Ngong Ping: Lantau island

Ngong Ping is a village located in Lantau Island in Hong Kong. Near Ngong Ping can find Po Lin monastery, Tian Tan Buddha & The Wisdom Path

Ngong Ping es un pueblo localizado en Lantau Island en Hong Kong. A los alreadedores del pueblo se encuentra el Tian Tan Buddha, el Monasterio Po Lin y The Wisdom Path

HOW TO GET THERE

Bus

Following the same instructions posted for Tai O, one of the way to get here is by Metro + Bus. Take the metro to Tung Chung Station (Tung Chung Line). Once you reach to Tung Chung Station, take the exit B towards the bus station and grab the Bus 23. You will see some indications along the way to the bus station. The journey will take around 40 minutes and it costs around 17.20HKD (during holidays 27HKD). The views along the way will keep you busy for these 40 minutes.

Cable car

The expensive alternative is by Cable Car. Take the metro to Tung Chung Station (Tung Chung Line) and then take the exit B and follow the indications towards the Cable Car. The only inconvenience is the long queue to get the tickets. In my case it took about 1.5h on Saturday. If you are thinking to grab the Cable Car, I would recommend you to arrive as early as possible

The journey will take about 30 minutes and it costs 185HKD round trip (one way is about 130HKD). Also the views from the Cable Car are unique. Highly recommended during clear skies

Para llegar allí, coger metro hasta Tung Chung Station salida B. Seguir indicaciones hasta la estación de autobuses o teleférico, dependiendo del transporte que vayáis a usar. El autobús a coger es el 23 y cuesta unos 17HKD (27 domingos y festivos). El trayecto dura unos 40 minutos.

Para coger el teleférico, seguir indicaciones una vez saliendo por la salida B y sacar billetes en ventanilla. Ida y vuelta cuesta unos 180HKD y tarda unos 30 kinutos. Un sólo recorrido cuesta unos 130HKD. Recomendado utilizar teleférico cuando el tiempo acompañe

EXPLORING AROUND

Arrived to Ngong Ping Village, there are several ways to choose. Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery or The Wisdom Path.

Llegados a Ngong Ping, hay varios caminos a escoger para visitar Tian Tan Buddha, el Monasterio Po Lin y The Wisdom Path

Big Buddha

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Towards to the Big Buddha you will face about 270 stairs to reach to the platform. Highly recommended if you wanna enjoy of the views and take some photos. If the weather is clear, you will be able to see amazing views of the bay

Para llegar al Big Buddha hay que subir sus 270 escaleras hasta la plataforma. Desde lo alto hay vistas al valle justo detrás del Buda y vistas de Ngong Ping justo delante

Po Lin Monastery

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The visit to the Monastery will take few minutes, but is a must to see since you are already there.

Visitar el monasterio no llevará mas de 10 minutos pero vale la pena echarle un vistazo

The Wisdom Path

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One of the greatest part of Ngong Ping. Climbing down the stairs from the Big Buddha, you may turn the right direction and follow the Wisdom Path indications. There are indications along the way

“El camino de la Sabiduría” es otro de los sitios dignos de ver. Para llegar ahí basta con seguir las indicaciones justo a mano derecha después de bajar el Buda

After exploring around, you may find a path towards the Lantau Peak where you can see a viewpoint of the area. Good moment to take some photos.

I would recommend to walk a bit more further up to find better views of the bay.

Also along the way back to Ngong Ping there are some old/abandoned houses quite interesting for photography. Worth to have a look

Una vez acabada la zona de explorar, a mano derecha de The Wisdom Path hay un sendero que lleva hasta la cima de Lantau Peak. La subida es pesada pero vale la pena si sobran unas 3 horas. A lo largo del camino hay vistas increíbles del valle

Camino de vuelta a Ngong Ping hay unas casas abandonadas, ideales para unas fotografías

DETAILS:

  • Location: Ngong Ping @ Lantau Island, Hong Kong
  • Transportation chosen: Metro + Bus
  • Time spent: 3.5h (transportation time not included)
  • Season: September & December
  • Weather conditions: Sunny with some clouds on September. Cloudy on December
  • Score: 9/10

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