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.