The Central to Mid-Levels Escalator and walkway system in Hong Kong is the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. It runs over 800 m and traverses an elevation of over 135 m. It opened in 1993 to provide an improved link between the Central and Mid-Levels districts on Hong Kong Island. Apart from serving as a mode of transportation, the system is also a tourist attraction and is lined with restaurants, bars, and shops. The escalator's direction of travel reverses during the day to accommodate the general flow of pedestrians. Many are drawn to view the spot where filming occurred on several well-known movies including "Chungking Express" and "The Dark Knight."
It takes 15 minutes to take a 15-minute ride from Central to Banshan, the longest outdoor covered escalator in the world, and it takes 20 minutes to get there. During the ride, you can enter and leave at will. Is it interesting to see the location of the movie Chongqing Forest?
Central has a unique building, granite staircase quietly and tenaciously lying for a century, pretending nothing has changed, and beloved people, slowly pick up the steps, walking, will be a memorable memory, think of it is beautiful.
Half-mountain escalator is a section, each section can let visitors down to see the surrounding features, such as various graffiti, various small bars, characteristic streets and alleys. This escalator is the main passage from Central to the mid-mountain. It can enter and exit other streets at will, stroll around shopping malls on both sides, or rest in restaurants. Stand on the escalator and watch the old streets of Hong Kong slowly passing in front of you.
Half-way escalator experience first-class stick! Practical and ornamental, it takes no effort to get to where you want to go. Wang Jiawei's Chongqing Forest also takes a view here, linking up many characteristic scenic spots in Central, taking the escalator to enjoy the humanistic landscape along the way, or wandering freely when there are forks, there will also be amazing discoveries.
The direction of the escalator is only one-way up. The exit of Central Metro Station D2 goes out. Walking eastward along Queen's Avenue to the vicinity of Central Street Market, you can see the starting point of the escalator. The road signs will be prompted, clear and will not be missed. The escalator is 800 meters in total. It is the longest outdoor covered escalator in the world.
The world's largest outdoor escalator with cover, divided into upstream and downstream, upstream and downstream in two time periods, we got off the subway Central Station after a road navigation to the destination, sit on the escalator is also a experience, in the middle of Hollywood Road down the escalator, to find those few red graffiti wall.
Half-way escalator is very long, only upward direction, downward stairs can only be taken. The half-mountain escalator is the longest escalator in the world. It is well known for the film "Chongqing Forest", and the classic scene is worth repeating for yourself.
Sitting on the escalator in the Mid-Ring Half Mountain, I looked for the shadow in Wang Jiawei's film. When people take escalators in Hong Kong, they consciously stand in a straight line on the right and leave a passage on the left for those in need of time. This is a great behavior.
From the water front, enter main bldg that has subway and busses. On the hill side take the escalator up, keep taking the up escalators. They will take you almost to the top of the hill. WALK down unless you wait for the switching then ride them down. Check for the posted hours of the change. Great view!
I love the movie "Chungking Express" and was so happy to realize that the mid-levels escalator is one of the locations from the film that I recognize.Not really anything to give a rating to, but it was fun to stumble across.