Hike To Ngong Ping
Near our work, is a tourist site called Ngong Ping 360 which is the site of the Big Buddha. Normal tourists use the long cable car ride to ascend the mountain to reach said Big Buddha. However crazy hungover tourists i.e us decide to walk it.
After a few wrong turns coming out of Tung Chung station, no Amazing Race contestants here, we finally made it to the start of the rescue trail at the end of Yat Tung estate. It was a dizzy steep climb for the first hour up to the first cable car pylon but it did afford great views over the surrounding harbour and countryside. We followed the path of the cable cars ahead listening to the cable car passengers laughing and taking pictures as we counted off the hike markers. The walk took about 3 hours to the top where we made our pilgrimage to the Buddha and then had a vegetarian lunch at the monastery.
Great walk and highly recommended. Nice to know that nature isn’t too far away from Hong Kong.