After a breakfast buffet, it was time to head to Lantau Island. I took the MTR towards the Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal for a ride on Ngong Ping 360 – a 25-minute cable car ride that takes you up to the island.
I opted to take the 360 Lantau Culture and Heritage Tour which includes the cable car ride, a tea demonstration, the Tai O Fishing Village with a visit to a stilt house, a brief visit to Po Lin Monastery, and a chance to see Big Buddha.
There are two types of cable cars – standard and crystal. I went with the Crystal Cabin which has a glass bottom. With the tour package, a standard cabin costs HK$430 per adult and HK$360 per child. The crystal cabin costs HK$490 per adult and HK$430 per child.
With my ticket in hand I got in line. The line wasn’t bad at all and with my purchase of the tour package with crystal cabin, I was put in a much shorter line with only a couple other people head of me.
It was a nice sunny day and we began our 25-minute ride up to Lantau Island.
The glass bottom was really cool. Definitely not recommended for the faint of heart. You could see the trees and various hiking trails.
The ride was smooth and there was a mild breeze. The views were spectacular.
We were getting close. We spotted The Big Buddha from a distance.
After exiting the cable car, you arrive at Ngong Ping Village.
The Linong Tea House is the first building you encounter once you enter the village from the cable car terminal.
There are several restaurants and food vendors throughout the village as well. I was plenty full from that breakfast buffet though, so I just looked around.
It was time for a tea demonstration, so I headed back to the tea house. Founded in 1984, Linong Tea House started the new tea product of Artistic Tea, also called Artistic Flower Tea.
The tea contains green tea, lily, and osmanthus.
The gorgeous flower is steeped in the hot water and creates a tea that is said to have several benefits like relieving cough, reducing thick saliva, and boosting lung health.
The tea was light with a nice floral aroma.
After the brief tea demonstration, we made our way to Tai O Fishing Village. Now this was something I was really looking forward to!
Linong Tea House
Ngong Ping Village