Collect your tickets and MTR pass at the Sha Tsui Ferry Pier and head out on an adventure that puts Hong Kong at your fingertips. Enjoy unlimited use of the MTR (Mass Transit Railway), including bus, light rails and trains using this Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo. Plenty of options means it’s easy to see all of the island’s top attractions. Use the easy to navigate MTR to travel between Hong Kong’s districts and the island’s 10 rail lines lead to places like Sheung Wan and Disneyland. The light rail is ideal for travelers trying to make their way to the New Territories.
Airport Express Pass (if option selected):
Use this helpful pass to get from Hong Kong airport to the city upon arrival and save the return trip for your departure.
There are four possible departure times for your Ngong Ping Village walking tour: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm and 3:15pm.
Option 1: One-day MTR Pass, Lantau Island Big Buddha Walking Tour and Ngong Ping Cable Car Ride (Standard Cabin):
Arrive at the Ngong Ping Cable Car and hop aboard to make your own way to the assembly point in Ngong Ping Village, where you’ll meet your guide. During the cable car ride, peer down from your standard cabin, enjoying the fabulous views as you travel across Lantau Island!
The 25-minute ride begins in Tung Chung, crosses Tung Chung Bay and gives you unforgettable vistas of the hills, the South China Sea, the Ngong Ping plateau and the Tian Tan Buddha.
Once you’ve met your guide, set off on your Big Buddha walking tour, heading first to Tai O fishing village to check out an example of a traditional fishing village home to the Tanka people. Hop aboard a boat for a brief ride around the village, where you can marvel at the homes built on stilts above the water and hear about the Tanka history as ‘fisherfolk’ (keep your eyes open for pink dolphins, too!).
Next, follow your guide to Ngong Pong Piazza, a plaza made up of four features – New Pai Lau, Bodhi Path, Di Tan and a Chinese landscaped garden – which enhance the traditional Buddhist design of Ngong Ping. As you walk, check out the statues of the ‘Twelve Divine Generals,’ who are said to be protectors of Buddhism.
Continue to Po Lin Monastery, the largest Buddhist temple in Hong Kong, and then finally reach the Big Buddha himself, siting serenely on the Ngong Ping plateau! After climbing the 200+ steps to get up to the statue, take a walk around the site. Admire the detail of the Buddha’s eyes, lips and raised right hand, and hear about its construction in the early 1990s (made of approximately 200 pieces of bronze!). As one of the tallest outdoor seated Buddha statues in the world, it’s one of Hong Kong’s most iconic sights and offers great photo opportunities.
Finally, end your walking tour in Ngong Ping Village, where you can browse the shops and restaurants and catch the cable car for your return ride.
Option 2: One-day MTR Pass, Lantau Island Big Buddha Walking Tour and Ngong Ping Cable Car Ticket (Crystal Cabin):
With this option, enjoy a round-trip ride on the Ngong Ping Cable Car from the comfort of a Crystal Cabin. With its glass bottom, the Ngong Ping Crystal Cabin provides you with unparalleled bird’s-eye views of Lantau Island and the surrounding scenery.
Option 3: Three-day MTR Pass, Round-trip Airport Express, Lantau Island Big Buddha Walking Tour and Ngong Ping Cable Car (Standard Cabin):
Upgrade to this ultimate Hong Kong travel pass combo to also include three days of unlimited travel on the MTR plus a round-trip ticket for the Airport Express. It's the perfect and most convenient way to travel and sightsee around Hong Kong!