The Ngong Ping
360 is a tourism project on Lantau Island
in Hong Kong
. The project was previously known as Tung Chung Cable Car Project before acquiring the Ngong Ping 360 brand in April 2005. It consists of the Ngong Ping Cable Car, a gondola lift formerly known as the Ngong Ping 360 Skyrail, and the Ngong Ping Village, a retail and entertainment centre adjacent to the cable car's upper station.
Ngong Ping 360 serves to connect Tung Chung, on the north coast of Lantau and itself linked to Central Hong Kong
by the Tung Chung rail line, with the Ngong Ping area in the hills above. This is home to the Po Lin Monastery
and the Tian Tan Buddha
, both already significant tourist attractions in their own right. Prior to Ngong Ping 360's opening, the only access was via a mountain road and bus service.
Ngong Ping Village:
The Ngong Ping Village, built next to the Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal, occupies a 15,000 square metre site and has been designed to mirror and uphold the cultural and spiritual veracity of the Ngong Ping area. Traditional Chinese architectural designs are a feature of the Ngong Ping Village, which contains an assortment of shopping and dining experiences, on top of a number of key attractions including Walking with Buddha, the Monkey's Tale Theatre and the Ngong Ping Tea House.