Outstanding experience. Got more than I expected and concerns about whether the children would enjoy it too were immediately dispelled as we got onto the Cable Car. As for Ngong Ping, that was something else altogether! A 'must do' when in Hong Kong!
Fabulous ride up the mountain - great views even though it was misty. Well worth the journey to see the Po Lin monastery and Tian Tan buddha. It was very busy up at the cable car station even before they opened at 10am ticket office opened at 9.50am but the queues later were worse so I would recommend getting there as early as you can. I would also not bother with the crystal cabin unless you really like looking at water and forestry. The views are out of the windows and not through the floor! I did the return journey by cable car but I believe the bus journey down is good. The village at the top of the cable car is manufactured but a couple of gift shops and places to eat.