The Ngong Ping 360 is a gondola lift on Lantau Island. Opened in 2006 it’s one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist attractions. It takes 25 minutes to travel the 6 kilometre length. From Tung Chung up to Ngong Ping. Taken on the ride up, this photograph shows the longest length of the cable rising up the island. Due it being early in the day there aren’t many people coming back the other way and I had the how cabin to myself.
This was the first thing I saw when I stepped off the bus and looked up. Having come straight from the airport I wasn’t expecting Hong Kong’s high population density to be so in my face. Especially on Lantau Island and not Hong Kong Island itself. Captured from the walkway in front of the Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal. These apartments are eight residential tower blocks. Here we see blocks 5 to 9. Built in 1999, there’s 43 floors with 2578 apartments across the towers.