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Star Ferry

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Address: Kowloon Point, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852-23677065
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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if you do one thing in hong kong, this should be it

Star Ferry is Hong Kong! sure it looks old, smells old, feels old just like a lot of us but we and they keep on going. for 2HKD, about 27 cents US, you can ride the lower level... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Star Ferry is Hong Kong! sure it looks old, smells old, feels old just like a lot of us but we and they keep on going. for 2HKD, about 27 cents US, you can ride the lower level. the machine gives you a plastic token (long gone are the metallic tokens) that you slip into a slot at the entry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The cheapest way to see the HK skyline and with the bonus of getting you between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. The trip depending on currents takes 5 - 6 minutes and costs almost nothing. Take the Upper Deck for the best views and just enjoy

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I took the ferry and I simply loved the tradition. The boats are luckily not replaced by modern boats,... As these boats have real charm. It is not just a way of transport but also an icon! I went in the evening which was even nicer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is an absolute must if you are coming to Hong Kong! It's really cheap to get across, and the views are fabulous. It is a short ride but well worth it. You can also have a lovely walk along the harbour and along Stat Avenue before you cross to the island. When you get to the other side there... More 

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Iowa City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We always go somewhere on a ferry each trip (often several times). The ferry is on time - but get there early to get a window seat or sit outside if weather permits. Nothing fancy but it carries a bit of Hong Kong - local folks, tourists, business people.

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Herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Runs regularly. Cheap. Great views. Use it!! Sign posted well. We also took ferry to one of the islands once on central. The ferries are very good. Don't overpay for a tour. This is cheap and you'll see the same stuff

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Star Ferry is almost a tradition as its been going for close to 150 years , if you are over 65 its free if not it will cost the grand sum of about HKD2:60 for the upper deck , you must try it the view is great as you cross the harbour . One catches the ferry at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Cheap fare to take a ferry cross to Kowloon or Hong kong around 5-10 minutes. Nice view to take a photo of Hong Kong. Big ferry.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Everyday some million people cross the Vitoria Harbour between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island by car, bus or subway. A few thousand choose to time-travel this short stretch of water by boarding one of the Star Ferries that cross from one of the several piers both on the island and the mainland. The most used access to the Star Ferries... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Star Ferry is historical, inexpensive, great views from the water line and is a fun way to visit the mainland of Hong Kong.

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Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighborhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
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