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Ngong Ping Trail(昂坪360棧道) , Lantau Island HK
Hong Kong

The Ngong Ping Trail is a  must_go route for hiking enthusiasts. Used as access for maintenance and rescue trial for Ngong Ping 360, the foot path passes across nature attractions such as mountains and valleys, with much of it directly under the path of cables cars. The 3_hour hike can be rather easily completed by going down hill from Ngong Ping village towards Tung Chung city centre, providing vistors with some spectacular scenery. 

大嶼山昂坪360棧道,全長5.6公里,從昂坪纜車站側,有條小徑通至東涌,部分路段是灰沙路,部分路段是木搭棧道,沿途可飽覽昂坪大佛與鳳凰山全景,小徑基本沿著纜車下方而行,步行至一半路程,可俯瞰機場全貎,下山全程約需3小時。

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Uploaded: 28/08/2011
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