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“The holy grail of cable car riding” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ngong Ping Village (Ngong Ping 360)

Ngong Ping Village (Ngong Ping 360)
11 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
852-36660606
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Ranked #18 of 392 Attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Trams, Lookouts, Cultural
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Ngong Ping 360 is a dynamic new tourism experience, which combines a stunning 5.7km cable car journey with an impressive cultural themed village and easy access to the Tian Tan Buddha Statue, the world's largest, seated, outdoor, bronze Buddha statue.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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“The holy grail of cable car riding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you're visiting HK for the first time, the Ngong Ping cable car ride is an excellent way of seeing the city from high above and understanding how Hong Kong is laid out (from Kowloon to HK Island). Without sounding like I'm stating the obvious, but try to go on a clear day. Otherwise, the fog can dampen the whole experience--no pun intended.

In spite of the cloudy weather and since I didn't have much time, I still opted to check out the cable car ride. We arrived at 4:30 pm so didn't have to wait in any queue. The agent did advise, however, that Big Buddha closed at 5:30 pm and the last ride would be at 6 pm. Again, we still decided to proceed due to our time constraints.

One positive thing about going late in the afternoon is that we were in our own cable car. As such, we stood up whenever we wanted, took in the views and didn't have to worry about other passengers. After we reached the 2nd tower, though, fog set in and we only had a few feet of visibility. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the peaceful chug towards Ngong Ping Village.

Once there, we hightailed it to the Big Buddha. We arrived around 5 pm and wanted to catch the Buddha before closing. It's hard to describe the scale of the Buddha, but you stand before it and just feel so small.....it was truly worth the effort to get there. By the time we finished our jaunt to the Buddha, we had to get back to the cable car to ensure we would be there before 6 pm.

On the way back, there were tiny souvenir shops, but I didn't really get to explore them. Guess there will have to be a next time.

We purchased a RT Standard Cabin ticket for HK$150. Not a bad price considering it's almost a 30 minute journey to Ngong Ping.

I definitely recommend this attraction to anyone visiting Hong Kong.

Visited March 2014
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“Functional services”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Cable car really spectacular, Buddah impressive and monastery very interesting but Ngong Ping village has the atmosphere of a theme park and is just a collection of shops, restaurants, cafés, and other tourist facilities. Necessary for numbers passing through but no interest in itself

Visited February 2014
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“A Great Day Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Brilliant and must visit. Makes for a good day out involving shopping, cable car ride and good entertainment. Our 5 year old son loved the glass bottom cable cars and it was a great day for our family. We loved the Village feel and walked up to the Buddha Statue. It was magnificent.

Visited July 2013
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“Hong Kong View from Cable Car thru the mountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

It was my first cable car experience thru the mountain then to see Giant Buddha. Suggested buy 1 crystal cabin & 1 regular cabin otw back. You can see the sea under your feet with crystal cabin. I never like the long long queue from the first place to buy the ticket & otw back.

Visited February 2014
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“markable holy place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

for praying and leasure, it's have unique legend and best photograph spot, can see entire island also have the best mountain air, that's different from other places

Visited December 2013
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