Hong Kong Trip: Disneyland, Ngong Ping 360 and Ngong Ping Village

Lantau Island is Hong Kong’s largest outlying island. Almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island, the place is home to the famous Disneyland and giant outdoor Buddha statue in Ngong Ping Village.

We spent one day in Lantau Island. We first wentto Disneyland after which we visited Ngong Ping Village. We were picked up by our tour guide with our service bus at around 8:30 AM. Travel time from Kimberley Hotel to Lantau Island is almost an hour.

Disneyland

Disneyland is located inside Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. It is made up of seven themed areas with different fun-filled rides.

You can take photos with some of your favorite Disney characters but at some instances, you have to wait for long lines.

Aside from exciting rides, there are also some shows to look forward to. We enjoyed watching the Festival of the Lion King. The show, which lasted for almost 30 minutes, offers live rendition of some of the favorite Lion King movie soundtracks including “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, “The Circle of Life” and “HakunaMatata”.

There is a fireworks display at 8PM but we were not able to wait for it as we headed our way to Ngong Ping 360.

Operating Hours and Other Info

Opening Hours:Sunday to Saturday, 10 AM – 8 PM
Address: Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Contact No.: +852 3550 3369
Website: http://park.hongkongdisneyland.com/

Ngong Ping 360 and Ngong Ping Village

Ngong Ping 360 offers a 25-minute cable car ride from Tung Chung to the Ngong Ping area in the hills where the famous Tian Tan Buddha (Giant Buddha) can be found.

You can choose to ride their standard, crystal (glass bottom) or private cabin. We chose to ride the standard one and we had a thrilling ride with a panoramic view of Ngong Ping plateau.

At the end of our six-kilometer cable car ride is Ngong Ping Village. It is a traditional Chinese village that also houses some shops and restaurants. Walking around, we found our way to the Giant Buddha.It is claimed to be largest bronze Buddha statueseated outdoor measuring 34-meter tall. We climbed almost 300 steps to get to the Giant Buddha.

We also found smaller statues surrounding the Giant Buddha.

Operating Hours and Other Info
Operating Hours: Weekdays:  10AM – 6PM, Weekends and Public Holidays: 9AM – 6:30PM
Website: http://www.np360.com.hk/

Tickets (Round Trip)
Standard Cabin – HKD 150 (Adults), HKD 75 (Children, Aged 3 -11)
Crystal Cabin – HKD 235 (Adults), HKD 160 (Children, Aged 3 -11)

How to go to Ngong Ping 360 from Hong Kong Disneyland?

From Disneyland station, we took the train and get off at Sunny Bay station after which we transferred to another train lane and finally landed at Tung Chung station. From Tung Chung, we walked to Ngong Ping 360.

Disneyland station is uniquely designed with a theme that speaks of Disneyland itself.

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