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Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)

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Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
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Address: Whitty Street Tram Depot, Connaught Road West, Western District, Hong Kong, China
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Since 1904, trams have been running from East to West of Hong Kong Island....

Since 1904, trams have been running from East to West of Hong Kong Island. Over the last century, Hong Kong Tramways witnessed the development of Hong Kong, and the tram remains an efficient and the most economical mode of public transport in Hong Kong. Today, Hong Kong Tramways owns and operates a fleet of 163 tramcars, including 2 antique tramcars, carrying a daily average of 230,000 passengers. It is the world's largest fleet of double-deck tramcars still in service.

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A fun way around parts of the city

By sitting on the upper deck, one sees the varied city street life My route was across HK Island and I greatly enjoyed the people watching

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By sitting on the upper deck, one sees the varied city street life My route was across HK Island and I greatly enjoyed the people watching

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Often jam packed with passengers but a unique experience in Hong Kong as good as a hop on hop off bus and a lot less expensive.

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A nice ride giving you great views around the Hong Kong side. Cheap as well. Only place I know where they have dobbeldecker trams

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This is a nice way to explore Central without walking miles. Hop on one of the many tramways and enjoy the view from the top level.

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Nice trams. Small, compared to those in other places such as Zurich n Melbourne but they are nice, very frequent, n convenient.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The trams running along the coastal edge Hong Kong of Hong Kong island are one of the best and cheapest ways to see Hong Kong island. Most of the commercial and residential development is built on the Island's northern coastline and the trams have been running along this coastline for over 100 years. As such it is a great way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't go to HK without taking the ding ding (aka tram). It is the cheapest form of transport. It may take awhile to get from one location to the next but if you aren't in a hurry, it is worth it. For the best scenic view, head straight upstairs & sit in the very front row. Great way to see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted to try this as they looked quite cool! Kind of looked like the traditional red London bus back in the day but half the size width ways! We managed to get on one and sat upstairs and just gazed out the windows taking everything in. As you can imagine it does not go as fast as other modes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone who goes to Hong Kong Island should have a ride on these old trams. They are great fun and are fixed fare so if you want to you can go virtually for the length of the island for only a couple of dollars. Or you can take a short ride for the experience. This is the cheapest thing you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The look of these trams alone makes you want to try them. Very quirky and like a scene from Harry Potter!! From what we saw, they had good routes to get you around central and they're super efficient.

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Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay are the retail centers of Hong Kong Island. Filled with shops, malls and restaurants, both areas are bustling with people – tourists and locals alike. Causeway Bay has one of the highest rents on the planet, and is a bit more polished and modern than its Wan Chai counterpart. Beneath the surface there is more than meets the eye – find boutique stores in the above ground floors of buildings and wander into side streets to find interesting restaurants and shops tucked away from the main roads. Wan Chai especially has experienced a modern revival in recent times, with an influx of trendy restaurants and bars around the Star Street area. In addition, both areas contain many of Hong Kong’s iconic tourist attractions worthy of your visit.
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