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.

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Hong Kong: Ocean Park

Ocean Park Hong Kong

Welcome to Ocean Park Hong Kong! This theme park was the only amusement park in Hong Kong until 2005, when Hong Kong Disney came onto the scene. I do feel Ocean Park is an all rounder. You can expect a combination of high octane, thrills, spills rides and educational state of the art marine shows. The park is located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island and consist of 2 sections; The Waterfront and The Summit which are connected by the Cable Car and Ocean Express funicular train.

Main entrance of Ocean Park Hong Kong

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Hong Kong: The Peak (Victoria Peak)

The Peak sign

Looking for a vantage point? The peak is the highest point on the island that offers a bird’s-eye view of Hong Kong. The quickest and popular option to reach the peak is by the Peak Tram, the 120-year-old funicular railway that departs from its terminus on Garden Road.

The Peak Tram

The Peak Tram is one of Hong Kong’s oldest forms of transportation.The 1.4 km funicular railway is pretty steep, with the sharpest incline at 45-degrees which will transport you to the peak within 7 minutes. The Peak Tram was the brainchild of a Scottish hotel owner Alexander Findlay Smith, whose Peak Hotel opened in 1880. Tickets can be purchase onsite. Avoid weekends and you may want to purchase the Madame Tussaud combo tickets to get the priority queue.

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Hong Kong: Ngong Ping 360 (Lantau Island)

Ngong Ping 360

Ngong Ping, located at the western part of Lantau Island is one of the highlights of my Hong Kong trip. Lantau Island is famous for its lush valleys, soaring mountains and spiritual enlightenment. I head out early to purchase the Standard and Crystal Cabin cable car round trip at Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Terminal.

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Hong Kong: Avenue of Stars & Clock Tower

Avenue of Stars

Every tourist visiting Hong Kong will definitely visit the waterside promenade. I head out to The Avenue of Stars nearing the golden hour; the best time to take a stroll. The Avenue of Stars pays tribute to famous celebrities while visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of the city’s most iconic sight.

Avenue of Stars

This 400-metre long stretch of waterside promenade along the northern side of Victoria Harbour, in front of the New World Centre at Tsim Sha Tsui is Hong Kong’s version of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Hong Kong: Prelude

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is much more than a harbour and enigmatic city of skyscrapers. The traveller weary of its crowded streets may be tempted to describe it as “Hong Kongcrete”. The Downtown possesses many features where Chinese and Western cultures, modern and ancient customs are blended together.

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