Hong Kong Central-Mid Level Escalator in Motion

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Hong Kong Central-Mid Level Escalator in Motion



In Central Hong Kong, you’ll see the sign says ‘escalator’ and people often guide you to ‘take the escalator’ to get to somewhere. What is so special about the escalator? Because this is world’s longest indoor escalator and it is crossing the whole central area of Hong Kong Island. Get on and get off, wherever you are. It goes down in early morning (before 10am) and it goes up rest of the day. The entire system covers over 800 metres in distance and elevates over 135 metres from bottom to top. It links Des Voeux Road in Central with Conduit Road in the Mid-levels, passing through narrow streets. The daily traffic exceeds 55,000 people. I featured this escalator in my “Hong Kong Loves’ The Best” post.

One fine afternoon in Hong Kong, Stephen (@bohemiantrav ) and I took the escalator from bottom to top and filmed the entire journey. Don’t have a time to watch the whole thing? Not to worry, we fast forwarded it. 🙂



Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .


  1. Amer says:

    I have to say this is such a unique attraction to Hong Kong and a clever one too!

  2. Paul Tully says:

    Great feature 🙂

    Unusual but works and does the job, certainly saved my legs some work lol

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