The Ngon Ping 360 is a tourism project situated on Lantau Island in Hong Kong that is currently owned by MTR; Hong Kong’s rail system operator. This first ever cable-car ride in Hong Kong takes place on 5.7km of bi-cable ropeway and takes visitors on a diverse and beautiful 25 minute ride through areas of some of the most breathtaking natural and manmade sights!
There are three different cabin services available for tourists; the Private Cabin Service, the 360 Sky Lounge, and the New Crystal Cabin. The private cabin is a choice to consider if one wishes to take the family and experience the many sights available on the scenic route. Such a booking will entitle you to attend the “Walking with Buddha” and “Monkey’s Tale” programs.
‘Walking with Buddha” excursion takes attendees through the life of Siddhartha Gautama leading up to his enlightenment through a variety of themed scenes and activities. The Monkey Tale Theatre showcases more comical entertaining narratives from the Jataka. The three monkeys that recite these tales will be sure to provide comedic and illustrative stories to entertain all young and old alike.
The 360 Sky Lounge offers a more elegant trip surrounded by lavish interior decorated with Crystallized Swarovski elements providing space for up to 8 people. This cabin also offers the opportunity to attend Walking with Buddha, listen in to The Monkeys Tale and give you the seclusion you need in comfort. This option would be ideal to consider if one is interested in taking a loved one for a romantic expedition to see Hong Kong’s attractions.
Speaking of attractions, ones holiday would be incomplete without visiting the two main attractions in the area; Po Lin Monastery and its extension, the Tian Tan Buddha. The Po Lin Monastery is a beautiful building that houses three Buddhist statues indicative of Buddha’s past identity present and future nature. This monastery also makes special wooden bracelets that cannot be found elsewhere as well as rare Buddhist scriptures. In addition, this place claims the property rights to a 34 meter tall bronze Buddha statue called the Tian Tan Buddha. This behemoth is surrounded by 6 bronze lotus’s symbolizing the 6 The Offering of the Six Deva’s. In addition to this there are three floors beneath the statue called the Hall of Universes, The Hall of Benevolent Merit, and The Hall of Remembrance.
The Ngong Ping 360 cabin ride experience is a wonder to behold and is sure to enthral any and all who wish to partake in this amazing once in a life time experience. After a fun-filled day in the area, it is important to relax in accommodation that lets one feel serendipitous. A 4 Star Hotel Hong Kong plays host to provide the luxury and comfort one seeks. Among the most luxurious would be a stay at the Hong Kong Boutique Hotel. The Cosmo Hotel is the number one contender because it is unparalleled in customer services throughout the region and offers discounts that simply must be taken advantage of.