will be allowed to get in the same cabin. Ngong Ping 360 said it recommends only four to six passengers per cabin (half of the normal carrying capacity) to ensure sufficient space in the cabin, and every cabin will be cleaned using 1:99 bleach immediately after people disembark.
  • The cable car speed has been adjusted to provide more time to clean the cabins with 1:99 bleach before serving the next group of guests
  • Body temperature will be measured and only those with a normal temperature will be permitted to board the cable car.
  • Queing distance has been widened to maintain air circulation. You can purchase discount tickets via Klook.com and avoid the ticket lines
  • "Walking with Buddha", "VR 360" and "Motion 360" are temporarily closed.

For the latest measures check out Ngong Ping 360 FB Page.

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...

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Subway and Starbucks around the corner...

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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 Village.

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

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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:

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