If you are in Hong Kong, then in addition to Victoria Peak visit the island of Lantau (Lantau) and climb into the tourist Ngong Ping village to the Big Buddha. What is there such interesting? In fact, this place is quite a tourist, but – there is very beautiful because of the mountainous terrain. Five minutes walk from Tung Chung metro station and you get to the cable car station (Ngong Ping Cable Car), from where you climb almost to the top, and already during rise you can start to admire the mountain scenery, the sea, taking off by plane from Cheklapkok airport and altitude. Because the rise takes about half an hour, enough time, and take pictures, and plenty to see a lot.
The content of the article
- 1 Ngong Ping Cable Car – Ngong Ping Cable Car
- 2 Ngong Ping and Big Buddha
- 3 Paths of Wisdom
- 4 Civilized trekking
- 5 Information for visiting Ngong Ping and Big Buddha
Ngong Ping Cable Car – Ngong Ping Cable Car
In principle, I have already said everything above her. The rise takes about half an hour, there are different types of booths, for me a very worthwhile event, both because of the species and because of the process itself.
The queue at the cashier to the cable car Ngong Ping
Our people in Hong Kong – though landing and wrong, but ergoryuzkak
Everything is written in braille for the blind!
During the landing in the cabin must have a photo at the top will already ready
Clear Crystal Cabine
Food in the booth to the top
From the window views of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Cheklapkok Airport
Already the Big Buddha appeared
Ngong Ping and Big Buddha
Once on a mountain plateau, you find yourself in a themed village Ngong Ping. Personally, I turned out to do nothing there, so how is it just a few cafes, shops with clothes and souvenirs, so I immediately went to the statue of Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha or Big Buddha), perched on a lotus flower, and to which are 268 steps. They say it is difficult to rise, but I would not said can only if the person is completely aged or has health problems, besides, you can always relax. Parallel to the stairs there is a gentle climb for wheelchair users, I now constantly turn to such things attention and enjoy. The height of the figure itself is 34 meters, it is cast from piece of bronze, weight 250 tons, is one of the biggest statues in the world. Passing by is difficult, still from the cable car it will be visible from afar, and then also from it nowhere to hide. But everywhere there are signs, if you suddenly get lost. WITH areas where the Big Buddha sits will open up bonus views of the southern part of the island of Lantau for those who got here. Around the mountains lyapota, I recommend!
Ngong Ping and Big Buddha
Make a wish at the tangerine tree
All Asians terribly love to be photographed
800 rub boots
Small exhibition of cabins from other cableways
And the workers’ hats are the same everywhere.
Long staircase to the Big Buddha
Signs on arm and chest
Around the Big Buddha 6 virgins, symbolizing 6 qualities Buddhist
Around the mountains and such beautiful trees
New trend – take pictures on the tablet
Inside the statue is a temple, where it seems like the pieces are stored the real Buddha, which is why Buddhists flock here from all over of the world. It is felt that the place is namolennoe, despite the large flow tourists, and here somehow special is good and easy. You forget that there is a big and noisy hong kong nearby.
Path of Wisdom
Next to the statue of the Giant Buddha is a Buddhist monastery Lin (Po Lin Monastery), active and highly respected. I hurried and went on to the Wisdom Path. She is is a figure-eight path (symbol infinity), along which there are 38 huge wooden pillars 10 meters in height (split tree trunks) with carved on them in Chinese characters. Label data is Heart Sutra, an ancient mantra with Buddhist wisdom. I think Buddhists will be easier to evaluate this path, it looks unusual, but I expected a little more.
By the road an old house almost ate the forest
The Path of Wisdom in Nong Ping
10 meter wooden poles
Top stapled so as not to fall apart
Heart Sutra on the Pillars of the Path of Wisdom
Path of Wisdom (Wisdom Path)
Path of Wisdom Diagram – total 38 pillars
Stunning views of Lantau Island
Eight Path of Wisdom
As I understand it, usually on this trip to Ngong Ping many ends, however, the mountains here, it can be said, are streaked improved trekking paths, like Victoria Peak. Therefore, if there is a desire to try in comfortable conditions (the tracks are fairly flat and there are maps and pointers everywhere) walk and wander through the jungle, then here is the place and time. Of course, real tracking is far away, but I’m sure that The light version is no less interesting. Here he is Hong Kong! That rolled up in concrete, then natural-hiking.
There are really a lot of routes, ranging from a small circle around Ngong Ping (I had time to run), ending crossing the whole island overnight in a tent. Therefore often It is practiced to buy a ticket on the cable car just up, and go down down legs. I am very sorry that unknowingly bought a ticket right away back and forth, and arrived in Nong Ping already in the afternoon – managed get dark and it was no longer up to the descent on foot. However, nothing prevents I will come back here again with my family, a large supply time and a tent to hang out on Lantau Island for a couple of days and go through it all.
Lantau Trail – go around Ngong Ping
Some trees are signed
Camping – tent places near the Big Buddha
All around are mountains – Lantau Island
Stone steps are made in many places for convenience. hikers
Dead snake on the way
Through the jungle
View of the entire Ngong Ping and Big Buddha
The tracks in the mountains are numbered.
Hong Kongers have created good conditions for leisure for different tastes while that they have little space for this. Lantau Island is one of such examples, where, and the package tourists will have something to do, and lovers of walks and the starry sky.
Ngong Ping cable car at sunset
The descent to Tung Chung station is already dark.
Hong Kong’s Love Story at the Fountain
Information to visit Ngong Ping and Big Buddha
Ngong Ping official website – www.np360.com.hk
Opening hours of the cable car – from 10:00 to 18:00 on regular days, and from 9:30 to 18:30 on weekends. That is, on the descent she closes at 18-18: 30 and you need to come on time, otherwise you will have to stomp on foot, or go by bus / taxi.
Return fare: 150 HKD for children 75 HKD in a regular cabin, and if it is with a glass floor (crystal cabin), then 235 HKD and 160 HKD, respectively. One way ticket: in a standard cabin – 105 HKD and children’s 53 HKD, with a glass floor – 165 HKD and 113 HKD.
There is also the so-called package, when the ticket enters, for example, shuttle bus service to the Tai O fishing village. There At the top there is a small bus station, from where these buses go. The ticket can be booked in advance on the website and not stand in line. I stood for about half an hour, they say it happens even longer. There is also a second turn for landing, but all go to a cabin with a glass floor without the queue.
Cable car station is 5 minutes from Tung Chung Metro (Tung Chung Line, Hong Kong Metro Map), this the ultimate. There are other ways to get to Ngong Ping. For example, on bus 23, which is significantly cheaper. Bus The stop is located near the exit of the metro.
Inside the Big Buddha can only be accessed for a fee. There are not many people who want to, because there is nothing to see there. Right there yet you can eat vegetarian food for 70 HKD and 110 HKD, the price is not very budget.
The cost of food in the cafes Ngong Ping about 40-60 HKD (160-240 rub) and more per plate. I ate curry rice with vegetables for 40 HKD. Magnetic costs 35 HKD (140 rubles). Boots in the store surprised me its low cost – only 200 HKD (800 rubles), maybe they are some disposable.
At the top and bottom of the funicular station, free wifi is caught. True, if there are many people in the queue, it’s not a fact that he will work normally.
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