Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Ngong Ping Cable Car Experience in Hong Kong

25 July 2009 - It was our second day in Hong Kong.  The weather was in a very good mood which gave us many hours of fun and excitement --- malling in the morning and visiting parts of Lantau Island after lunch.

There are several ways of transportation of reaching Lantau Island.

1.] One can take the MTR from Tung Chung Line to Tung Chung Station then ride the bus [No.23] to Ngong Ping.  Train plus the bus - you will need more or less 90 minutes to get to your destination.

2.] A ferry from Central Pier No.6 will take you to Mui Wo in Lantau Island.  From Mui Wo, the New Lantau Bus No.2 will take you to Ngong Ping.  Total travel time [ferry + bus) is approximately 2 [two] hours.

3.] If you do not have all the time in the world, then it is advisable to take the Ngong Ping Cable Car.  It will only take you 25 minutes to arrive to Lantau.  Way quicker than options 1 and 2.

We of course opted for the cable car ride which was my second cable car experience after the one I took from the Harbour Front Tower to Sentosa Island in 1993.

Going up to purchase our tickets

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The Ngong Ping Cable Car
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My turn!
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Enjoying the 360-degree picturesque view of the Ngong Ping Plateau from the cable car

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The spectacular panoramic views:
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And of course, there is also another option of getting there --- HIKE!  Better yet, take your four-legged friends with you.  Cute, ‘eh?

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The three musketeers  [Bebe, me and Lo] invading Ngong Ping Village on Lantau Island in Hong Kong

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Arrived safely in Ngong Ping

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Lantau’s Ngong Ping Village was fantastic.  We spent five hours there and enjoyed every minute of it.  Will definitely return one day!



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