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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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Simple piece of engineering that helps socially

You achieve a couple of things by taking the mid-levels escalator: 1. you don't have to exert a lot of energy because you are being carried; 2. you can alight off the relevant... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You achieve a couple of things by taking the mid-levels escalator: 1. you don't have to exert a lot of energy because you are being carried; 2. you can alight off the relevant levels to explore a bit or eat something that caught your eye (e.g the well known egg tart shop near Lynhurst Terrace); 3. You can mingle with... More 

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Mumbai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 401 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'd often seen "Mid level escalators" written on maps in Hong Kong but never tried to find out what it was. Hong Kong is a city built on uneven, actually hilly terrain. Many roads are steep upslope. In the heart of old Hong Kong is an area where the land slopes upwards. I was looking for a restaurant, walking along,... More 

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Vancouver BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food and drink choices in this area is great. Linguini Fini - wonderful. Hidden gems everywhere. A definite must see.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Goes from top to bottom of Hong Kong side of Hong kong. Makes the hilly city easier to travel in. Gives a good view of city and even discount on your next subway ride.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A giant escalator that takes you through the town with the opportunity to jump on and off whenever you feel like. Its a good concept but be aware it only goes in one direction. I believe it changes direction once a day from memory

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a unique experience taking elevators up the city streets to the mid levels. Definately worth doing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 1 week ago

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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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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