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The Hong Kong Tramway traverses the most important part of the city from east to west, and it goes slow enough that it is good for a sightseeing and for transportation for tourists. It is a special transportation treat that tourists can enjoy.
It is actually one of the top 20 popular things to do in the whole of China and in the top 6 in Hong Kong as rated by TripAdvisor (2016). It transports tourists in a fun, slow way, and you can relax as you watch the sights go by from the top deck.
What gets this little tram system such high tourist ratings?
There are 123 stops and seven tram lines with up to six parallel lines in some places. To interchange between lines, you have to get off and wait to take the tram you want. The terminus of the line is shown on a sign on the front.
The tram tracks are in the middle of streets on the north of Hong Kong Island (like Des Vouex Road, Queensway Road, Johnston Road, Hennessey Road, and Causeway Road) with small pedestrian island platforms.
The Happy Valley loop is clockwise one-way. It branches south between Wan Chai and Causeway Bay to go around the Happy Valley Racecourse. See map below.
The tram line and the MTR line run parallel. Here are tram stops for the stations most used by tourists:
Pick a reputable company like China Highlights for your tour of Hong Kong and China. You can arrange for our driver and guide to help you enjoy your time.