The only way to experience the Big Budda (Npong Ping) is via the cable car located at Tung Chung. It is a fantastic way to travel up across Lautau Island, with great views of the Bay of Bengal and Hong Kong International Airport as you climb across water..
Standard cars take 8 people, and there is also an option for a "glass bottom" car for those not height scared
Once you get to the top, various shopping options are available, mostly souvenirs and trinkets, with places to also eat.
and of course there are the 200+ steps then up to the base of the Big Buddha.
Options to return include a) the way back via the cable car, or b) bus back to Tung Chung.
Occasionally the queue at Tung Chung to catch the cable car is excessive, so an option sometimes is bus to Big Buddha and then the cable car back..
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