Mid-levels Escalator
Mid-levels Escalator
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6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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About
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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The area
Neighbourhood: Central
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.
How to get there
  • Central • 2 min walk
  • Hong Kong • 4 min walk
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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal1,079 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It is the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. It covers 800 meters and rises around 185 meters from the beginning to the end. It starts at the Central Market. On your way you can and you should stop to see some HK attractions such as the Former Central Police Station Compound, Soho de HK,Ma Moon Temple and Jamia Mosque.
A very interesting place used by thousands of HK residents every day
Written 16 April 2024
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Rachel R
Manchester, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This was a really unique and fun way to travel up to my hotel! I got on at the bottom in Central and moved upwards via travelators, escaltors and walkways. I did find it a bit confusing when the escalator would suddenly end and then trying to work out how to rejoin it via the walkways to keep going up, but I worked it out eventually and it was much cheaper than a taxi and a lot less effort than walking!
Written 10 March 2024
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L18SUM
Stirling, UK562 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Our family of two adults, a 9 year old and a 6 year old visited Hong Kong during the busy Chinese New Year holidays.

We took the Star Ferry (see my separate review) from Kowloon where we were staying to Central pier and walked to the Mid level escalators en route to lunch at Mak's Noodles on Wellington Street.

The escalators are unique and though we just took one journey up to Wellington Street, the kids were amazed by an outdoor escalator. It was a welcome alternative to the steps for young children with tired legs! Enjoy.
Written 24 February 2024
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Zitatravel
London, UK842 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It is a walking elevator up the hill. You can walk it but a steep climb in the heat. Take it up to the top. You can visit the prison yard area.
Written 13 February 2024
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Farooq S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
The escalator was so so long and when I reached on the top of escalator, there was a beautiful spot called Tai Kwun. I could feel British vibe there at the same time, it was quite. I guess this place must be great to have brunch. Loved it.
Written 13 February 2024
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fajaradiartha
Jakarta, Indonesia4,540 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Central-Mid-Levels Escalator is a practical and enjoyable way to traverse Hong Kong's vibrant streets that helped getting around cafes and baker with zero fatigue on the climb. During my visit, this outdoor covered escalator system proved to be a convenient and efficient means of transportation, effortlessly connecting the Central and Mid-Levels districts.
Written 18 January 2024
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TONYL
Coffs Harbour, Australia80 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Its more of an attraction/transportation thing. Plenty of shops along the way but considering the walk back, steep downhill with any parcels its a long way.
Better shopping along the streets in the CBD.
Written 16 November 2023
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Maximilian
Hong Kong, China297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The Central Mid-Levels Escalators in Hong Kong are a brilliant and efficient transportation solution that deserves every bit of praise they receive. As the world's longest outdoor covered escalator system, this impressive feat of engineering not only eases the daily commute for thousands of people but also offers a unique perspective on the vibrant city life.

One of the most striking aspects of the Central Mid-Levels Escalators is their sheer convenience. They effortlessly transport passengers up and down the steep slopes of Hong Kong's Central and Western Districts, turning what could have been a strenuous climb into a comfortable and enjoyable journey.

The escalators also provide a fascinating window into the bustling city life. As you travel along the system, you'll pass by a diverse array of shops, restaurants, and markets, offering an authentic glimpse into the local culture. The escalators also connect several key neighborhoods and landmarks, making them an ideal starting point for exploring Hong Kong's iconic attractions.

As a bonus, the escalators are an eco-friendly transportation option that helps to reduce traffic congestion and minimize the city's carbon footprint. Their efficient design and operation contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious urban environment.

In summary, the Central Mid-Levels Escalators in Hong Kong are a five-star attraction that perfectly combines innovation, convenience, and sustainability. They provide an exceptional transportation solution and a unique opportunity to experience the heart of Hong Kong's lively cityscape.
Written 1 May 2023
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Giles P
Nottingham, UK49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Returned to Hong Kong after 4 years away - the escalators are a great way to get up and down to Central from Mid-Levels, where I was staying. Handy restaurants and shops (an M&S) run either side. Just as fun and useful as ever
Written 2 April 2023
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Susan C
Melbourne, Australia884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
A friend introduced me to the Mid-levels covered escalator which runs from Central up to the Mid-levels which I thoroughly enjoyed because it was just so different to anything else I have seen and it also saved me from walking up the hill. We were able to visit Hollywood Rd (including Man Mo temple), Cat Street and Tai Kwan using the escalator and often got views of the shops on the second and sometimes third floors. We travelled after 10 am so it was always travelling upwards but I didn't find it hard to walk back down. It was approaching Lunar New Year so the escalator was decorated in festive lighting and, at night, that was especially beautiful. It is commonly used by everyone and is free.
Written 27 February 2023
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