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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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We went up and down the escalator several times. It was quite an interesting experience. Probably did quite a lot of walking too as the escalators were all in one direction.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love riding the escalator up through Central and Soho - looking in the shop and restaurant windows and then walking back down through the streets and lane ways.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The midlevels escalator is a unique Hong Kong experience that all tourists should try. The escalator connects the residential areas of Hong Kong to the main central business district. Start riding the escalator in Central and take it up a few streets. You shouldn't feel pressure to ride all the way to the top. As you start riding it, you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went up and down the escalator several times. It was quite an interesting experience. Probably did quite a lot of walking too as the escalators were all in one direction.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you're looking to bar hop with a difference then the escalators are the way to do it. I mean... they're just escalators but it's a fun way to head up the hill and stop for drinks every now and then!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We just had to go to the top, what a great idea, shame they do not have 2 with one coming down as it was a lot of steps back down.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying around Lan Kawi Fong and used it a couple of times. I was carrying bags and also saved me when it started to rain!

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mid level is an interesting place to visit. A long escalator that goes up the elevated street. It is thronged by pubs and drinking dens and some small shops selling trinkets and food. Its a must visit for all those visiting the central region.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable ride up and a slow walk down. This is a something you must do in Hong Kong. A fun ride up and an interesting walk down through Soho, passing many eating places and shops. Can get busy early in the morning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just went up for fun, but to come down you have to walk down stairs. There may be a bus but did not find one!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the mid-levels escalator is really a few escalators that can be used instead of climbing steps; in the morning hours it brings people down and after that it switches its direction and moves people down up; if you are in the area (and you'll be there probably for other sightseeing) - use and enjoy it, but i wouldn't on purpose... More 


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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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