Ngong Ping Piazza

Ngong Ping Piazza

Covering an area of 1.5 hectares, this piazza harmonises the Buddhist themes of Ngong Ping on Lantau Island and links the area’s spiritual and scenic attractions, including the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery, Ngong Ping 360 and Wisdom Path. The piazza has four components:

New Pai Lau
A pai lau is an ornamental archway. Set at the entrance of the piazza, the new pai lau is built in the northern architectural style of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), consistent with that of the Po Lin Monastery.

Bodhi Path
The Bodhi Path is a central walkway leading from the new pai lau to Di Tan. Lined on both sides of the path are statues of the Twelve Divine Generals, as well as 40 lotus-shaped lanterns. The Twelve Divine Generals are regarded as protectors in Buddhism, and each is responsible for guarding a two-hour section of the day. In addition, they represent the twelve Chinese zodiac signs, as denoted by the different zodiac signs on their crowns.

Di Tan
Di Tan (Earth Temple) is the open space facing the Po Lin Monastery and the Big Buddha, where religious ceremonies are occasionally held.

Chinese Landscaped Garden
The architectural design of the Chinese landscaped garden complements that of the Po Lin Monastery, and this serene garden provides a perfect foil for the majestic Big Buddha.

Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Outlying Islands
How to get there
  • Ferry from Central Pier 6 to Mui Wo (ordinary ferry takes around 50–55 minutes while the fast ferry takes around 35–40 minutes). Then take bus 2 and get off at Ngong Ping bus terminus (the bus journey takes around 40 minutes); or,
  • MTR Tung Chung Station, Exit B. From the bus terminus next to the MTR station, take bus 23 to Ngong Ping bus terminus (the journey takes about 50 minutes); or,
  • MTR Tung Chung Station, Exit B and go to the Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal. Take a 25-minute cable car ride to the Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal.
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