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    Ngong Ping 360 to complement HKDL

    some people have been complaining that HKDL is short on attractions and not enough for a full day's visit.
    Ngong Ping 360 is set to debut in June 2006.

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    www.np360.com.hk

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    Re: Ngong Ping 360 to complement HKDL

    Quote Originally Posted by HongKongDisneyland
    some people have been complaining that HKDL is short on attractions and not enough for a full day's visit.
    It's great that NP360 is finally openning.
    Whilst I feel that the park is already a great full day experience, NP360 would be an incentive to actually stay at one of the HKDL Hotels.
    It would be more convenient to catch the MTR from HKDL to Tung Chung and NP360 than from Kowloon or HK Island, so it would be great to stay 2 nights at a HKDL hotel, with 1 full day at HK, then the second day at NP360 and then back to HKDL for the afternoon and fireworks again.

    Makes me want to go back already!

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    Re: Ngong Ping 360 to complement HKDL

    Quote Originally Posted by V1213
    It's great that NP360 is finally openning.
    Whilst I feel that the park is already a great full day experience, NP360 would be an incentive to actually stay at one of the HKDL Hotels.
    It would be more convenient to catch the MTR from HKDL to Tung Chung and NP360 than from Kowloon or HK Island, so it would be great to stay 2 nights at a HKDL hotel, with 1 full day at HK, then the second day at NP360 and then back to HKDL for the afternoon and fireworks again.

    Makes me want to go back already!
    Buddha sites loom large and blissful for visitors

    Hong Kong -- Places of worship sometimes turn out to be among the sights that travelers remember most.

    That was my experience in visiting two prominent Buddhist sites while in Hong Kong: the world's largest outdoor bronze statue of Buddha, on Lantau Island in Hong Kong harbor; and the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas in the town of Sha Tin, in Hong Kong's New Territories region.

    Seated on the highest point of Lantau Island, not far from Hong Kong Disneyland and the world's largest airport, the colossal Tian Tan Buddha (so named because its base is a model of a temple by that name in Beijing) was the most awesome sight on our journey. We had caught an earlier glimpse of it from the air at sunset as our plane was approaching Hong Kong.

    The statue is 100 feet high and weighs 275 tons. We could see it long before actually arriving at the Po Lin Monastery.

    We arrived at the monastery by taking a ferry from Hong Kong harbor to the Lantau Island village of Mui Wo, then taking the No. 2 public bus for a half-hour ride along a narrow, twisting road.

    At the monastery, we paid 20 HK dollars (about $2.50 U.S.), which covered access to the Buddha statue, the monastery and a vegetarian lunch prepared by the monks.

    The statue sits overlooking a stairway of nearly 300 steps, requiring almost everyone to look straight into the serene face as they climb. The seated statue has the right hand raised, which we were told symbolizes the dismissal of pain and sorrow.

    The statue of bronze laid on a steel framework was completed in December 1993 after three years, at a cost of about $68 million. It is surrounded by eight smaller statues of deities.

    Our visit, including the travel time from the hotel, required most of a day. Sometime this year, or by early next year, that time should be reduced substantially when a cable-car lift system will allow visitors to take a public train to the Disneyland train stop (Sunny Bay) on Lantau Island and then ride the lift to the top of the mountain.
    Source : Cleveland.com

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    Re: Ngong Ping 360 to complement HKDL

    Yawn. Nothing to make me want to cough up money to fly to Hong Kong.

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    Re: Ngong Ping 360 to complement HKDL

    Well, it doesn't do anything more since I'm already psyched to get to HK
    already!

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    Re: Ngong Ping 360 to complement HKDL

    Quote Originally Posted by nish221
    Well, it doesn't do anything more since I'm already psyched to get to HK
    already!
    when u coming over?

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    Re: Ngong Ping 360 to complement HKDL


    Ngong Ping 360, Hong Kong’s stunning new tourist attraction is set to open in June 2006. Ngong Ping 360 combines a cable car journey to the Tian Tan Buddha Statue on Lantau Island with a cultural themed village where visitors can immerse themselves in the culture and heritage of Hong Kong in a way which is both fascinating and fun.





    Ngong Ping 360 starts at the Tung Chung Skyrail Terminal, conveniently located just five-minutes by taxi from the airport or steps from Tung Chung MTR station, 30-minutes by MTR from Central.




    Ngong Ping Skyrail, an unforgettable 5.7 km cableway trip, is the first leg of Hong Kong’s newest multi-faceted tourist experience.

    The 25-minute journey gives a sensational bird’s eye view of the planes taking off and landing at Hong Kong International Airport and stunning vistas of the South China Sea. As the Skyrail glides silently over the scenic North Lantau Country Park, visitors will see a canopy of trees beneath, and catch glimpses of natural wonders such as waterfalls, wildlife and the mountain scenery.


    At the end of the 25 minute journey, Ngong Ping Skyrail Terminal located at Ngong Ping Village near the imposing Tian Tan Buddha Statue becomes visible.


    Ngong Ping Village has been designed to reflect the area’s cultural heritage and spiritual history. The village features a comprehensive range of shops and restaurants to compliment the attractions set in this unique venue.
    Against the backdrop of a picturesque garden and the traditional Chinese architecture, a number of themed attractions await. These are Walking with Buddha, the Monkey’s Tale Theatre and Ngong Ping Tea House.

    Walking with Buddha uses modern multimedia to give an absorbing insight into the life of Siddhartha Gautama, the man who lived 2,500 years ago in Nepal and became Buddha. The atmospheric drama heightens as mist descends through a magic Bodhi tree and incense smoke billows. Visitors hear the voice of the spirit of the tree telling the story of the man who asked himself: “Who am I and why am I here?” They can feast their eyes on a 2.5 metre high translucent image of Buddha and enjoy two short three-minute movies describing his path to enlightenment through seven scenes.

    The Monkey’s Tale Theatre takes place in a magical courtyard, under the branches of the majestic Bodhi tree. It is a charmingly comical show with a moral twist, inspired by the famous Buddhist Jataka stories. It is designed to be a complete sensory experience for visitors of all ages. High definition animation, special visual effects and surround sound tell the story of a selfish monkey who, with the help of the Monkey King, learns his lesson about humility and kindness.

    After these exciting attractions, it’s time for a soothing demonstration of traditional tea ceremonies at the Ngong Ping Tea House, set in a beautiful Chinese garden.

    The day would be incomplete without a trip up the steps to see the remarkable Tian Tan Buddha Statue and Po Lin Monastery. Visitors can take their time at the village, and return by Skyrail to Tung Chung















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    Re: Ngong Ping 360 to complement HKDL

    Look at those towers. That's why I'm one of those people who does not miss the Skyway! 50 years later and man has still not come up with a feasable way to build a sky bucket ride that does not play havoc with the beauty of the surrounding area.

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    Re: Ngong Ping 360 to complement HKDL

    Acutally I was gonna say the opposite, look at those towers! That is one beastly looking skyway (in a good way).

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    Re: Ngong Ping 360 to complement HKDL

    Quote Originally Posted by tloolgb
    Acutally I was gonna say the opposite, look at those towers! That is one beastly looking skyway (in a good way).


    They are testing the cable car now. Trial run in early June. After the trial run, NP 360 will be opened to public, probably in middle or late June. They have appointed the same Feng Shui Master (the same one who did the Fengshui for HKDL), and he has picked several GOOD dates for Hong Kong Chief Executive to choose the best date for official opening date. Hong Kong Chieif Executive would officiate at the opening ceremony in June.
    Ngong Ping Village would also be opened in May.

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    Re: Ngong Ping 360 to complement HKDL

    Your Journey of Enlightenment begins End of June 2006

    Ngong Ping 360 (click here for official announcement)

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    Re: Ngong Ping 360 to complement HKDL

    Quote Originally Posted by HongKongDisneyland
    when u coming over?
    Alas, not until summer '07. But now it's on the docket! We might do TDR
    (since we're going thru Japan), but not sure about that! NOW if we could
    swing that THAT would be awesome! Almost as good as one of TDLFAN's trips! :-)

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    Re: Ngong Ping 360 to complement HKDL

    Po Lin Monastery is planning for expansion.

    The following is the illustration for the future expansion:



    and the construction for the "Ten Thousand Buddha Temple" will start soon, and take approx. 3 yrs to complete.
    It is estimated that the temple might cost around HK$200 million.



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    Re: Ngong Ping 360 to complement HKDL

    Ngong Ping Tea House will debut in June 2006.










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