Ngong Ping 360: Off to Lantau Island

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.

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Ticket and Schedule

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.

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Crystal Cabins

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.

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Large Windows

It was a nice sunny day and we began our 25-minute ride up to Lantau Island.

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Cabin Ceiling
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Off 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.

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Glass Bottom
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Cable Cars

The ride was smooth and there was a mild breeze. The views were spectacular.

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Great Views
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Hiking Trail Below
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25-Minute Ride

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We were getting close. We spotted The Big Buddha from a distance.

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I See Big Buddha

After exiting the cable car, you arrive at Ngong Ping Village.

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Ngong Ping Village

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The Linong Tea House is the first building you encounter once you enter the village from the cable car terminal.

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Linong Tea House

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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.

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Japanese Restaurant
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Gelato Shop
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Durian Gelato

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.

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Tea Demonstration

The tea contains green tea, lily, and osmanthus.

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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.

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Artistic Flower Tea

The tea was light with a nice floral aroma.

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Flower Tea

After the brief tea demonstration, we made our way to Tai O Fishing Village. Now this was something I was really looking forward to!

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Ngong Ping 360
Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal
Getting There
Website

Linong Tea House
Ngong Ping Village
Website

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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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