The Ngong Ping 360 cable car has been around for a while now but I never got around to riding it until now. The weather was pretty nice when we were lining up for our tickets but it rained a bit as we neared the top of the mountain.
At the top of the mountain there's this little village of shops that you can poke around in and shows to watch and if you're interested, the popular Big Buddha is a short walk away as well. However, we weren't that interested in the Big Buddha so we decided to make it a full day adventure so we took the bus from Ngong Ping to Tai O (around a 20 minute bus ride).
Tai O was a fishing village back in the day and while there are still fishermen in the village, it is mostly a tourist attraction for foreigners and locals alike. The first "shop" was more of a small museum showcasing what the village and villagers looked like and did in the early days.
Most of the shops sold dried seafood small stores that sold handmade snacks or were private convenience stores.
We decided to head over to the old Tai O police station (now converted into a hotel) for a lunch at the Tai O Lookout and tried the tofu fa in the fishing village as well.
Personally, I think it's worth it to visit Tai O if you're feeling adventurous and it's not during the summer months. It was just too hot so we didn't stay too long to really explore the place as much as I would've liked to. If you're short on time, taking the cable car up to the mountain is enough and you can either take the cable car back down or experience the bus ride down the mountain.