Asian mini-trip Series Part 8: Lantau Island – Ngong Ping Village & the Giant Buddha

This post is part of a series on our Asian mini-trip last December 2012, during my four-week home leave.After four amazing days in the Island Paradise, Boracay, we jumped on a bus to spend the night at Clark, Angeles City to catch our early morning flight commencing our 8-day trip around Singapore – Kuala Lumpur – Hong Kong and Macau. :)

The Giant Buddha, Lantau Island

The Giant Buddha, Lantau Island

Good Morning Baguio! Este, Hong Kong pala.

We arrived in Hong Kong kagabi at matapos kumain ay natulog ng bongga dahil alam namin full packed na naman ang susunod na araw.

After breakfast, we immediately headed to the TST MRT station, bought Octopus Cards and rode the MRT to Central.

Sa Central, halatang medyo windang pa kami sa antok at sa ginaw dahil paglabas ko ng istasyon e hinanap na namin agad ung bus station papuntang Lantau. Wow Mali moment LOL.

We finally realized we still needed to take the MRT – Tung Chung line naman. Alighting at Tung Chung station, bumulaga samin ang giant City Gate Outlets Mall. Babalikan ka namin mamaya. Hehehe. Deretso agad kami sa bus stop malapit sa mall.

Ang kuripot noh, imbes na mag Cable Car. But I actually had other reasons hehe. Bukod sa malaking savings if you take the bus, it was a very foggy morning (as in super-Baguio-levels, that you won’t really see a clear view) and honestly, medyo may fear of heights ako. Kaya di ako masyadong excited sa mga activities like sumakay sa giant ferris wheel o zip line o bungee jumping etc, mas panatag ako sa lupa. Toinks.

And so, bus ride to Lantau mga 30 mins. Ang ganda ng view. Foggy at may winding effect rin – Kennon Road levels. Binaba kami sa station malapit sa Ngong Ping Village. Explore-picture-galore kami ni Buboy. Dedma na sa ginaw ang naka jumper shorts na si ako. Awts. :p

Welcome to Ngong Ping Village

Welcome to Ngong Ping Village 🙂



cable cars

cable cars exhibit

Buboy: Sakay na! :p

Buboy: Sakay na! :p

Lucky Kitty! :)

Lucky Kitty! 🙂

Ngong Ping Village

Ngong Ping Village

We watched a performance of locals singing and dancing a medley of Christmas carols. Kewl! 🙂

Dance and sing along :)

Dance and sing along 🙂

Lumapit din kami sa may Cable Car station and kuntento nako pagmasdan yung mga paroo’t parito na cars. Kayo na ang matapang, woot! Balang araw, ako rin e sasakay. Mashallah. 🙂

NP 360 Cable cars

NP 360 Cable cars

Next naming pinuntahan e ang Giant Buddha. Pero siempre natrapik muna kami sa streetfood stall malapit sa Giant Gate.

This way, that way... same same my fren

This way, that way… same same my fren, :p

papuntang Giant Buddha

papuntang Giant Buddha

Andami rin palang steps paakyat sa Giant Buddha. Di ko mawari kung mas madami ba ire o ung sa Batu Caves sa KL. O baka tamad lang tlaga ako. Nakailang rest din ako bago ako nakarating sa taas. Tawa lang si Buboy e medyo hinihingal din. Sige, magyosi ka pa kasi! LOL

the many steps to the Giant Buddha

the many steps to the Giant Buddha

pause pose to catch my breath, :p

pause pose to catch my breath, :p

Buboy with the Giant Buddha

Buboy with the Giant Buddha

Ganda rin ng view sa taas. Green na green ang paligid. Baguiong Baguio. Naks. 🙂

Baguio levels ang ginaw! :)

Baguio-levels ang ginaw! 🙂

Picture dito, picture doon ang ganap then konting pahinga while nagmamasid bago kami nagdecide bumaba.

Buboy - kulit

Buboy – kulit

Next ay ang Po Lin Monastery. Sa baba lang siya ng Giant Buddha, pero sa labas lang kami nag observe, curious ako dun sa mga giant incense sticks. Tsaka nahiya ako kasi naka shorts ako, dyahe hehe.

Po Lin Monastery

Po Lin Monastery

incense sticks

incense sticks

Po Lin Monastery

Po Lin Monastery

While walking we also saw the guide/sign leading to “Wisdom Path”  pero di na kami tumuloy. Next time. Para may balikan pa kami dine. Naks. O pagod/tamad lang talaga maglakad pa ng ilang kilometro hehehe.

We decided na bumalik na ulit sa Central pero saglit munang bababa sa Disneyland. Magpapapicture lang sana sa may harapan.

Kaswerte naming may staff na namigay ng passes for the day. Ay para kaming tumama sa lotto. Maraming Salamat ulit Miggy! 🙂

Next on: Kids at heart in Hong Kong Disneyland 🙂

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