|View from the top of Big Buddha|
This island is perfect for people who love mountains and cool scenery. It is more laidback than any other areas in Hongkong. HK Disneyland, Big Buddha, and Ngong Ping 360 (Cable car) are among the Hongkong attractions that are located here. If you are coming from Kowloon or Hongkong island, the easiest and cheapest way to get here is by MTR. Forget Disneyland, go to Big Buddha instead! To get to Big Buddha, you will have to get off on Tung Chung station and from there, you have the choice to either take the cable car(25 minutes from Tung Chung) or bus #23 (45 mins ride). We took the bus since the cable car isn't operating that day due to typhoon. It cost HK$18 (USD 2.40)/adult for bus fare to Ngong Ping.
|Tung Chung Station|
|Ticket Line to Bus #23|
Here's a video I took of the bus ride to Ngong Ping:
Before heading straight to where Big Buddha is, drop by Ngong Ping Village. It has a wide variety of shops and eateries.
|Entrance to Ngong Ping Village|
|View of Big Buddha from a distance|
|You up for some hike?|
Upon reaching the top, you are rewarded with awesome view of the mountain and bay area. You have the option to go inside the museum (inside the Buddha) for a fee or just explore the outer part of it. They will also offer you a lunch prepared by Buddhist monks for a reasonable price.
|Almost there! :)|
|View of Po Lin Monastery|