Ngong Ping 360 in Hong Kong
Ngong Ping 360 is a cable car route and Hong Kong's third cable car system after the Mount Parker crane (dismantled) and the Ocean Park's mountaineering cable car system. Managed by the Hong Kong Railway Corporation, it connects Tung Chung and Ngong Ping on Lantau Island. Upon completion, Ngong Ping 360 is the largest crane system in the world.
English Name: Ngong Ping 360 in Hong Kong
Type: Hong Kong Scenic Area, Hong Kong famous spots & Hong Kong attractions
Best Time: All Year Around
Recommended Visiting Hours: 2-3 hours
Why is the Ngong Ping 360 in Hong Kong so Special?
At first, Hong Kong Metro called the crane system Tung Chung Travel Crane. The official name is Ngong Ping 360, which has been posted on the ticket vending machine and the road map. “360” in the name means that passengers can enjoy the scenery of Lantau Island 360 degrees inside the crane. Other nicknames include Tung Chung Cable Car and Ngong Ping Cable Car. Different from ordinary cable cars, Ngong Ping 360 is designed to be divided into three sections and needs to turn twice. The cable car route starts from the lift station located in Dongyong, first crosses Tung Chung Bay to reach the turn station at Chek Lap Kok, then turns 60 degrees to climb Mount Mile in North Lantau Country Park, then turns again at the turn station on Mount Mile hillside, and finally reaches the cable car station located in Ngong Ping.
Where is the Ngong Ping 360 in Hong Kong?
Located on Lantau Island, Islands District, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Main Attraction of Ngong Ping 360
Different from the cable car system in Ocean Park, Ngong Ping 360 adopts a double cable overhead crane design, which is similar to the cable car in the European Alps. The cable car system has eight cable towers, five of which are located in country parks. Cable towers are far apart, and cable cars with higher passenger capacity can be used.
The cable car is diamond-shaped and can accommodate up to 17 people, including 10 seats, with space reserved for wheelchair users. There are about 70 cable cars in the whole system, which can carry 3500 passengers to and from Tung Chung and Ngong Ping in each direction every hour.
Walk with Buddha
“Walk with Buddha” is a multi-media program that inspires the soul. Visitors can walk with Sakyamuni and learn about his life course of becoming a Buddha with great wisdom.
The process of “walk with Buddhism” ended in the “road of enlightenment”, where the origin of Buddhism and its spread throughout the world were introduced. Viewers could understand the true meaning of Buddhism and Taoism from various images and activities.
Ngong Ping Tea House
“Ngong Ping Tea House” is located in Ngong Ping Market. It is an elegant Chinese garden building. Tourists can enjoy the beauty of fragrant tea, traditional Chinese tea ceremony or the charming scenery around it.
Over the years, it has developed diversified products and now has 29 retail stores in the world. Ronghua’s aim is to promote the beauty of traditional Chinese cakes to visiting tourists and the whole world. Ngong Ping Tea House is located at Ngong Ping Market. Admission is free.
Ngong Ping Village
In the market, one can look up and see the Tiantan Giant Buddha not far away. All the way through Ngong Ping Tea House, walk with Buddha and Linghou Cinema, walk along the steps to reach Baolian Monastery, then go up to the foot of the Buddha.
How to Get There
From the City
By MTR: Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal is 2-minute walk from Exit B of MTR’s Tung Chung Station.
By Direct Bus: Take Bus E11 or E11A at Hong Kong Island, E21, E21A, E22, E22A, or E23 at Kowloon, get off at Shun Tung Road and it is just 10 to 15 minutes’ walk to Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal. Or take Bus E31, E32, E33, or E41, and E42 at New Territories and get off at Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal. On Sundays and Public Holidays, visitors can ride on New Lantao Bus 1R from Hung Hom to Ngong Ping.
By Taxi: The estimated journey time and taxi fare: 30mins and HK$290 from Central, 37mins and HK$220 from Tsim Sha Tsui, 31mins and HK$240 from Shatin. Note that these trips are subject to traffic condition.
From Hong Kong Int’l Airport:
By Bus: Catch Bus S1/S56 to Tung Chung Bus Terminus, which is next to the Ngong Ping Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal. The bus journey takes about 10-20mins.
By Taxi: A Lantau Taxi (blue) journey from Hong Kong International Airport to the NP 360’s Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal is around 10mins with a cost of around HK$35.
Useful Travel Tips
- The viewing time of Ngong Ping 360 is suggested to be in summer and autumn (foggy in spring and cold in winter)
- Please do not jump and swing during the operation of Ngong Ping 360.
- The emergency box of Ngong Ping 360 is located at the top of the car, and the key is located at the bottom of the car.
Tickets & Fares (HK$):
|Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car||Adults||Children (aged 3 to 11)||Senior Citizens (aged 65 +)|
|Round Trip (Standard / Crystal Cabin)||210 / 290||100 / 180||140 / 220|
|Single Trip (Standard / Crystal Cabin)||145 / 200||70 / 130||95 / 150|
|Ngong Ping to Tung Chung Standard Cabin +
Tung Chung to Ngong Ping Crystal Cabin
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