Ngong Ping 360
Basic Facts of Ngong Ping 360
Chinese Name: 昂坪360 Pronunciation: áng píng 360
Journey Time: 25 min
Building Time: 2004-2006
Suggested Visiting Hours: 1 Hour
Address: Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
Building Function: Tourists can take it to have a tour of Lantau island
Admission Ticket Fee
(aged 65 years or above)
(aged 65 years or above)
1. Free for children under 2 years old(including 2 years old).
2. Do not jump while the cable car is moving.
3. The emergency kit is on top of the car and the keys are under it.
4. Suggested visiting seasons are summer and autumn(There is heavy fog in spring and cold weather in winter)
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Introduction of Ngong Ping 360
Cable Car Route
Ngong Ping 360 is one cable car route and the third cable car system in Hong Kong after the Mount Parker Cable Car (dismantled) and the Ocean Park Cable Car system. It is operated by the Hong Kong Railway Corporation and connects Tung Chung and Ngong Ping on Lantau Island. Now, Ngong Ping 360 is the largest cable car system in the world. Originally named Tung Chung Travel Cable Car, the system is now officially known as Ngong Ping 360, which has been posted on ticket vending machines and road maps. “360” in the name means that passengers can enjoy a 360-degree view of Lantau in the Cable Car. Its other names include Tung Chung Cable Car, Ngong Ping Cable Car, etc.
Ngong Ping 360 is 5.7 kilometers long and takes 20 minutes to get to Ngong Ping, which can save over 40 minutes than taking The New Lantau Bus Line no. 23 from Tung Chung via Tung Chung Road.
Unlike the Ocean Park cable car system, the Ngong Ping 360 was designed with a bicable gondola lift as the same design as the cable car in Alps, Europe. The cable car system has a total of 8 pylons, 5 of which are located within country parks. The pylons are far apart from each other, and the cable car with higher capacity can be used. The car is diamond-shaped and can accommodate up to 17 people, including 10 seats. Wheelchair space is also reserved. The system has about 70 coaches and can carry 3,500 passengers per hour in each direction between Tung Chung and Ngong Ping.
It takes about one hour to get to Ngong Ping via Tung Chung Road. However, only 20 to 25 minutes’ ride by the Tung Chung Cable Car, you will enjoy the breathtaking views of the North Lantau Country Park, the South China Sea, the Hong Kong International Airport, Tung Chung Valley, and Ngong Ping Plateau. You will also enjoy magnificent views of the Temple of Heaven Buddha and Po Lin Monastery on the Ngong Ping Plateau. Unlike ordinary cable cars, Ngong Ping 360 was designed to be divided into three sections, requiring two turns. The journey starts from the Cable Car Station of Tung Chung and crosses Tung Chung Bay to the direction turning station at Chek Lap Kok. After turning 60 degrees, it crosses Tung Chung Bay from the other side of Chek Lap Kok climbing to another turning point near Mak Lai Shan in North Lantau Park and finally arrives at Ngong Ping Cable Car Station.
Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal is located next to Tung Chung Station to facilitate the transfer of passengers from downtown to Tung Chung Cable car via MTR Tung Chung Line. The station building will be a new landmark of Tung Chung Town Centre with a small shop selling souvenirs and an avant-garde design in keeping with the Tung Chung New Town environment. Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal is located on the Ngong Ping Plateau, adjacent to the world-famous Giant Buddha and Po Lin Monastery. The simple design of the station building matches the natural environment nearby. It needs less than 5 minutes’ walk from Ngong Ping Village to Ngong Ping Cable Car Station and the planning of this village is in line with the Tung Chung Cable Car in the tourism development plan.
History of Ngong Ping 360
Project of Ngong Ping 360 started in February 2004. By April 2006, the construction had been completed and was expected to be in service by the end of June, 2006 however, it was suspended from service due to a number of accidents. It was opened to the public again on December 31, 2007.
Hong Kong Disneyland is divided into five theme parks, namely Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land. In addition to the park, you can stay at a Disney theme hotel, have a buffet with Disney friends, and even swim with Goofy in the pool. In this the holiday , add this wonderful trip to your itinerary.
Tiantan Giant Buddha on Lantau Island
Tiantan Giant Buddha
Lantau Island is Hong Kong’s largest island, covering an area of the size of two Hong Kong Islands. One can take a bus from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping. The scenic Lantau Peak and Sunset Peak between the wooded hills and rolling hills remain pristine. The coast to the south boasts many headlands and bays, and the Giant Buddha of the Temple of Heaven sits on a three-tiered altar. The face of the Buddha, cast in original bronze, is magnificent and solemn. Visitors can climb up more than 200 stone steps to pay homage to the Giant Buddha.
It is close to The Hong Kong International Airport and has convenient transportation between the urban areas. The pavilion consists of 10 column-free pavilions, including one of Hong Kong’s largest indoor multi-purpose pavilions with a seating capacity of 13,500 spectators.
Ngong Ping Mart
Ngong Ping Mart
Ngong Ping Village exhibits the customs and culture of the Ngong Ping area. It occupies an area of 15,000 square meters and is close to Ngong Ping Cable Car Station and Tiantan Giant Buddha. Its architecture and landscape design reflect the unique cultural atmosphere and spiritual outlook of Ngong Ping. In addition to the special scenic spot “Walking with Buddha”, you can also taste the characteristic foods and buy the characteristic souvenir.
How to Get to the Scenic Area to Take the Ngong Ping 360
E11、E21、E22、E23、E31、E32、E33、E34A、E41、E42, take off at Shundong Road stop, only a 10-15 minute walk to Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal.
Take MTR and get off at Tung Chung Station, exit B. And then walk toward southeast about 70 meters along the HING TUNG ST., turn left, walk about 580 along the Tat Tung Rd to the destination.
Chinese: 请带我去昂坪360缆车站。English: Please take me to Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Station.
If you go to Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Station from M1 Hotel Mong Kok, It takes about 30 minutes (230 HK$).
If you go to Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Station from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, it takes about 30 minutes (230 HK$).
If you go to Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Station from Hong Kong International Airport, it takes about 10 minutes (60 HK$).
Ngong Ping 360
authorName23242: Ling Cheng
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