Ngong Ping 360 on Lantau Island
On our third full day in Hong Kong, we took a cable car ride on Lantau Island. There is a subway station right at the ticketing area. So we opted to take the subway there and back. It was very easy to navigate the subway system because everything is in both Chinese and English. It was easy to switch lines, and we arrived about an hour after we left our hotel.
Unfortunately, we did not purchase our cable car tickets in advance and had to endure an hour and twenty minute wait. Thankfully it was shaded because it was soooo hot and humid, even for a Florida gal.
You can purchase a crystal clear cabin, which means your cabin has a clear bottom. It was pretty awesome to see Tung Chung Bay right below your feet.
In addition to cable car tickets, we also purchased tickets for a short boating excursion around Tai O Fishing Village, which also required bus tickets for a 20-25 minute bus ride down the mountain to the village.
Life is very rural there, and the houses are all on stilts.
Our boat ride also took us out around the island for some pink dolphin spotting, only we could barely see them under the water. The boat ride was rough out in the open sea. Thankfully Havi squealed as if she was on a rollercoaster. She loved it. That was a relief because that boat ride wasn't for everyone. lol
Unfortunately we didn't plan well, arriving at Tai O Village at lunch time with nothing to eat unless you wanted to be extremely brave...something we were not going to subject the little dumplings to.
So our visit to Tai O Village was brief. We boarded the bus and took the 20-25 minute ride back up to Ngong Ping Village to eat there.
We picked up some Taiwanese food for the littles and Starbucks for mama and baba.
Then it was time to head over to the biggest Buddha in the world.
As we walked through the piazza on our way, Madeline decided to stop and pose. And her family photobombed her.
After such a long day, we were not about to purchase additional tickets to climb to the top. This was as close as we wanted to get with three tired little ones in tow. lol
Caleb and Madeline tried to help Havi look in the direction of my camera for photos. Some of the onlookers apparently thought this was funny.
It was a full day on Lantau Island. The views were spectacular, and the weather cooperated, for which we were thankful. I just wished we had eaten lunch at the Ngong Ping village before we took the buse ride down to Tai O Village because I had wanted to explore the area more after the boat ride. Lesson learned.