Hong Kong: Mid-Levels Escalator (SoHo)


The Central-Mid-Levels Escalator is the world’s longest covered outdoor escalator. Stretching over 800 metres long, the escalator links Des Voeux Road Central near the harbour to Conduit Road in the Mid-Levels. The escalator runs one-way downhill during peak hour from 6am to 10am and changes to uphill from 10am to midnight for the convenience of residents living in the area. Built in 1994, the entire length takes around 20 minutes. If you wish to explore the Hong Kong districts, I would recommend to visit the series of 20 escalators and 3 inclined moving walkways. Click here to use the walking map guide.


This is the best way to check out the bustling city hillside and eatery places.


SOHO Mosque Street

The entrance of Jamia Mosque is located alongside the escalators on Shelley Street.

If you are looking for Halal places, look out for 27 Kebab House at SoHo area.

Hollywood st

Hollywood Road is the centre of the art and antiques trade in Hong Kong

Central Pier

After much walking, I took the Star Ferry to Tsim Tsa Shui from Central Pier instead of the MTR.

The Star Ferry boats have been faithfully carrying passengers from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and back since 1888.

Getting there:

Take the MTR to Central Station and use Exit D2. Keep a look out for the direction sign to Central – Mid-Levels Escalators.

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