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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is my 2nd time to Lantau Island, 1st time was 20 years ago which doesn’t has cable cars so travel by coach which was enjoyable as can see the prison, the villages with salted fishes and dry goods hanging on the backyard...etc.

We queued 45 mins for tickets on weekdays , booked crystal cable car pay HK 80 more (highly recommended, as it can shorten queue time especially on return )

We were 2 adults and 2 children age 4 and 13. As I was afraid of heights and worry my 4 yrs old may scare too... but it turns out fairly well.
Maybe we can see some plants under the cable car and the heights wasn’t that high.
The mountains were for hiking too.

We have our lunch near the entrance cafe , which wasn’t cheap, food were so so.
As we walked in ,there were traditional stalls selling beancurd , seasame pudding which were nice ,also has some food with cheaper price.
Should have eat our lunch there.

Managed to climb the stairs up to the Buddha. Is a nice place to visit and it serve some vegetarian snacks/meals but needed to buy the meal tickets before u climb up the stairs.

Although the cable car queue were long but it wasn’t crowded in the island, there were few cows and wild dogs sitting around.
Place was clean and toilets too.

Thank pocotan
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Come early.
The queue might me for 2 hours.
Buy only one way ticket on the way up.
Back to the city would recommend you to take a bus (35-40 min drive)
WiFi is free at the top, next to the cable car station.
Buddha mountain access closing at 5.30pm sharp, no way to negotiate to let you in after that time.

Thank vs931
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The cable car ride is enjoyable and gets you to the top of the mountain. If you ignore the industrial views at the beginning some are scenic.
It takes 25 minutes each way and you need no longer than 1 hour at the top unless you intend to spend time in the tourist shops on the way to the big Buddha.
We arrived at 12:15 and was informed that it would take 90 minutes in the queue but it actually took 3 hours 15 minutes at the bottom and another 2 hours queuing at the top to get back down. It is no wonder they keep you penned like cattle with no information because if there was an escape route I would have walked.
Don’t believe what it says on the sign at the top. It took most of one of my days on holiday which I could have spent better.

Thank Roy581
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The highlight of Lantau Island in the New Territories was Tian Tan, a majestic 34 m bronze Big Buddha. One easy way to visit this religious and popular attraction is via the Ngong Ping 360 gondola.

My friend and I sat for 20 minutes with 4 random strangers in the spacious cabin with our cameras pointing through the windows at the tropical surroundings. The 6 km cable car journey offered expansive breathtaking views of varying bodies of water…Tung Chung Bay immediately within our eye gaze, the South China Sea, and the Pearl River in the distance.

The 6 of us all gasped collectively shortly after being seated, witnessing a remarkable part of China’s journey into the future. We were in awe of the impressive newly built, yet sparse bridge link near Hong Kong’s International Airport. It was the grand opening of the world’s longest sea bridge spanning 55 km tying Zhuhai, China, to its’ two Special Administrative Regions of Macau and Hong Kong. The Chinese President Xi Jinping was in the country’s southeastern region for the ceremonious inauguration. 

Our day of sightseeing was expensive with the entertainment and transportation value of the gondola. The monetary cost provided a juxtaposition of skyscrapers and the island’s tropical paradise surroundings.

My eyes gazed upon jeweled greenish blue water and luscious forest foliage with a melodic waterfall humming in my ears as the sky ride traveled further up the mountain.

I was excited to observe sprightly hikers who looked eager rather than haggard, winding up summit steps of Phoenix Mountain.

The Big Buddha set below dreamy clouds tantalized us in the distance. It was everything that I imagined it would be.

I would highly recommend the relaxing cable car for the reasons listed above despite the excessive line ups and ticket costs. However, reviews of alternative commutes are equally good, and I wouldn’t hesitate to try the hiking trail or public bus next time I visit Lantau Island.

Thank brendabeachbum
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Basically Ngong Ping 360 is a cable ride. Each cabin could accommodate 8 passengers. And every hours there are thousands of tourists waiting in line to visit Lantau Island. I strongly recommend you purchase ticket online, to cut off an hour waiting in line, after you got the ticket, you still have to wait for another an hour to get onto the cabin for a 20 minutes ride. The view on the journey is rather spectacular. If you have time, this is a good activity. You need at lease 5 hours to visit the Big Buddha, if including Tai O fishing village and Ngong Ping village, it would be a whole day affair.

Thank Fanny L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The view, the monastery and the buddha deserve 5 stars. However, the lines to the ticket office and to the cable car took us 2h15m on the way up and 1h30m on the way down.

Thank Lars B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

During our trip to Hong Kong we thought we'd visit the Big Bhudda. Looking at the routes available, it was either the Ngong Ping 360 Cable cars or the local bus service.
Looking at the times, the cable cars were around 20 minutes and the bus was 50 minutes, so we decided on the cable cars which were the more expensive route but we wanted to see Hong Kong.
We took the MTR to Tung Chung which itself took 45 minutes from Sha Tin where we stayed, we got there quite early, so we thought.
When we got up to purchase tickets there was an enormous queue, speaking to the lady managing the queue she said “it was likely to be an hour” (It was more an hour and a half). There was a guide a that was selling a package that allowed to jump the queue, go to Tai O village and experience the available attraction on Lantau Island, at a cost but as we wanted to do our own thing we decided against it.
The queuing system to purchase the tickets was a shambles, it move but very slowly. When we finally purchased the tickets much to our disbelief there was a further queue to get onto the cable cars, the queuing system for that was probably even worse. When we finally got onto the cable cars the staff wanted to take pictures of you to make more money from you, by that time we weren’t in much of a mood to smile. All in all the cable car ride to Lantau Island was pretty good but we had lost over 2 hours just queuing to get there. Please remember there’s also a queue to get back to Hong Kong island.

Tip: Get there before 10am and purchasing an e-ticket doesn't mean you get to jump the queue.

Thank 10Kenzo
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The cable car ride was awesome, but be warned, we went on a Saturday & the queue to go up was 45 minutes but the queue to come back down was 2 hours. So pay the extra & buy a priority ticket to by pass the queue.

Thank r1gjwm
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just horrible waiting time despite pre-booked tickets! Never ever again!
Can’t recommend Klook where we ordered the tickets... absolute nightmare. Now queuing for 2.5 hrs and still waiting....

Thank julesm1181
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

They always let in group tour tourists into the boarding area. Even when the ticketing services are suspended due to boarding area over crowded, they continue to issue tickets for group tourists!

People without booking, people with booking through online, and people with booking through klook are forced to wait for more than an hour despite they are already there before 10am to queue for the tickets.

They are simply biased for group tourist to board and have no respect for free n easy travellers time.

Thank Scenic38965805678
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