The 5.7-km cable car ride, which opened to the public on September 2006, is popular among local and foreign tourists because it provides easy and quick access to the hills of Ngong Ping from Tung Chung town centre. It is the easiest way to reach one of Ngong Ping's most famous attraction, the gigantic Tian Tan Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery. The cable car journey also offers spectacular views of the Hong Kong International Airport, South China Sea, the Tian Tan Buddha Statue, and the North Lantau Country Park.
Built next to the Ngong Ping Cable Car Upper Terminal and near the and near the Giant Buddha is the Ngong Ping Village. This 1.5 hectare themed village features authentic Chinese architecture and landscaping to mirror the cultural and spiritual background of the Ngong Ping area.
Aside from the interactive audio-visual attractions, Walking with Buddha and Monkey's Tale Theatre, there are also cultural presentations such as kung-fu demonstrations, juggling performances and Chinese acrobatic shows performed in certain parts of the village. Retail shops sell all kinds of souvenir items while dining establishments include the Ngong Ping Garden Restaurant, the Li-Nong Tea House and a host of popular fast-food chains and food kiosks.
Ngong Ping 360 is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm on weekdays and 9:00am to 6:30pm on weekends and holidays. To get there, take MTR to Tung Chung Station. Take Exit B and walk to the Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal which is adjacent to MTR the station.