Ngong Ping has a little bit of every part of Chinese culture, from traditional tea making to the fundamental tenets of Buddhism, and even over-priced souvenirs. But this walk is primarily a spiritual journey through the village, to the giant Buddha statue, sitting high on the hilltop.
Your guides are Cherry and Joyce, and while you walk, they'll share their stories and experiences. The walk ends at the Buddhist Kitchen, where you can go for a fresh vegetarian meal.
Allow enough time to make several stops along the way. It's best to take a whole morning.
Ngong Ping Village, Po Lin Monastery, Tian Tan Buddha, Wisdom Path
There are several ways to get there.
By MTR and cable car: Take the MTR to Tung Chung Station and take Exit B. Follow the signs to the cable car station, and take the 25 minute ride to Ngong Ping. This walk starts at the entrance, right where you disembark.
By bus: Bus number 2 from Mui Wo, takes about 40 minutes. Bus number 21 from Tai O, takes about 20 minutes. Bus number 23 from Tung Chung Town Centre, takes about 50 minutes. Bus number 1R from Hung ho Ferry Concourse, takes about 90 minutes.
Places to stop along the way:
Walking with Buddha, Stage 360, Motion 360, Po Lin Monastery, Tian Tan Buddha, Fun Walk, Wisdom Path, Lantau Peak
Best time to walk:
If you want to fully explore whole Ngong Ping, it is best to start the walk in the morning around 9-10. There's a lot to see, so we recommend allowing a full day.
The souvenir shops are quite pricey, and it may be more worthwhile to shop elsewhere.
The stairs to the Buddha statue can be hard on the knees, and there is wheelchair access clearly marked. However, if you take that route, you will have to play the audio files manually until you get to the top.
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