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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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Phone Number: 852-25487102
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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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inexpensive way to observe part of the city

The tramway (or trolley) is cheap- $2 (KHD) per trip per person. Pay as you exit. If you sit on the second level up front, the vantage point is fantastic for viewing the sites and... read more

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tramway (or trolley) is cheap- $2 (KHD) per trip per person. Pay as you exit. If you sit on the second level up front, the vantage point is fantastic for viewing the sites and people and taking photos. It can be crowded, but we had no problems with people. Most locals seem either friendly or at least tolerant of... More 

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South Queensferry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every visitor should try a tram ride while in HK as it's a step back in time, transport wise. Great views and only 2 Dollars for a fare that takes in a whole load of sites worth seeing on Hong Kong island, including Happy Valley.

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Kingston, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must as it has so much history for Hong Kong! It is one of the very first mode of mass transportation and it is one of kind in the world! Experience it specially with the open top tourist bus.

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Manila
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the older traditional way to go from Central to Causeway Bay and back. During the summer it can get hot, no air-conditioning on the trams for sure! But it's worth taking it at least one way. Lumbers along at a sedate pace but gives you the sense of what one of the earliest way of 'mass transit' was... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cheapest public transport service in Hong Kong. One price, HK$2.3 for adult per trip. Excellent method to see Hong Kong. Suggest to make two trips, one in the morning to have a feel of how busy HK is. Second visit is at night to capture the night life of the city.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the nices easy cheapest way to travel in Hong Kong To see some of the best streets and lights of the island get on at any stop using MTR card travel all the way to one end then all the way to other end of island without costing a fortune

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful way to sight seeing on the costline of the Hong Kong Island. Climb to the second floor and if possible choose the forefront seat. On the sign you see the destination. If you happen to go to the wrong place, just take another tram to return. Most of the lines go from Sheung Shan to Cheung... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For all the times I've stayed in HK, I had the privilege of enjoying for one whole day of free rides on the HK tram. But even if I had to pay, it's still a guaranteed enjoyable ride!

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Tried this a few times. You have to try this thing. Super fun and cheap to use! Make sure you try the top deck!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying in the heart of Wan Chai so the ding ding was close at hand. I wanted to go clear to the end, as the "guide" books showed the ding ding went down the middle of a street with shops and people on both sides. When we got to the end there were no street vendors and no... More 

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Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay are the retail centres 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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