Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

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About Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

Ngong Ping 360 is an enormous, fancy ride in Hong Kong that takes you up high in the sky! It’s a long, fun trip that lasts around 25 minutes and gives you amazing views of the island below, including the land, ocean, and sky. This ride goes for around 5.7 kilometers, which is a beautiful long way, and it interfaces two places called Tung Chung and Ngong Ping. At Ngong Ping, you can visit incredible places like the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha. The ride has different parts of cabins, like small rooms that fit up to 17 grown-ups each. And guess what? These cabins moreover have huge windows so you can see everything around you as you ride up in the air! 

One of the most incredible things about this ride is that it has two special stations where the cable car turns at a sharp point. It’s like a small adventure in the sky! On this ride, you feel like you’re flying high over the mountains of Lantau Island. And when you get to Ngong Ping, there’s a neat village with shops and places to eat. Plus, you can visit the Po Lin Monastery and see the Tian Tan Buddha, the biggest bronze Buddha statue you can find outside! This cable car is perfect for the environment and follows all the rules to keep everyone safe. And if you’re feeling extra brave, you can even ride in a special cabin with a glass floor called the Crystal Cabin. It’s like walking on air!

History Of Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

The Ngong Ping 360 cable car in Hong Kong started being built in 2004 and opened on September 18, 2006, as the Hong Kong government asked for ideas in 2000 to run a cable car between Tung Chung and Ngong Ping on Lantau Island for 30 years. These cable cars give you great views and allow you to travel 5.7 kilometers between Tung Chung and Ngong Ping in about 25 minutes. The cable car project began in 2004. It officially opened on September 18, 2006. It’s supposed to be one of the top tourist spots in Hong Kong. It follows strict rules to reduce light pollution and uses special glass for the cabin floor. 

Some people worried that the project would harm the environment, but the government promised to protect the area’s peaceful feeling. There were some problems too. But in 2007, a cabin fell from the cable during repairs. The MTR Corp took back control of the cable car from a company in Australia called Skyrail-ITM. Despite challenges and concerns, the Ngong Ping 360 cable car remains a popular attraction, offering breathtaking views and a memorable experience for visitors to Hong Kong.

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Tips for your visit to the Ngong Ping 360 Cable car 

  • Plan: Buy tickets online to save time and get a spot. You can also get a ticket with a designated lane to save time.
  • Arrive early: Try to get there after 8:30 AM to avoid the morning rush hour crowds and traffic. The cable car opens at 10 AM on weekdays and 9 AM on weekends and holidays.
  • Explore Ngong Ping Village: Before or after your ride, immerse yourself in the cultural atmosphere.
  • Take a Crystal or Crystal+ Cabin: For a unique experience, consider booking one of these cabins.
  • Respect the environment and other visitors: Take photos, but remember to be mindful of the environment and other visitors.

Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Tickets

Tickets for the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car include a 25-minute ride, access to the Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, and Tai O fishing village, and views of Lantau Island, the airport, the seascape, and Ngong Ping Village. Tickets are available for standard, Crystal, and private cabins; additional fees exist for these options. There are different kinds of tickets you can choose from. 

Free rides for infants 0-2 are our kind policy for the regular cabin. Children aged 3–11 can ride for free. The Upper-Class Cabin costs $270 round-trip and $155 one-way for seniors. The Standard Cabin costs $235 round travel or $195 one-way, while the Crystal Cabin costs $350 round trip or $310 one-way. To upgrade, the “Crystal+” option costs $395 for a one-way flight, while the “Standard Cabin” costs $280. So, go ahead and book your tickets online for a fantastic experience!

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How to arrive at Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car 

If you plan to visit the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car in Hong Kong, you’re in for a treat! This exciting attraction offers breathtaking views and access to iconic landmarks like the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery. Getting there is easy, with multiple transportation options available. To get to the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car in Hong Kong; you have a few options:

By MTR (Mass Transit Railway) – If you’re taking the MTR, hop on the Tung Chung Line (orange/yellow line) and head to Tung Chung Station. When you get off the train, just go out through Exit B. From there, it’s just a quick two-minute walk to the cable car terminal. The cable car operates from 10 AM to 6 PM.

By Direct Bus – Another way to get there is by taking a direct bus. If you’re coming from Hong Kong Island, catch Bus E11 or E11A. If you’re coming from Kowloon, you can take buses E21, E21A, E22, E22A, or E23. Get off the bus at Shun Tung Road, then it’s only a 10 to 15-minute walk to the cable car terminal.

By Blue Lantau Taxi – If you’re arriving at the airport, you can also grab a Blue Lantau taxi. It’ll take you to the cable car terminal in about 10 minutes.

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