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
HOW TO GET THERE
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.
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
Arrived to Ngong Ping Village, there are several ways to choose. Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery or The Wisdom Path.
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
Po Lin Monastery
The visit to the Monastery will take few minutes, but is a must to see since you are already there.
The Wisdom Path
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
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
- 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