Did i mention this before? One thing I love the most about Hong Kong is the weather! It’s like the perfect weather for Asia. Sunny, blue skies, windy. I just wish we have the same kind of weather here in Singapore all day err day!
Okay. This post will be the last one of the Travel Throwback Hong Kong edition series, and I’ll continue posting on local delights or photo spots for NB.
NGONG PING 360 is basically one of the must visits for tourists in Hong Kong located in Lantau Island. Yes, it’s located in a separate island so going there, you gotta take a 20 mins high cable car journey. For acrophobias (unless it’s really extreme), don’t worry too much! The view will distract you from the fear. Just one tip though, don’t get the clear cable car then unless you want to enjoy the ride looking straight through a glass below your feet. Normal cable car will cost you about HKD 150/person.
How to get there: It’s really simple. I’d recommend taking the MTR as it MTR is really straight forward most of the time. It is located at Tung Chung MTR Station and from there, you’ll see the sign and you will need to walk for about 5 minutes away to reach the cable car point. TIPS! Book the cable car ticket online to avoid the queue! It’s gonna be hella long queue full of tourists. Especially on the weekends. If you forgot to do so, come early! Like literally, wake up early and come here when it’s open. My friend and I thought that we could easily get a ticket on the day itself thinking how bad the queue can get. But once we’re there only like 20 mins after the place was open, but there’s already a long queue. It gets worst towards the afternoon.
Ngong Ping is pretty much a very cultural area. It’s where Tian Tan Buddha Statue (it’s really hugee) is located. You gotta climb the stairs to get a beautiful view here. It’s free! Unless you wanna have a look at the inside, with a local tour guide. This place is breathtaking! Can’t say much more. Just enjoy the photos, or if not, go there and see for yourself!
After taking a minute (many minutes actually) break from climbing the stairs and enjoying the view, we decided to walk down the stairs and stroll around some more. There’s actually a whole lot more photo spots that you can take but unfortunately due to the tiredness (I THINK! hahaha) we didn’t even bother to take more. We’re hungry by then because we didn’t have a proper breakfast. HAHA Here, you can find a lot of street food shops that sells steamed corn, sausages, and all. Initially we didn’t want to get one until we found one that says err.. mountain water something (I forgot…..). Anyway, it is located on your right hand side when walking back towards the cable car from the statue. There, they sell a delicious bean curd mixed sesame paste. It’s really simple but I am telling you now – TRY THOSE! It’s really good. Below are some snapshots of the foods from that stall. Other stalls don’t really allow you to take snaps of the food they sell. So be careful. One uncle actually scolded me of not noticing the sign he put in front of his foods and he asked me to delete my photo right away in front of him.
So after a tiring stroll at Ngong Ping, we decided to take the cable car ride back to Tung Chung MTR and continue our journey to Avenue of Stars. It’s similar to the Holywood walk of fame where lots of Asian stars have their hand print and names embedded on the walkway. Of course, more than half of the name embedded there, I have no idea who they are. Heheh.. 😛
RIght after Avenue of Stars, we pretty much exhausted from 4 days of WALKING around Hong Kong. So we came home early to pack for our flight back home the next day. Did some last minute shopping back at Temple Street since it was near our apartment and that’s that!
I would definitely come back to Hong Kong one day to take more proper touristy shots and do more shopeeeeng.. Eeek!
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