Planning to go to Hong Kong with my husband in late October, we intend to go somewhere outdoor, and we found the Ngong Ping and the Po Lin seem nice.
And many people on the internet recommending to see the Po Lin.
Did anyone been there before? How is it?
And how should we get there?
These might be stupid questions, sorry for that, it's our first time heading to Asia.
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I was in HK 2 weeks ago and did the Ngong Ping 360 sky-land-sea day ticket for HK$180 which is around £15 or $25.
That involves getting a cable car from Tung Chng station on Lantau Island which is easily accessible by MTR from Hong Kong Island or Kowloon. Bear in mind the cable car doesnt start until 10.
The cable car takes around 30 mins and gives some amazing views of Lantau and Hong Kong. At the end of the Cable car trip you reach Ngong Ping village, which houses the Big Buddha which is a mighty impressive monument, as well as the Po Lin Monastery. Unfortunately when i was there the main hall was under renovations but its nice none the less.
The day ticket i bought also gives unlimited travel on Lantau Buses for the day and admission for a boat trip in the small stilt fishing village of Tai O. THe trip in the boat lasts around 30-45 mins, goes up and down the river and out into the South China Sea. The bus takes you directly from Ngong Ping to Tai O, there are also other locations in Lantau you could visit. I then headed back to Ngong Ping and took the cable car back down again and MTR into town. You could just as easy get the ferry from Lantau to central Hong Kong, just alter your ticket accordingly and dont book the return.
Personally i loved my day and would do it again should i go back to Hong Kong at any time. I hope you enjoy it too