Ngong Ping 360

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Ngong Ping 360 information

Prices
adult/child one way $86/44, return $125/62
Opening hours
10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 9am-6.30pm Sat, Sun & public holidays
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Lonely Planet review

Bringing the masses in ever greater numbers to Po Lin is the 5.7km Ngong Ping 360, a cable car linking Ngong Ping with the centre of Tung Chung (downhill and to the north).

The ride is well worth taking, offering spectacular views over the airport as it transports you from the high-rise apartments of Tung Chung to the more rural landscapes of Lantau. The lower station is just opposite the Tung Chung MTR station. Less appealing is the upper station, which empties onto the 1.5-hectare Ngong Ping Village just west of the monastery complex. A blatant attempt to commercialise the whole experience, it includes several themed attractions, including two Disney-fied regurgitations of Buddhist stories: Walking with Buddha and the Monkey's Tale Theatre . They cost $36/18/28 each for adults/concession, but you won't miss much if you skip these rather sorry audiovisual 'experiences'. The journey takes 20 to 25 minutes, each glassed-in gondola carries 17 passengers and the system can move up to 3500 people per hour.