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A cable car experience to Lantau Island

I always get excited when riding a cable car … I don’t know why, perhaps because of the 360° panoramic view of the surrounding.

And I’m excited when we rode a cable car during our trip to Lantau Island. This cable car is a part of Ngong Ping 360 tourism project of Lantau Island.

Hong Kong trip - Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car - Crystal Cabin

Crystal Cabin

As I mentioned before in my previous post, the cable car started from Tung Chung Cable Car terminal, and there are two kinds of cable car that we could choose, the standard one and the crystal cabin one 😉

The queue for the cable car was quite long. The crystal cabin has a different queue with the standard cabin, but the crystal cabin will only show up after several standard cabins … So it’s same-same lah.

I didn’t realize that the cable way is 5.7km long, and yes … it does has a fantastic view. From above, we could see the Hong Kong International Airport from above, and beautiful panoramic view of Lantau Island. Approaching the Ngong Ping cable car terminal, we already could see the Buddha statue, which is called Tian Tan Buddha. Apparently, from the cable car, we could see that there’re some kind of trails from Tung Chung terminal, and also from Ngong Ping terminal. Not sure whether both trails are connected to each other in the middle, probably not! 😛
Hong Kong trip - Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car - A view from above
Hong Kong trip - Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car - A view from above
Hong Kong trip - Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car - A view from above

Ngong Ping TrailHong Kong trip - Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car - Ngong Ping Trail

Hong Kong International AirportHong Kong trip - Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car - Hong Kong International Airport

Tian Tan Buddha from the cable carHong Kong trip - Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car - Tian Tan Buddha

On our way back, I thought I will not see anything different, but hey, I saw this waterfall on a hill … The waterfall is not that close, so I needed to zoom in … 🙂Hong Kong trip - Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car - Waterfall

By the way, if you want to know, how does it feel to ride the crystal cabin, Keith Jenkins from Velvet Escape has recorded a video when he was up in the air 😉 … Interesting!! Here’s the video:


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  • mawi wijna

    How intresting! I already forgot when the last time I ride cable car. I already heard about the Buddha Statue of Tian Tan but not about the waterfall that you noticed on your cable car trip.

    • timothywp

      Haha … yes the waterfall was hard to notice .. The waterfall is not that big, so I really needed to zoom in 😀

  • OMG … I did this last year, and it was amazing (and a little scary) … halfway up it got intensely foggy, but it was totally worth it. Did you ride the glass bottom cable car?

    • timothywp

      Yesss … it’s an exciting 5.7km journey 😀
      We rode the standard one, not the glass bottom cable car. But would love to try that next time!!
      I bet it would be more thrilling haha … 😛

      • it is if you don’t have a fear of heights, like me! still, lots of fun! like your blog, btw!

        • timothywp

          Aahh, I think I should try it next time and feel the thrill! Lol …

          Thanks, Stephen … I also like your blog and your photos! Nice!! 🙂

  • LaViajeraMorena

    I also enjoyed riding the Ngong Ping cable car. It was an excellent place to take amazing shots 😀

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