The Tram has been running in Hong Kong Island for over a century, and has already become an important part of the inhabitant's daily life. Everybody here calls the Tram “Ding Ding” kindly. The Tramline stretches from Kennedy Town in the west of the island to Shau Kei Wan in the east, passing both the bustling residential area and dynamic city center. Traveling by Ding Ding, you can enjoy the excellent views of the lively street and have a wonderful opportunity to experience the real Hong Kong life, all for only HK$2.00. The following is the highlights along the tramway.
1. Sai Wan & Sheung Wan
Sheung Wan provides a fascinating window onto the past days of Hong Kong. You will find the array of shops sells the traditional Chinese medicine and the flavored dried seafood. It was one kind of vision and olfactory enjoys just passing the old streets.
2. Central Central has been known as the financial core of Hong Kong since 1841. Here, skyscrapers and marble shopping malls sit side by side. The bamboo-like Bank of China is in the middle background, the most recognized skyscraper in Hong Kong and a master piece in the architectural history. The Legislative Council Building - the legally historic site, the HSBS headquarters Building is another world-famous building for its modern style designed by Lord Norman Foster. And the II International Finance Center is the fourth tallest building in the world with a height of 415.8m and 88 stories.
3. Causeway Bay was a shoal more than a hundred years ago. After reclamation it was earth-based and gradually became a commercial area. Now, it serves as a very popular center for shopping, dinning and nightlife in Hong Kong. As your tram rolls along the Hennessy Road, you will be amazed at the constant ebb and flow of people.
4. Happy Valley Nothing beats the thrill of horse-racing in Hong Kong. Happy Valley in one of the few in-city race tracks in the world. It is the first racecourse in Hong Kong, which was built by filling up a swamp, and the first Race Meeting was held in 1846. From then on, it was held every year till now. Sitting in the stands, you're surrounded by high-rise residential buildings as you watch the horses come galloping down the home stretch bound for glory.
5. Tai Koo Shing & Sai Wan Ho & Shau Kei Wan When the Tram arrives at Shau Kei Wan terminal, you can walk towards the East Street, passing through the channel, then you will find the Tam Kung Temple. As God of the sea, Tam Kung has always had a strong followings among the local fishermen, and the temple provided them with a venue for village meetings in days gone by. After then, walking along the Island Eastern Corridor towards east, you will reach the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defense, once a restricted military base, which provides an amazing opportunity for visitors to tour an important construction from Hong Kong's military past.
The stops along the tramway:
SAI WAN -> SHEUNG WAN -> CENTRAL -> WAN CHAI -> HAPPY VALLEY->CAUSEWAY BAY -> TIN HAU -> FORTRESS HILL -> NORTH POINT -> TAKOO SHING -> SAI WAN HO -> SHAU KEI WAN
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