Then, few meters away from the Tung Chung entrance platform, I caught a glimpse of those soaring beauties, gliding in the fog like suspended birds in trance, delicate and downright dangerous.
Riding these cable cars is the kind of thing I look forward on our visit in Lantau Island in Hong Kong, aside of course from seeing the Giant Buddha. I must say the cable car ride itself is surely worth the visit.
Up in the air, I am in awe. Wide eyed, so to speak, because the metal towers seems to be well built —but too thin. I hear myself wishing for a calm wind, since the only thing keeping us from crashing downward to the mountains are thin metal cables. We are hanging by a thread, literally.
|Hanging by a thread|
It is like riding a Ferris wheel, only it’s horizontal. Each cabin crawling on a bi-cable ropeway connected to a tower sitting on a mountain peak then another tower on the next peak and so on.
|Amazing view from Cable Cars passing Tung Chung Bay|
Maybe this is how it feels like being a kite.
|From the thick fog, they are magically appearing one by one|
Ngong Ping Cable Car Experience
|Ngong Ping 360 starting station at Tung Chung|
|Ngong Ping 360 ticket counters|
|Tourists queuing for their car at the starting station in Tung Chung|
|Cable cars passing a bridge connecting the islands|
|Glimpse of Tian Tan Buddha Statue upon approaching Lantau Island|
|Crawling cable cars circling the Tian Tan Giant Buddha Statue as if on a pilgrimage|
When I am up there riding the metal bird, and watching other tourists staring in awe, I feel like I am part of that piece of art: the many wonders of human genius.
I am really happy to experience such breathtaking aerial connection between me, nature and the powers of technology – a total travel experience.
Hong Kong is truly Asia’s world city.
» “The Moving Experience Begin” The NP360 Experience. Ngong Ping Cable Car. Ngong Ping 360 official website. [Retrieved: 27 March 2012]
» Hong Kong Tourism Board. “Ngong Ping 360” [Retrieved: 27 March 2012]
» Ngong Ping 360. Wikipedia Entry [Retrieved: 27 March 2012]
» Related News: Cagape, Elmer W. “HK: Ngong Ping 360′s latest mishap” Asian Correspondent.[Retrieved: 27 March 2012]
» Related Travel Experience: Cagape, Elmer W. “My Ngong Ping 360 Trip” [Retrieved: 27 March 2012]