Of all the destinations in the world, Hongkong is the place I’ve been to the most. Sometimes, I end up going 4-5 times a year! But last January when I went with my family, it was different. I usually go to my favorite stores and restaurants in HK but never really toured to see what’s outside the city. I try to be more like a local when I’m there, when I should be a tourist.
My family only strated traveling out of the country 3 years ago. We would always stick to familiar grounds and never really traveled much but when we do, we make the most out of it, especially my dad. This Hongkong trip, we decided to go to Ngong Ping. When i heard we had to take the cable car, I WAS FREAKING OUT. I hate heights and I was afraid I’d faint so before the ride I kept praying. When I got there I just said to myself, “Eff it. Lets do this”. And hey, I’m quite proud of myself because I survived and actually enjoyed the experience. We got the cable car where it was glass on the bottom. In the next few pictures you’ll see how much my family and I enjoyed the whole ride.
After the cable car, we arrived at Lantau Island, and from after you can see Big Buddah already. We walked around the whole park and occasionally stopped at some stores and restaurants.
I was too happy!
The view of Hongkong was something else.
Rewarded myself with some donuts after that tiring adrenaline ride!
On the way to the Big Buddah..
That wasn’t Big Buddah :P
And there you have it the world’s tallest outdoor Buddah. You have to climb 268 steps to reach the statue. I also heard that if it’s a clear day, you can see Big Buddah all the way from Macau.
Tried on a couple of hats!
And along the way there were statues….
For the cable car — I suggest you guys go early cause the line can get long. We left our hotel at 9:30 and got to line up around 10:30, waited 10 minutes. Not bad. We left the right time. Plus walking walking around wasn’t so crowded. I also suggest you get the cable car with the glass bottom. It looks scary at first but really worth it!
If you plan to go early, bring a hat or sunglasses, and some extra water. You won’t encounter much shade while walking around the park. Plus if you plan to climb up the stairs to see Big Buddah.. You’ll really need the extra water :)
P.S. I salute all the bloggers. It’s no joke picking all the pictures. I had like 400 and had to trim it down to this! Whew! Will post more of my HK adventures soon.