The longest escalator in the world - Mid-Levels Escalator in Hong Kong

Initially the goal was get to Victoria Peak, but before I wanted to look at the longestthere is an escalator in the world, it is near there at all, in the sense in the same direction as the top. The length is 800 meters! He is listed in the Guinness Book of Records, which in general is not surprising. I can not say that the spectacle is very exciting, but if you are near, I recommend to go, you can combine it with a visit to something, for example, with the same peak.

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The longest escalator in the world

Street escalator (Central-Mid-Levels Escalator),as I said, not quite a sight, but I personally liked it. It's great, you go around, you look around, life is boiling around, people rush to work and work, tourists idly stroll, in the windows filipinki wash the dishes. A fascinating process, I tell you, to drive up through the city and look at everything, stopping only to take a photo and go to another level of the escalator. It is not entirely 800 meters, but it is considered to be total in parts, there are about 20 sections. A great way to look into the back streets, patios, into real life.

If you don’t rush the action can be stretched,stopping to have breakfast in some cafe, of which abound along the way. But you can quickly get up, pofotkat and back, the rise will take only 20 minutes. True, you will have to go back on foot, but more on that later in the information block.

Street Escalator Central - Mid-Levels Escalator

Street Escalator Central - Mid-Levels Escalator

Street escalator without steps

Street escalator without steps

Parallel to the escalator is a street in the form of stairs

Parallel to the escalator is a street in the form of stairs

Parallel to the escalator is a street in the form of stairs

Parallel to the escalator is a street in the form of stairs

We go and see what is happening around

We go and see what is happening around

Around ordinary life flows

Around ordinary life flows

Belishko is dried, ordinary people live here

Belishko is dried, ordinary people live here

Great place to store toys

Great place to store toys

The courtyard is like in a village

The courtyard is like in a village

The usual European-Chinese porch

The usual European-Chinese porch

Typical Hong Kong Candle

Typical Hong Kong Candle

How to pick

How to pick

The bouquet grows right below the window.

The bouquet grows right below the window.

Here it is a craving for life!

Here it is a craving for life!

Island of rest

Island of rest

On the way, you can taste egg pies

On the way, you can taste egg pies

The transition between the levels of the escalator, and old and young

The transition between the levels of the escalator, and old and young

A container for old clothes, oh, how I miss it in Moscow

A container for old clothes, oh, how I miss it in Moscow

In one of the horizontal transitions, a terminal is installed where you can get 2 Hong Kong dollars for free as a gift for Oktopus card, trifle, but nice. Apparently another incentive to use the escalator. Since I was there once, I don’t know for sure, but I assume that you can get this bonus only once a day.

Terminal - as a gift 2 HKD on Oktopus

Terminal - as a gift 2 HKD on Oktopus

When you find yourself at the top, you can continue the path and walk to Victoria Peak (how to get), somewhere else 30 minutes to go. First, a little through the city, and then along Old Peak Road through the forest. Getting lost is difficult, especially if there is GPS in the smartphone, but the road is always up.

Escalator working time

Escalator working hours - every day from 6 am to10.30 on the descent, then from 10.30 to 12 at night on the rise. Escalator is free. This time of work was not chosen by chance, it was done so that people would use it to deliver their bodies to the office instead of the car. A good solution for eliminating traffic jams, isn't it?

Thus, if you are going to just climb on it, then you need to appear there not earlier than 10.30 in the morning.

On the map

Getting to the escalator is pretty easy. It is located near the metro Central or Hongkong. Here is a map for you to understand. Since it consists of sections, you can get to it almost on every street it crosses, an approximate beginning where the point is, but in general the transition (second level) starts right near the Honkong metro in one of the shopping centers, just this piece horizontal.

Street Escalator (Mid Level Escalator)

Street Escalator (Mid Level Escalator)
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