Monday, April 14, 2014

TRAVEL: Ngong Ping 360 Hong Kong

 3rd day of our Hong Kong Trip is to visit the Ngong Ping 360,  a must-see attraction in Hongkong and also gateway to Lantau Island. 

At the picture above, it is the Cable Car that will be your way going to the Ngong Ping Village and see it on your own eyes the Largest Buddha. One of my to-do list before is to experience riding a cable car here at Hong Kong and finally got the chance to do it! This cable car will allow you to have a view of the Lantau Island that's why it is called 360. This is also close to the Hong Kong International Airport.

 It offers tourist attractions such as the Ngong Ping Village where you can see different Buddhist Temples, Chinese Houses, Restaurants and Buddha. We were able to taste their native delicacies and the Pancit which is also popular in the Philippines. They always have hot tea after every meal which I think is because from what I have experienced, most of their dishes are oily, so a hot tea can eliminate the greasiness after a meal. Also tea, is a healthy way also to lose weight.

Inside the Ngong Ping Village are different landmarks and infrastructure. This one at my back reminds me of some of the Chinese Actions movies familiar scene/spot where there's kung fu fighting or Jackie Chan will just come out anytime. The serenity of the place is just surreal and the weather is just perfect to walk into this beautiful village.

Got to take some picture with this statue that made me think that It will be alive anytime :-)

This place is serene, solemn and calm. A place to pray and just a moment of silence to respect the place and those in the same religion.

At the peak. Giant statues that kneels and prays for the Biggest Buddha.

From my behind is the actual stairways to the Biggest Buddha.

After several steps, finally we arrived at the Peak.

Definitely worth it! This experience makes me experience first hand the culture and the beliefs of Buddhists. We all were different because of the Religion but we are still one. This is one of my most unforgettable experience to-date. The place is just calm and surreal.

A must-see place where you are in Hong Kong. Our first plan was to visit Macau on our 3rd day but instead changed our itinerary to Ngong Ping and it was all worth it! 

Till our next trip!

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