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Picture-perfect Ngong Ping Village and Lantau Island

Hop on the Ngong Ping 360 Crystal Cabin and get ready to fill your feeds with some Instagrammable content! With picturesque sceneries and cultural attractions, a day trip to Ngong Ping Village and Lantau Island via the Ngong Ping cable car will definitely be the opposite of boring. Keep reading to find out our top picks!

About Ngong Ping 360
The Ngong Ping 360 cable cars are the best way to get to Lantau Island. With its glass windows, tourists are able to enjoy 360-degree views of Hong Kong’s natural wonders on the way to Ngong Ping Village and Lantau Island.

The Ngong Ping terminal is located about 40 minutes from the city via MTR, and is about an 8-minute ride from the Hong Kong International Airport.

1. Ngong Ping 360 Crystal Cabin

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Whether it’s your first or 9th time in Hong Kong, the classic Ngong Ping cable car ride never gets old. If you have yet to try the Ngong Ping 360 Crystal Cabin, now’s the time to do so! Aboard the glass-bottom cabins, you’ll be able to see more than just a panoramic views of Lantau Island’s natural wonders – catch sight of Hong Kong’s dazzling skyscrapers as well as the lush Ngong Ping Plateau.

When you book your Ngong Ping Crystal Cabin tickets from Klook, you get discounted prices and skip-the-line access!

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How To Get There:
By MTR to Tung Chung Station, Exit B. The Cable Car terminal is located adjacent to the station.

2. Bodhi Tree @ Ngong Ping Village

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As soon as you step foot inside Ngong Ping Village, you’ll be greeted by what is known as the “Tree of Awakening”, or the Bodhi Tree. This tree is decorated with hundreds of red-tagged wishes, making it a eye-catching photo op area. Before posing for a picture, be sure to hang your wish high up on the tree!

How To Get There:
From Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal (Exit B of Tung Chung MTR Station), take a 25-minute cable car ride to Ngong Ping. You will arrive at the Bodhi Tree right before entering Ngong Ping Village.

3. Wisdom Path

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Get the best of both worlds at Wisdom Path, which is both culturally enriching and insta-worthy! In the form of an infinity pattern, the Wisdom Path showcases 38 wooden columns with Chinese prayer verses engraved in each one from the Heart Sutra.

Though not as popular as attractions like the Big Buddha and the Monastery, we highly recommend dropping by this unique culture spot just at the foot of Lantau Peak.

How To Get There:
From Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal (Exit B of Tung Chung MTR Station), take a 25-minute cable car ride to Ngong Ping. From Ngong Ping Village, walk to Ngong Ping Piazza and follow direction signs. The Wisdom Path is about a 20-minute walk.

4. Tian Tian Buddha

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No visit to Lantau Island is complete without a picture with the famous Big Buddha – the second largest outdoor Buddha in the world! There are several photo spots across Ngong Ping Village and Lantau Island, but our top pick photo spot would definitely by the foot of the stairs. If you can manage to make an early visit, you might just score a photo op without all the other tourists crowding in the background!

How To Get There:
From Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal (Exit B of Tung Chung MTR Station), take a 25-minute cable car ride to Ngong ping. The Big Buddha is about a 10-minute walk from Ngong Ping Village.

5. Po Lin Monastery

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The Po Lin Monastery is located just down the path from the Big Buddha. Not only is this a popular attraction in Lantau Island, but it’s also a world-renowned architectural establishment. Adorned with intricate details and stunning patterns, a photo in any corner of this monastery fits in with any Instagram aesthetic!

How To Get There:
From Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal (Exit B of Tung Chung MTR Station), take a 25-minute cable car ride to Ngong Ping. The Po Lin Monastery is about a 10-minute walk from Ngong Ping Village, and a 5 minute walk from the Tian Tian Buddha.

6. HK Market Yat Tung

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The Hong Kong Market in Yat Tung isn’t exactly the first place you think of visiting for photo ops. However, after undergoing major renovation, the market is now decked out mimic the streets of old-school Hong Kong – think neon light street signs, graffiti, and vintage floor tiles.

So if you get the chance to drop by Yat Tung on your way back from Ngong Ping, be sure to drop by the Hong Kong Market for a quick photoshoot and some delicious delicacies!

How To Get There:
From Tung Chung MTR Station, take Bus no. 38 to reach Yat Tung Shopping Centre. The Hong Kong Market is located at the Ground Floor of the shopping centre.

7. Sunset Peak

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Take a break from the bustling city and trek up to the third highest mountain in the country! Whether or not you’re a seasoned hiker, the Sunset Peak hike will be a truly enjoyable one, no matter which of its three different paths you take. At the end of the hike, you’ll be rewarded with stunning sights and a chance to be amongst the clouds.

How To Get There:
From Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal (Exit B of Tung Chung MTR Station), take a 25-minute cable car ride to Ngong ping. Head to the direction of Wisdom Path behing Ngong Ping Village, then hike up the Lantau Trail leading up to Sunset Peak.

8. Ngong Ping Piazza

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Can you really say you’ve been to Lantau Island without a photo at the popular Ngong Ping Piazza gate? This plaza connects four of Lantau Island’s most famous tourist attractions: the Po Lin Monastery, the Big Buddha, the Ngong Ping Village, and Wisdom Path.

Surrounding the village, you’ll also find the Bodhi Path and a beautiful garden where you can also snap a couple of photos!

How To Get There:
From Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal (Exit B of Tung Chung MTR Station), take a 25-minute cable car ride to Ngong Ping. The Piazza is about a 5-minute walk from Ngong Ping Village

9. Lantau Peak

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For anyone who loves the outdoors, you’ll be enamoured by Lantau Peak’s beauty! It’s the second tallest peak in the country, with some stunning views to boot – from the Hong Kong International Airport all the way to Hong Kong Island. And if you don’t mind a morning hike, you’ll be rewarded by the most gorgeous sunrise view in this side of Hong Kong.

If you’re a beginner, you might want to check out Klook’s Lantau Peak Hike package. You’ll be accompanied by a guide all the way to the peak during sunrise.

How To Get There:
From Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal (Exit B of Tung Chung MTR Station), take a 25-minute cable car ride to Ngong Ping. Follow direction signs and walk towards Lantau Trail to start your hike up Lantau Peak!

10. Tai O Fishing Village

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Travel 15 minutes from Ngong Ping Village to Tai O Fishing Village, the oldest fishing village in Hong Kong. Not only is it a popular tourist attraction in Lantau Island, but this culturally rich attraction is also home to the Dragon Boat Water Festival and loads of delicious local delicacies!

Hop aboard the Tai O boat and get a glimpse of local life, the iconic stilt houses and the General’s Rock.It’s also the perfect opportunity to snap your shots!

How To Get There:
From Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal (Exit B of Tung Chung MTR Station), take a 25-minute cable car ride to Ngong Ping. The Ngong Ping Bus Terminal is about a 5-minute walk from Ngong Ping Village. Take the New Lantao Bus no. 21 to reach Tai O Bus Terminus and will take about 20 minutes until you arrive at the fishing village.

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