On our 4th day in Hong Kong, without parents, Reine and I excused shopping for a bit and planned the entire day for Lantau Island.
To get to Lantau Island, the easiest way is to ride Ngong Ping 360 a.k.a. cable car from Tung Chung, walking distance from Citygate Outlets mall. Expect the queue to get longer starting lunch time. I was expecting to fall in line for more or less than 30 minutes. But when I walked to the queue, with different sets of lines, in just 10 minutes, one of the counters called me, I paid our tickets and finished immediately. That was one pretty lucky line!! I turned back and looked at the line once again and boy they were irritated from that long period of waiting time. Whew, I just got lucky!
Ngong Ping 360 Ticket Price:
Standard Cabin / Round Trip
$165 (Adult)
$85 (Children 3-11)
$115 (Seniors 65+)
Crystal Cabin / Round Trip
$255 (Adult)
$175 (Children 3-11)
$205 (Seniors 65+)
We weren’t too picky with our cable car and didn’t mind the crystal glass bottom so we chose the Standard Cabin. Oh, and we wanted to save some bucks for our shopping money! Priorities. Hahaha!
It was a quick and safe trip to Lantau Island. 25 minutes to the island just to be exact. If you’re afraid of heights, riding Ngong Ping 360 won’t give you the shivers. It feels safe because of its built, stability and gentleness while moving.
We explored the largest island in Hong Kong all by ourselves. Took our time taking countless photos, without anyone complaining how OC we are with our shots. It was a total sister bonding moment for us! That was liberating! Hahaha!
There were activities and events at the island. For photo geeks like us, half day is not enough to maximize all activities at the island. I suggest, give it 1 full day, especially if you walk at an average speed.
You can’t miss out Hong Kong Egg Waffles when in Hong Kong. This famous street find is also available at Lantau island.
Starbucks everywhere, even in Lantau island! Sorry but we had to skip this sight and move on to the next one.
Anything kitty is a cutie for Reine.
The Po Lin Monastery, a world-renowned Buddhist establishment, is the center of Lantau Island. For us tourists, it’s a cultural sight to enjoy and take photos with. But for the Buddhists, this is a glorious complex where prominent structures are situated like Main Shrine Hall of Buddha, Tian Tan Buddha, Hall of Bodhisattva Skanda and Grand Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas.
Freedom jump! Every time I see a pleasant view with huge space, my freedom jump becomes a pre-requisite. Why? Because I believe… this planet is my playground. (Whut?!)
Look mom, we were good kids on the loose! :p
Have you tried visiting Lantau Island?
Share with me your thoughts! 🙂
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