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Mid-levels Escalator

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Address: Connaught Road, Central and West Distict, Hong Kong, China
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800-metre hillside escalator starts from Connaught Road Central, runs to...

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.

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Great Way to Go Up.

But you do eventually have to come down. Having missed the escalators on a previous trip, it was high on my list to check them out. It was an interesting (and free) way to get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Miami, Florida
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Hong Kong, China
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best way to travel in the mid-levels unless you like walking up hills or stairs. Super convenient, fast and scenic.

Thank ceceh
Caloundra, Australia
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372 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have the time take the escalators up the hill (or down if you prefer), what a great way to explore part of Hong Kong Island.

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Miami, Florida
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

But you do eventually have to come down. Having missed the escalators on a previous trip, it was high on my list to check them out. It was an interesting (and free) way to get up and we went as far as we could until maintenance on the system stopped us before we reached the end. But that was OK... More 

Thank grandfatherbay
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At first sight - what a horrendous bridge hanging mid way in air and wherever you go, you see this ugly tubular thing!!! Actually when you get your bearings, this is an excellent, ingenious idea which links you literally from anywhere in the city! We even dragged our suitcase all the way from HK station to Central Lam Kwai Fong... More 

Thank Amie36
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this cool way of getting around so much that we did it twice - once in the dark and then again during the day. It's a great way to get to SoHo and lots of quirky restaurants and shops. Once we got to the very top we walked down through the botanic and zoological gardens before catching the... More 

Thank Lindy W
Munich, Bayern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Go there after 10:30 a.m In the morning the workers use the escalators to get to work. Get off at various stops to explore the wet market and the side streets and little restaurants. It's not a must see, but still I found it very interesting and would recommend it if you have enough time. See review of LOTUS restaurant.

Thank Joerg D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just because? Depending on why you are riding the escalator it can be just to say you have done it or to get to somewhere you need to be. They are a very convenient way to get up to the mid levels in the afternoon/evening or down from the mid levels before 10 am. Definitely beats walking up after a... More 

Thank Kwfont
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went up from Central at around 6pm on a Friday night and it was humming. Bars and restaurants filled to the brim with workers just knocked off all having a drink or a catch up on their way home. I walked back down, be careful the escalators only go in certain directions at certain times of day, down in... More 

Thank Toby W
Phoenix, Arizona
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a fun, inexpensive way to see the "locals" side of Hong Kong Island. Take the midlevels up, and stop at bars and restaurants along the way. Fun -- the longest escalator in the world!

Thank Lindaj99
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I mean they're escalators and they are outside. They are covered though. It's nothing super exciting but one of those things to experience while you are there.

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When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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