Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Awesomeness: Ngong Ping Village & the Giant Buddha!

{Trip from April 2010} Before heading back to our hotel, we would always make it a point to pass by the 7-eleven store that was a few blocks away from Anne Black. And we would always make sure that we purchased these cups of spicy beef noodles that had real beef pieces in them. These were either made into our late-night snack or into our breakfast. But whatever the case was, these sumptuous instant noodles matched with some Yakult always made us happy. 

Anyway, our 3rd day was allotted to a HKG Day Tour. And since we had two more days left, we decided to spend our 4th day in Shenzhen. And for us to be able to get to Shenzhen without any hassle, we went to this travel agency called PEYA, by Central (we were referred to this agency by my friend Wai – a HKG resident) to get us booked for Shenzhen. PEYA was able to book us a day tour, plus a grant to a group visa. We also had the tour booked for the following day. But for the remainder of the day, we spent on going around the city (went to ride the Cable Car to visit Ngong Ping), and was also spent on shopping.

Our tour guide in Shenzhen

DAY 3 (in HK)

8 AM - Breakfast at Hotel or OUT
*Breakfast and budget @ 7-eleven HK$20 (noodles $10 + yakult $6 + Water $4)
11 AM - Shenzhen Tour Booking @ PEYA Travel Center
12 NN - Lunch at Central *Lunch & Budget @ KFC, Central HK$ 33
1 PM - Ride the MTR to Tung Chung Exit B, then take the NGONG PING 360 cable car
*Take Yau Ma Tei MTR – Mei Foo interchange – to Tung Chung Exit B (HK$ 20.5)
*Take Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Roundtrip + Walking w/Buddha Admission + Monkey’s Tale (HK$ 169)
2-5 PM - NGONG PING VILLAGE Sight-seeing (Giant Buddha) 
5-6 PM - *Dinner @ Mcdo -Big Mac Meal Promo - HK$ 20
6:30-8:30 - Shopping at Citygates Outlet Mall by Tung Chung
9 – 10 PM – Tung Chung to Mongkok - (HK$ 15.5)
10:30-12 AM – Ladies Market Shopping
1 AM - HOTEL ARRIVAL 

Cable Car ride to Ngong Ping Village


Ngong Ping Village 


Back in Hong Kong for some night market shopping


Our 3rd day in HKG was amazing! Being able to visit the Ngong Ping village, and seeing the Giant Buddha was breath-taking! It was truly a perfect day for us.


Explore & Be Free!
Mai

48 comments:

Mei said...

Just by looking at the pictures, I am already amazed with the giant buddha. What more if I could see it myself. I wish I could visit there someday.

AXL Powerhouse Prod. said...

HKG really amazing ang ganda!! cant get over..... sana makapunta din ako dian!

Anciro Romana said...

kailan kaya ako makapunta dyan :(

Ness said...

I hope to visit this place too! Soon. Hhaaha!

Blanca said...

Hong Kong is next on my list of places to visit and I wouldn't let this trip pass without visitig this giant buddha.:)

Shathyan Raja said...

Excellent article. Thankz for sharing

Renz Bulseco said...

Whoa! Giant Buddha is... giant! Bookmarked! Will definitely visit this place soon

Violy said...

you know what, I've not been to HK! Keep on scheduling and endless re-scheduling and cancellation.. hehe. Hope to visit it real soon... nice pictures! and thanks for the tips, will surely use it for my trip.

tess said...

i have not been to hongkong and hope to be there someday and see these beautiful tourist attractions

Prayag Verma said...

Added this to my must visit places before I die List !! 
The Buddha statue is surely huge and I can feel the positivity of the place here itself

Argee Abadines said...

wow! great visit :) How much was your budget for the entire HK trip? :)

Itsberyllicious said...

I miss riding in cable cars! :) currently in hk too for our stopover :)

Iam Herbert said...

I so envy this woman, always on the go and sharing new stuff every now and then.. Good luck on your journeys Mai :)

Thess Enriquez said...

Whaha, we miss this when we went to Shenzen! Sayang!

TripSiders said...

WOW!! Laki ng Buddha.. Sana Makapasyal din ako dyan...:)

Lizzie said...

My aunt is in HK. I wonder if she can tour us there. Hehe. I wanna see the giant buddha.

joysflair said...

wow, that was one awesome trip :)

Mai_Flores said...

You should Mei! The Giant Buddha was quite enchanting! :) 

Mai_Flores said...

Why not? Go na AXL! :)

Mai_Flores said...

Soon -- ipon na Anciro!!! :)

Mai_Flores said...

Mag second honeymoon na kayo ni hubby, sis! Promise, masaya sa HKG! 2 hours away lang from MNL. :)

Mai_Flores said...

You really shouldn't miss the Giant Buddha, Ms. Blanca! You should also take the glass/crystal bottom cable car ride on your way to Ngong Ping village -- to add a little more excitement to your tour. :)

Mai_Flores said...

YOu're welcome! :)

Mai_Flores said...

Hahahahahah! Ginormous, right? :))

Mai_Flores said...

Really Violy? You've been around the world, but have not tried HKG yet? Dbale, you can always go there as it's just 2 hours away from MNL. :)

Mai_Flores said...

You should take your kids here, Ms. Tess! Take them to Disneyland and Oceanpark. :)

Mai_Flores said...

Wow -- Do you have the 1,001 places to see before you die, book?

Mai_Flores said...

Hey Argee! I forgot how much our plane tickets & accommodations were (booked both on CebuPacific's website). But if you'd like to see my Travel Expense Sheet for this particular trip, you can check it from this post: 

http://www.budgetbiyahera.com/2011/01/fifth-leg-last-day-in-lovely-hkg.html :)

Mai_Flores said...

Cool! How's the weather in HKG now? :)

Mai_Flores said...

Thanks so much for the kind words, Sir Herbert! :)

Mai_Flores said...

Hi Ms. Thess! Really? We made sure to allot one day for the Giant Buddha

How did you find Shenzhen by the way? Did you visit the Window of the World? :)

Mai_Flores said...

You will! It's just 2 hours away from MNL, so you can definitely visit HKG! :)

Mai_Flores said...

Hi Ms. Lizzie! Why not ask your aunt for a tour? :)

Mai_Flores said...

Indeed it was, Ms. Joy! :)

Prayag Verma said...

Something quite similar :)

Mai_Flores said...

Thought so! :)

Matsumoto Chan said...

Would want to see that Buddha too! But would skip the cable car, my stomach was full of butterflies the last time I rode one in SG  :/

Chrisair said...

a ggreat trip surely you all enjoy

marrimye said...

Super LAKI ng buddha!
Awesome talaga... It's visible even from afar.
Til the next trip BB! 

Nimisha Irc said...

Good for you! I wish I could do out-of-country trips, too. Maybe someday, or the near future, God-willing. ;)

Mai_Flores said...

Really? I would've felt the same thing if I rode the glass bottom cable car. :P

Mai_Flores said...

We did! :)

Mai_Flores said...

Thanks Ms. Marri! And yes, the Buddha was really gigantic! :)

Mai_Flores said...

God-willing, you will. :)

Rachelle said...

Still one of the places I want to go to. Hope i'll have an opportunity. :D

Sumi Go said...

I love cable car rides! :D I've only tried the one in SG, but I want to ride one to Ngong Ping Village when I visit HKG.. :) Hopefully, I get to go soon.. ^^

Mai_Flores said...

Try the glass bottom cable car Sumi -- that's if you want that added thrill, and if you're not too afraid of heights! :)

Mai_Flores said...

Try to include it in your bucket list perhaps? The place is truly worth visiting! :)