Saturday, September 29, 2007

Hong Kong Tram

To enjoy the original Hong Kong, I would say taking tram across the Island is good and the only choice. Especially if you want sightseeing but not walking on street. The fare is just $2 for each trip. Hong Kong Tramways start from Kennedy Town in the west of the Island, go eastwards to Shaukeiwan, it passes through most of the areas along the northern part of Hong Kong Island. Say:
  • Series of store selling dry Chinese sea-food in Sai Ying Pun
  • Metropolitan of the city, Central and Admiralty
  • Old town in Wan Chai
  • Shopping arcade in Causeway Bay
  • Racecourse in Happy Valley
  • Residential areas in Kennedy Town, North Point and Shaukeiwan
The double-decker tram in Hong Kong is not equipped with air-conditioner, however, it is very cool to be sitting inside the upper decker. The whole trip of a tram may take 1.5 hours, however, trams are travelling shuttle between Central and Wan Chai within 30 minutes. I hope you will enjoy traveling on Hong Kong Tram, no matter a long trip or just shuttling inside the city.
The photos are taken in Wan Chai, I walked along Johnston Road, where the traffic is not quite heavy, I can easily take the photos at the corner of the road.


On On said...

note that the tram stop is shown in front of the tram. don't get on a "Causeway Bay" one if you want to go to the eastern part of the Island.

George Lee said...

I used to travel by tram in my university dates. It is cheap and I like to sit on the upper deck because I can see outside and enjoy the light breeze.

It is really fun to try.

kvisualtree said...

I was just having a look at your blog which is quite informative. Can you guys tell me- I am viviting HK in Dec and have booked myself in HARBOUR PLAZA RESORT CITY in New terrtiries. Is it a good hotel?I know it's far but I am hoping it turns out to be a good hotel since I am staying for 7 days...

Edmond said...

Hi kvisualtree

Most hotel in Hong Kong are good. The hotel you booked is an independent building, with shopping arcade inside. The hotel is really far from the city, located in Tin Shui Wai, however, bus terminal and railway station is just beside the hotel. Beside the shuttle bus provide by the hotel (to Tsimshatsui), you can also take bus directly at the bus terminus to Central, Causewaybay (969), Mongkok (265B) and Tsimshatsui (269B). Also, you can take light rail to Tin Shui Wai West Rail Station to take West Rail to Kowloon and interchange MTR to Hong Kong Island. The travelling time is about 1-1.5 hour for the above destinations.

By the way, I’d also like to show you some place to go nearby to Tin Shui Wai. The Wetland Park we have just introduced in this blog is in Tin Shui Wai, you can simply take Light Rail route 761P to there. Nam Sang Wai is another place the we have introduced here, you can see the red forest and wetland there. Moreover, Lau Fau Shan is another place which is good for tourist, this is a place for eating seafood, especially oyster. You can take the taxi in green color directly from the hotel, it take about 10 minute to travel.

Please let me know if you want to know any other place to go. 
However, where are you come from? :D

yh said...

Hong Kong is proud of owing its surviving double-decker tramway system in the world!!
keep supporting our "Icons of Hong Kong"!!