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“Travelator and Escalator” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mid-levels Escalator

Mid-levels Escalator
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$70.48*
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Afternoon Tour: Fun Rides in Hong Kong
Ranked #7 of 15 Transportation in Hong Kong
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Owner description: 800-metre hillside escalator starts from Connaught Road Central, runs to the Hang Seng Bank Building on Des Voeux Road Central, then passes through the Central Market and continues to climb past Hollywood Road to the prime Mid-levels residential district. The longest covered outdoor escalator system in the world.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Sydney, Australia
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“Travelator and Escalator”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Started at the bottom of the mid level travelator and went all the way to the top including the upper escaltors.

Facinating trip which you get to see shops, restaurants and bars and allows you to get off at any level.

Total trip took about 15-20 minutes and we caught a taxi at the top back to the Star Ferry Pier as the walk back down the steps would have been a killer.

Highly recommended.

Visited January 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Nothing fascinating about this, but a shortcut to viewing the life of HK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

the mid-levels escalator is touted as the longest stretch of escalator in the world; however, don't be fooled by the description. The mid-levels escalator is a basically a stretch of connecting escalator that is used by the HK people when traveling from their workplace to home and back. The escalators only goes one direction, so be sure to know which direction you are heading. looking out along the escalator, you can catch a glimpse of how the normal hk person would go about his/her life.

Visited December 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Hi, ho and up we rises!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Loads of fun. Start on level one of the market and ride it all the way up. At the start you see workers taking a break, sitting on cardboard on the sides of the walkways, and gradually it gets more a more sophisticated. Places to eat, drink and people watch abound. We did it on a Sunday night about 7pm and it was just the right mix of people without being overly busy. The night photography with neon signs also came up trumps. The back-to-front Rednaxela Terrace is a good photo opportunity. If you are short on time, hop on and off around the lower sections, then ride it to the top and grab a taxi (no shortage of those). We ate at Bacar, which was great with excellent food, drinks and service. Our kids saw Taco Loco and have earmarked that for a future night.

Visited January 2013
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“Good if you like walking”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Created to help locals living in the mid-levels/upper areas of Central reach the top without having to take public transportation

If you're looking to visit Soho and Lan Kwai Fong (where most Westerners hang out - at pubs or bars), Hollywood Road (where antiques are sold) or if you just want to say I've taken the world's longest covered escalator system in the world, then this will be worth the trip.

Other than that, it'll just seem like a regular and long escalator ride. I guess it'll be worth the trip if you have extra time and happen to be in Central.

No entrance fee.

Went there at about noon, not too many people. Best to avoid going there during rush hour. The walk down will take a good 20-25 minutes. Bring good walking shoes.


This site has good information on its history and directions on how to get there:
http://www.hongkongextras.com/_midlevels_escalators.html

Visited January 2013
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lantau
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“up the escalator for lunch/dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

pretty much any restaurant you stop at on staunton street, elgin street, etc is going to be good. escalator is pretty well set up to just jump off and grab something to eat.

Visited November 2012
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