Hong Kong audio tour: Ngong Ping: Walking with Buddha

Ngong Ping: Walking with Buddha

Walking Tour

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20 mins
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1mi

About the Tour

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.

Tour Producer

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Joyce Chan and Cherry Chen

We are two travel writers from City University of Hong Kong. We both love traveling and exploring new places.

Major Landmarks

  • Ngong Ping Village

  • Po Lin Monastery

  • Tian Tan Buddha

  • Wisdom Path

Directions to Starting Point

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.

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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 of day

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.

Precautions

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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