Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Day 2 in Hong Kong: Ngong Ping

It was our second day and the weather was a bit drizzling. After having our Filet-O-Fish from the Mcdonalds, we moved on to Yau Ma Tei station and departed to Tung Chung Station for Ngong Ping Trip.

Our train stopped in a mall called City Gate Outlet (Twice huge than Johor Premium Outlet). It is famous for their branded stuff at a very  low prices. Once we stepped out of the train, we saw a signage saying 'Cable Car to Ngong Ping is currently under maintanence'. Whaaaatttttttttt? That was one of the purpose we want to go to Ngong Ping! Everybody was sooo frustrated at that point in time. So, I decided to go to the cable car terminal to get some details. The terminal was located exactly next to the outlet. Once we reached there, They told us that we can go up there by bus instead since they did not know when the cable car will be running again due to heavy mist. We quickly decided to take the bus as we do not want to waste our time shopping in a mall which we can do the same thing back in Kuala Lumpur.

Our journey to the hilltop took about 1 hour. Some of us fall asleep along the way while others admiring the view of Lantau Island.

Entrance of Ngong Ping Village (Heavy mist with visibility less than 15m)

There are lots of this kind of statue up here..

Behind the mist there was actually the world's largest outdoor Buddha bronze statue..

 The world's largest wooden column.. There were 38 of them! They call this place Wisdom Path..
 One of the encryption on one of the column..Its a wisdom i think..

After severe walking and climbing, our stomachs started to grumble asking for lunch.. We went to Ngong Ping Theme Village (Outside the temple area) for some food. Found Ebeneezer's Kebab, a halal chain restaurant in Hong Kong..

One of the tastiest lamb briyani in the house!

The pizza look plain, right? Wait until u pull off one slice! Cheesy-ly amazing!

Once we were done with lunch, we went out the restaurant and saw the cable car was up & running! We quickly went to the ticket counter, booked one-way trip in a crystal cabin for all 9 of us (including baby Uzzy).

The crystal cabin waiting time was not that long as it was considered as VIP cabin.. hehe.. Once we got into the cabin, we were amazed by the glass we were stepping on it. Let the pictures below tell the story..

It was forest underneath our feet!

The cable car passed through mountain tops..

Look how baby Uzzy was chilling out~ Underneath him was actually a view when we move from the forest to cross the ocean..

View from the cable car,, It was almost raining!

Some souvenirs for us to take home..

We then went down and got on the train to our next destination, Disneyland.. Stay Tuned!

Lots of luv,

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