Hong Kong International Airport i is one of the busiest airports in Asia and a popular spot for both tourists to explore and as a stopover location to continue your journey further east. But with an extended layover, travellers often are itching to escape the airport and explore a new destination. The airport is located on Lantau Island, almost an hour away from downtown by train. Instead of getting stuck in the city traffic when you only have a few hours to spare, here’s how to spend your layover in Hong Kong.
Take the Ngong Ping Cable Car to the Ngong Ping Village
Soaring over the scenic hills, the Ngong Ping Cable Car offers exceptional views of the distant and vast South China Sea and the rolling greens of North Lantau Country Park. The cable car boards from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping Village on Lantau Island only 10 minutes away from the airport by taxi. In the cabin, you can see the breathtaking panorama of the airport, verdant, mountainous terrain of Lantau Island, the Big Buddha and the 360-degree view of Ngong Ping Plateau.
In Ngong Ping Village, “must-see” attractions include the Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, Tai O fishing village, Wisdom Path or just a chance to stretch your legs and explore during your layover in Hong Kong.
Enjoy a day a Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is also located on Lantau Island and offers plenty to do for all ages. If you have an extended stopover, pre-purchase your passes online to avoid the crowds and be able to explore the theme park with ease. This Disneyland has some of your favourite attractions including Adventureland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, Toy Story Land, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street, USA as well as some special characters that you’ll only find at this theme park.
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