Hong Kong’s Big Buddha in Pictures
One of the highlights of both my Hong Kong visits was a leisurely ride through the mountains in a glass gondola. (Read my full travel story.) It was a relief after navigating the über crowded Victoria Harbour area. Whether your destination is the Big Buddha or you just want to take in the fog-laden scenery, riding in a glass gondola is a spectacular visual treat. The cable car links rural Ngong Ping with urban Tung Chung. We gladly paid extra to ride in the glass-bottom ‘crystal’ cabin to see fishermen waist-deep in the shallow bay, hikers the size of ants on the rugged train between mountains, and boats streaming across the water. (Book on the Ngong Ping 360 website to get 10% off. Though the website was down when I tried to do this, I simply asked for the discount at the ticket window.)
Read my list of 10 Things You Must Do in Hong Kong.
I bought a gorgeous Chinese blouse from the shop below!
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