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Is Ngong Ping Village Worth Visiting? Complete Guide to Food/Shops/Attractions

by Ryu_C@Central Lion Rock

Features of Ngong Ping Village

Do you know what Ngong Ping Village is? If you don't pay special attention, you may not even know the actual location of Ngong Ping Village.

In fact, Ngong Ping Market is located in a corridor connecting Ngong Ping Station and the entrance of the Temple of Heaven. It is a place where restaurants, restaurants and shops are gathered. If you plan to arrange a 3-hour trip to come to Tung Chung to experienceNgong Ping 360 Cable Car, and it is not necessary to take the bus back to Tung Chung immediately after arriving at Ngong Ping Station. Because in addition to enjoying the scenery along the way, you can also spend a little time shopping in Ngong Ping Market. In addition, you can also set off to pay homage to the Tian Tan Buddha, then buy some souvenirs at the Ngong Ping Market, or have lunch at the restaurant in the Ngong Ping Market, and then decide whether to take the cable car back to Tung Chung or take the bus to Tai O. Arrange a half-day trip to Tai O.

If you go to Ngong Ping Market for the first time, you may feel that it is an overly commercialized place. But from our point of view, if it takes a lot of time to take the cable car to Ngong Ping, but there is no restaurant or place to buy souvenirs, if it is just for visiting the Big Buddha, I am afraid that even the Big Buddha You don't even think about paying homage, but take the cable car back to Tung Chung directly. I even skipped the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car and spent my time on other attractions.

So sometimes it is necessary to make a trade-off between commercialization and culture. However, Ngong Ping Village does have a lot of room for improvement. I hope you will have a different experience when you come next time.

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Between the Ngong Ping Cable Car Station and the Tian Tan Buddha is where the Ngong Ping Market is located. (Click to enlarge the picture)

It is very easy to walk to Ngong Ping Market, as long as you get off at the Ngong Ping 360 cable car station, cross the circular square to find the location of Ngong Ping Market. You will first see different restaurants and shops, and then go straight to the direction of the Tian Tan Buddha. When you walk to the archway of Ngong Ping Market, it is the end of Ngong Ping Market, leading to the direction of Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery.

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After taking the Ngong Ping 360 cable car to Ngong Ping, you can walk to Ngong Ping Market. (Click on the picture to see more)
Lantau Attractions Ngong Ping Village
During special festivals, the big drums that symbolize different good luck will be moved to the square. (Click to enlarge the picture)
Lantau Attractions Ngong Ping Village
If you have time, you can take photos with different drums. (Click to enlarge the picture)
Lantau Attractions Ngong Ping Village
Go straight through different shops, and you can walk to the entrance of the Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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Although the area of Ngong Ping Market is not very large, it is enough for you to spend 1 hour shopping in different shops. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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Restaurant options at Ngong Ping Village

If you compare Ngong Ping Market with Citygate Outlet in Tung Chung, there are not many restaurants here. However, as a place for lunch and rest, Ngong Ping Market has a collection of coffee shops, dessert shops, and some restaurants selling simple food. For example, Man Kee Dessert, Starbucks, Subway, Ebeneezer's Kebabs & Pizzeria, etc., even if you want to eat something halfway, there are many choices.

However, it should be noted that since the restaurants here are relatively far from the city center, the costs of food transportation and wages are relatively high, so if you plan to have lunch here, you must be mentally prepared to spend a lot of food Budget.

Of course, you can also choose to go to Ngong Ping Market after having lunch in Tung Chung, and then spend your budget on buying different special souvenirs. Perhaps such an arrangement will be better.

Shops at Ngong Ping Village

In the shopping street of Ngong Ping Market, you can see shops with different themes and different types of souvenirs, such as Hong Kong Love, which specializes in selling Hong Kong-style design products, and Hong Kong Love, which specializes in selling incense sticks, Buddhist utensils and Buddha products. Walking With Budda, or some shops selling special chopsticks, crystals, and silver jewelry.

In addition, there is also a convenience store in Ngong Ping Village, so you don't have to worry about finding a place to buy drinks.

Among the many stores, we would recommend you to spend time in Walking With Buddha, because this store is relatively large and has more product styles. If you like some traditional Chinese design products, you You're sure to find what you're looking for.

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Walking With Buddha is one of the shops worth visiting in Ngong Ping Village. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Attractions in Ngong Ping Village

In addition to the shopping street in Ngong Ping Market, you can also pay to participate in the two programs of 360 Motion Cinema and Walking with Buddha in Ngong Ping Market. The fee is about HK$$40

Although the ticket fees are not very high, it is probably because the subject matter is not very attractive, so there are not many people who will actually participate. This is what we think Ngong Ping Market can still improve.

In addition, Ngong Ping Market also regularly holds different performances and exhibitions, such as the Yellow Duck Exhibition that once appeared, Shaolin Kung Fu performances, etc. If you have the opportunity to meet some special events, you can also spend a little more time Stop at Ngong Ping Village.

The most attractive attraction of Ngong Ping Market should be the herd of bison wandering around the Ngong Ping Market.

Because it is not easy to encounter bison in Hong Kong, but there are many bison resting near Ngong Ping Market, and it is very interesting just to see them grazing. But I also want to remind you here that these cows are only suitable for viewing from a distance and cannot be touched. At the same time, try to keep a certain distance from them. Because only in this way can we ensure that we will not be harmed by bison, and at the same time protect their living habits from being disturbed.

Simply put, it is enough to watch the bison from a distance. These bison will find their own food, and we don't need to feed them some food that is not good for them.

Bison at Ngong Ping Village
Apart from the different shops in Ngong Ping Market, the most attractive thing is the chance to meet bison. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Summarize

The Ngong Ping Market gives us the feeling that it is an ordinary shopping street with some souvenir shops and restaurants. If you don’t pay attention carefully, you will not notice that this is the Ngong Ping Market. Compared with shopping streets in other areas, Ngong Ping Market actually has a lot of room for improvement, such as holding more exhibitions or promoting it.

If you are riding for the first timeNgong Ping 360 Cable CarIf so, we would recommend that you spend some time shopping in Ngong Ping Market. However, if you have taken the Ngong Ping 360 cable car several times, you may choose a few shops you like to visit. Or you can be like us, after a short stay in Ngong Ping Market, then set off to the Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, Tai O, or other attractions on Lantau Island, and try to make as much time as possible within the limited time of the one-day tour. Visit more different places on Lantau Island.

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