Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hong Kong Photo Diary

Sitting in the window of my room in Hong Kong. Some moments are just magic.

It's fascinating how life changes so quickly and when you look back a year, things have completely shifted changing everything about your lifestyle. Is days like this that i'm so thankful for life, to witness the beauty of other countries, people and cultures. To be so blessed with this journey and to learn so much of the new experiences. 

One of the things I recommend to do while in Hong Kong is to go see the giant Buddha in Ngong Ping Lantau Island and get there on the 360 cable car.


What to do: Get to Ngong Ping Lantau Island (Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Terminal or Bus.

- By MTR: Take MTR and transfer to Tung Chung Line. Get off at Tung Chung station and take Exit B. Follow the signs and walk about 2-3 minutes to the Cable Car counter.

- From the Airport: Take the MTR Airport Express Train to Tsing Yi Station (fare HK$ 60 single journey [approx. 12 mins ride). Then change in Tsing Yi Station to Tung Chung line and get off at Tung Chung station.

- From Mainland China (Lo Wu/Lok Ma Chao): Take the MTR East Rail line to Kowloon Tong (approx. 37 mins ride). Then transfer to subway to Tung Chung station and  take the Exit B. Follow the signs and walk about 2-3 minutes to the Cable Car counter.
Alternatively, you can take the MTR East Rail Line to Sheung Shui (just one stop/ approx. 7 minutes/fare about HK$ 20). Take exit D1 and walk towards the bus stops. Then take Bus 279X to Tsing Yi MTR station. At the Tsing Yi Station change to the orange MTR Tung Chung Line (about HK$ 15) and stay till the last station.
Get to Big Buddha and Ngong Ping Village:
After you get to Lantau Island, you can choose the following ways to get up to Big Buddha and Ngong Ping Village:
- By Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car: For details about how to get up to Big Buddha by cable car, please refer to the article”Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car“.
- By New Lantau Bus No.23: The New Lantau Bus No.23 (air-conditioned bus) starts from Tung Chung Town Center to Ngong Ping Road. The ride is about 21 kilometers and takes around 50 minutes. Adult ticket price from Mon-Fri is approx. HK$ 17 and on weekends and holidays is approx. HK$ 27. Taking New Lantau Bus No.23 is an economic way of getting to Big Buddha as well as an alternative when Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car is broken or under maintenance. However, it takes longer time and is not suitable for those who have bus-sick.
Official Site of New Lantau Bus No.23: http://www.newlantaobus.com/road_23.htm
- By Taxi: If there are too many people waiting for either the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car or the New Lantau Bus, you also can consider hiring a taxi. Taking taxi to Big Buddha takes about 20-25 minutes and costs around HK$ 200.


“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.” -Flavia Weedn

Currently on my playlist:

Tell Her You Love Her // Echosmith
Holland // Novo Amor
Let It Go (Ghost Loft Remix) // The Neighbourhood
Changing of the Seasons // Two Door Cinema Club
Say My Name (ft. Zyra) // Odesza

Photos by Moi
Information source: http://www.nextstophongkong.com/big-buddha/

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3 comments

  1. amazing photos!
    malinda
    www.malindaknowles.net

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