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