Tai O Itinerary

Topics: Lantau Island, Tung Chung, Ngong Ping Pages: 8 (2114 words) Published: April 13, 2013
Itinerary for Tai O, Lantau

09:30Pick up at hotel
10:00Ngong Ping 360 – Cable Car
10:40Ngong Ping Sightseeing – Ngong Ping Village and Big Buddha

12:00Lunch at Po Lin Monastery
13:00take Transport to Tai O
13:30Arrive at Tai O

13:30Tai O City Walk – Tai O Temple / Cultural / Workshop 14:30Tai O Sightseeing – Boat trip for Pink Dolphin
15:00Heritage Hotel and High Tea

16:00take Transport to Palm Beach
16:30Arrive Palm Beach
17:30Sunset Boat Tour

18:00----- End of the day -----

09:30Pick up at hotel
The hotel located at Hong Kong International Airport takes around 20 – 30 min by Public Transportation to the Ngong Ping 360 located at Tung Chung City.

10:00Ngong Ping 360 – Cable Car
Ngong Ping 360 is destined to be one of Hong Kong's 'must see' tourist attractions on Lantau Island. Preserving the natural ecological environment and features of the Ngong Ping area and converging the custom and culture of the Lantau Island.

Ngong Ping Cable Car is a visually spectacular 5.7 km journey, travelling between Tung Chung Town Centre and Ngong Ping on Lantau Island. Visitors will enjoy panoramic views of the Hong Kong International Airport, South China Sea, the Tian Tan Buddha Statue, as well as the flora and fauna of North Lantau Country Park.

Ngong Ping Cable Car is a long bi-cable gondola lift system (referred to by its operators as a "cable car") linking between Tung Chung (where it connects the MTR Tung Chung station) and Ngong Ping (where the Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddhaare located). Between the 2 terminals at Tung Chung and Ngong Ping, the lift system runs across the southern shore of the Hong Kong International Airport island and Nei Lak Shan, with 8 towers including the stations and 5 of them located within the country park.

Cable Car Fare
Round Trip Adults Children (aged 3 -11) Seniors (aged 65+) Standard Cabin $125 $62 $98 Crystal Cabin $188 $125 $161 Crystal Cabin ex TC & $168 $106 $142 Standard Cabin ex NP

Single Trip
Standard Cabin $86 $44 $70 Crystal Cabin $130 $88 $114

10:40Sightseeing – Ngong Ping Village and Big Buddha
Ngong Ping Village is built next to the Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal, occupies a 15,000 square metre site and has been designed to mirror and uphold the cultural and spiritual veracity of the Ngong Ping area. Traditional Chinese architectural designs are a feature of the Ngong Ping Village, which contains an assortment of shopping and dining experiences, on top of a number of key attractions including Walking with Buddha, the Monkey's Tale Theatre and the Ngong Ping Tea House. Chinese New Year, Christmas and the three days of Buddha's birthday are among the most crowded days.

Tian Tan Buddha, or also called Big Buddha is one the top sightseeing point in Hong Kong. It takes 3 years time to build the Buddha by 1990 and completed in 1993 located on Ngong Ping Lantau Island, in front of the Po Lin Monastery, the largest bronze statue in the world. To celebrate this completion, there is a lighting ceremony at the 1st open day and the 15th of the Lunar Calender.

There have 6 small bronze statues next to the Big Buddha, as called "The Offering Of Six Devas", those statues offer different stuffs to the Big Buddha. Tourist can view this scence by taking 268 steps on top of the Lantau platform. Next to the Buddha, there is a Po Lin Monastery, which is the Buddhism Sanctum in Hong Kong. Inside the monastery there are some rest area and lotus pools, and take anothere view to look back the Big Buddha.

Under the Big Buddha, there have Merit Hall, Dharmadhatu Hall and Memorial Hall. There have 4 painting in the Merit Hall, it was talking about Shakya Muni (Big Buddha) which were about his birth, enlightenment under the Bodhi...
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