Once Upon a Cantonese Winter: Ngong Ping 360 Crystal Cabin Experience

Feb 20, 2011 We finally reached the Tung Chung MTR Station after a 45-minute train ride from Tsim Sha Tsui. The weather has improved from the previous days. No rain, not too cold, but skies were still gray.

tung chung station

 We bought some light breakfast at a small convenience store before lining up for the cable car tickets.

 tung chung breakfast

We passed by the Citygate Outlets Mall on our way to the cable car station but didn’t attempt to enter the premises. We needed to stick to our schedule.

citygate outlet

It’s my second time to ride the Ngong Ping 360 cable car but for the first time, we’d be riding the crystal cabin!

The Crystal Cabin was designed with a glass bottom so riders can also enjoy the view underneath. A RT ticket on a crystal cabin is costs HK$ 188 (around Php 1,100), but we opted to take a normal cabin on the way back so we were only charged  HK$168 (around Php 975) each. 

We shared the cabin with 4 other tourists (2 Chinese and 2 Westerners). Gladly they didn't mind us doing crazy poses.

ngong ping 360 glass flooring

 kiddos at ngong ping 360

Ngong Ping 360 View
View from the cabin

ngong ping 360 crystal cabin
somebody doesn't trust the glass flooring much

Ngong Ping 360 Chucks

ngong ping 360 shoes

ngong ping 360 indian seat

ngong ping 360 peace sign

ngong ping 360 shot from top

ngong ping 360 scared
Acting scared. His was for real.(si grandpa dedma)

ngong ping 360 service cabin
free ride anyone?

Luckily, we arrived safely at the other end of the cable.  The 25-minute experience was great. The see-through floor added more excitement to the ride. Looking at our pictures now, I regret that we didn’t take the crystal cabin on our way back. Anyway, there’s always a next time.