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Sky-Land-Sea explore Ngong Ping & Tai O


Ngong Ping is located at southwest of Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong. There are Ngong Ping Cable Car、 Ngong Ping Village、 The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery in Ngong Ping.

How to get there :MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B, then take Ngong Ping Cable Car or take New Lantao Bus 23 from Tung Chung Town Centre.


There is a Citygate outlets in MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B. It is very convenient due there have supermarket, restaurant, shop and hotel.



This time visit Ngong Ping , I chose take Ngong Ping Cable Car. After exit from the MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B, it has the sign showed how to reach cable car station.



There has two kinds of tickets fee, one is standard Cabin, the other one is crystal Cabin.I chose Crystal Cabin.



Ready to go and please obey the rules, safety first.



The view of Tung Chung.



The bottom of crystal cabins is transparent. Picture 1 is sea. Picture 2 is mountain road and you can find out of the people to Ngong Ping by walking.



Through the cabin look up, you will find The Big Buddha.



From the begin up to arrive Ngong Ping need around 25 minutes.



NP360 is 10 top cable cars around the world.



Get off cable cars, arrived Ngong Ping Village. Over there has restaurant, shop and so on.


Walking along Ngong Ping Village, and soon you will see The Big Buddha.


Walk to The "Buddhist World in the South", will soon be arrive The Big Buddha.


Lined on both sides of the path are statues of the Twelve Divine Generals, as well as 40 lotus-shaped lanterns. The Twelve Divine Generals are regarded as protectors in Buddhism, and each is responsible for guarding a two-hour section of the day. In addition, they represent the twelve Chinese zodiac signs, as denoted by the different zodiac signs on their crowns -- CLICK



Buddhism shines I did not go up this time due to time limited.


Po Lin Monastery provide vegetarian food. Due time limited, I have not taste of it.

Afterwards, I took the bus to Tai O, it took about 10 minutes.

Tai O is located in the western part of Lantau Island. Long time before it is the most famous fishing village in Hong Kong. The Stilt Houses is one of the sign of Tai O, it is one of the most unique sights in Hong Kong, too.


Enter the village along Wing On Street.


First station, I came to the pier to take the boat out to the sea. If luckly we can see the Chinese white dolphin.


GOGOGO!


Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and General Rock.

The right hand side is the famous General Rock. General Rock is a landmark of Tai O, shaped like a General rests on the stone.


The sea and the sky blend together.


Tai O Heritage Hotel. Below hotel is the Tai O Police Station and it is one of the earliest police stations built in the New Territories. It is situated on a small hill next to the Tai O Ferry Pier.
The building was revitalised and converted into the Tai O Heritage Hotel in 2012. The hotel includes nine colonial-style rooms and suites with sea views and a roof-top restaurant serving Tai O specialties. The surrounding cannons, searchlight and guard towers have all been restored --CLICK


Old captain and Stilt Houses


The Stilt Houses is the symbol of Tai O.100 years before, Tai O is HKG fishing village and soldier stay place. Salt is also one of the important place.

From begining Tai O is the gathering place of fishermen, due fishermen grow fast and lack of security for live in land. So Tai O people chose to build their house on the stilts. Under this situation, made Tai O to be a different kind of place.


Boat and Stilt Houses


Tai O Stilt Houses


San Gei Bridge. It is a hot check-in location in Tai O.


Tai O with mountains and water.


Tai O old street , there has many seafood shops and Hong Kong snack bars.


Souvenir shop and milk tea shop.


One of the snack is egg puffs. It is time to go back Ngong Ping, because the cable cars will close in 17:30.


Down of the hill.


The sunset of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, it looks like a dragon in the sea.


Roughly the whole trip was settle, looking forward of the next trip.

This part takes about 3.5 hours, my own advice 4 hours is the best.
There is supply station on the way. You can choose to bring your food or drink.
                                       
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