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“Cheap & Fun”

Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)
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Different Tastes of Hong Kong
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Afternoon Tour: Fun Rides in Hong Kong
Ranked #6 of 840 things to do in Hong Kong
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 21 June 2014

It's a wonderfully cheap way of travelling around Hong Kong Island from West to East and vice versa, while seeing most of Hong Kong. $2.30hk/ ~$0.3cdn (regardless of the distance you travel) And as soon as you see something that catches your eye, you can just hop off the electric tram/ "ding ding". The tram maps at the tram stations are incredibly easy to comprehend since they're all colour coded. Just make sure you check whether the tram is headed East/ West. It's a fun mode of transportation for sight seeing in the afternoon. However, the night view on the tram(mostly on the West side) is also quite nice with the various neon lights. The only time I wouldn't really want to be on a tram is when it's raining and during rush hours.

Thank Acraze2u
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Buy an Oyster card on arrival at the MTR station and you can use this for all forms of transport. You enter the trams from the back door and pay when you exit via the front door. Head upstairs for the best view. The stations are all numbered so easier to remember. We got on at Causeway Bay and headed to the end of the line East and were delighted to be dropped in old town with an amazing local market. This is a real eye opener on how meat shopping is done here. The area was a world apart from the glitz and glam of the business district. It's clean and safe a the mandatory McDonlads at the end of the line for your toilet stop should you require one. One of my favourite travel tips is to take a photo of the timetable with your smart phone and that way you always have a copy to carry around. We then head edge East went as to the end of that line and back to the middle level escalators which are a must.

Thank Angela N
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

The HK trams rattle along now as they have done for so many years. Some of the newer or refurbished ones have plastic seats, but there are still some original wooden seat trams. Sit upstairs and enjoy the slow clanking trip across the the north of HK Island.

Just be aware that you pay when you get off the trams. You can use the MTR (underground) stored value Oyster cards, but if you don't have these, then you will ned to have enough change in coins to pay on exit.

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

We reached HK early in the morning and therefore decided to take the Tram to a stop near the bottom of the peak. It was very cheap (HKD 2.60) but very crowded. We managed to get a seat, which is a must if you want to enjoy the scenery of the Hong Kong streets. I even took some pictures when the Tram stopped at the stops. It was an enjoyable moment not to be missed.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

This was a really fun and unique way to travel along Hong Kong Island to experience the bustling and fascinating streets. Really cheap (you need correct change or pay over) and avoids traffic. Retro both inside and out. A gem on my visit to HK.
For travelling further afield I recommend the subway, which is very efficient, clean and signs/announcements in English also.

Thank Rottentroll
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