LANTAU ISLAND, HONGKONG ATTRACTION: NGONG PING VILLAGE
Lantau Island, considered as the largest island in Hong Kong and is almost twice the size of Hongkong Island, is one of the most visited places by tourists because of the variety of fun and adventurous activities found in the area. It is well-known for its majestic temples and monasteries, fascinating hills, scenic beaches, and the traditional fishing villages. One of the prominent places on this Island is the Ngong Ping Village. To be here, you will have to take the cable car leading to the site. Just note that you have to be in the place a little early if you do not want to be stocked in the long cue of lines for the cable car.
The Ngong Ping Village is located in beautiful and natural 1.5 hectares in the Lantau Island, in front of the Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal, Po Lin Monastery, and Hong Kong Big Buddha. This village offers an opportunity for locals and tourists alike to explore and discover the reach culture and heritage of Hongkong. It was initially designed and built to show the cultural and spiritual integrity of the entire Ngong Ping place.
The Ngong Ping Village is a themed shopping and dining area on the Lantau Island. A key feature of the village is its traditional Chinese architectural designs, offering plenty of photo opportunities.
Some of the attractions that are available in the area are the following:
You can enjoy the virtual reality this technology has to offer along with gameplay which you may choose to do, the Hide and Seek with Wuba. Have an amazing with Wuba and Friends from Monster Hunt 2 as you accomplish the game. Go around the streets and look for Wuba!
Walking with Buddha
This is an opportunity for tourists to get to know Siddharta Gautama, the man who became Buddha. This multimedia attraction allows the tourists to fully understand the life and the philosophies of life of the Buddhist religion. After trying this, you may opt to visit the Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery; both were built to honor and commemorate Buddha.
Are you a movie geek for a long time now? Or you are merely implying amaze on how movies work with such spectacular effects? Then this is the activity that you must try. Stage 360 uncovers the details and secrets of the screen movies making it as an educational and fun-filled activity.
This mind-blowing multi-sensory attraction enables the tourists to thoroughly indulged using all their senses (vision, hearing, smell, touch, etc.) by watching and joining different scenes and activities. For sure, this activity is perfect for those who are curious about almost everything.
Ngong Ping Island, all in all, is a place that tourists must visit in Hongkong. This is probably the reason why it is kind of difficult to buy tickets and go to the site during weekends and holidays. Not only it is culturally flourishing, but it also has high-technology adventures and experiences that would merely be enjoyed by every member of the family regardless of age. If you are planning to go to the Disneyland of Hongkong, then going to this place is equally exciting as that.
On the mountain ranges of the Lantau Island, a 34-meter bronze statue of Buddha sits on a lotus throne with his right hand raised.
One of the most prominent features of Lantau Island, is a 34-meter bronze statue of Buddha sits on a lotus throne with his right hand raised. It is one of the world biggest outdoor bronze seated Buddha, a landmark and a key tourist attraction in Hong Kong. The only way to see the Big Buddha up-close-and-personal is to walk all 268 steps. Taking 268 steps is not a joke especially for sedentary folks, but once you’ve reached the top you will be rewarded with an amazing scenic view of the Lantau Island. For the four of us, we never rush ourselves to reach the top. Once we’re tired we would stop and took pictures.
PO LIN MONASTERY: The village boasts several attractions including Walking with Buddha; Monkey’s Tale Theater and Ngong Ping Tea House. It also has a diverse array of retail, dining and entertainment establishments. Street performers entertain visitors with Kungfu demonstrations and acrobatic shows. Additionally, visitors can make wishes at the Bodhi Wishing Shrine and the Buddhist Po Lin Monastery.
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- NGONG PING VILLAGE, LANTAU ISLAND
- SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
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