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"Ngong Ping Village" Hong Kong Tourist Trap Tip by Willettsworld

Hong Kong Tourist Traps: 173 reviews and 103 photos


Ngong Ping Village wasn't here when I first visited the Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha back in 2002. But since then this themed tourist village has popped up in order to capitalise on the popularity of the main attractions. It's mostly orientated for kids with such "attractions" as: Walking with Buddha - a multimedia attraction allowing visitors to follow the life of Siddhartha Gautama - the man who became Buddha - and his path to enlightenment; Monkey's Tale Theatre - a comical 'show' inspired by the famous Buddhist Jataka stories; various tea houses, souvenir shops and restaurants. Having some restaurants here is about the only thing that's good about it. Just do what I did and walk straight through it all in order to get to the 'real' attractions that you've actually come all this way to visit.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 7, 2008
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