Former Beijing resident and beijingkids board member Jacqueline Cohen lives in South Lantau, Hong Kong with her husband and her son and daughter. You can check out her blog at sassymamahk.com and her tweets @lantaumama. This article was reposted with her permission and can be found here.
If you happen to be in Lantau Hong Kong one day, you don’t know how to enjoy your “Lantau day” to the maximum. So here is the perfect guide for you.
Fact – All kids love various forms of transportation.
Fact – All kids love the beach
Fact – Lantau is the perfect day out with kids!
Get the cable car from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping first thing in the morning. If you go early, there is no wait in line, and you can often get a cable car all to yourself. The staff are great at helping the kids in and helping if you have a pram. The ride is great fun and the vents at the top of each cable car make for natural air conditioning. For the brave of heart, try the new Crystal Cabins with a see-through floor (eeek!)
[Hint – We always stop at Taste’s bakery in CityGate at Tung Chung MTR to pick up some snacks for the cable car ride!]
Ngong Ping 360 Standard Cable Cars cost $80 per adult and $41 per child (aged 3-11) for a single trip; $115 per adult and $58 per child for a round trip. Crystal Cabins cost $118 per adult and $79 per child for a single trip, $169 per adult and $112 per child for a round trip. Numerous packages, including attractions at Ngong Ping Village are also available – check all the details here.