Hong Kong Outdoor Escalators Video

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Hong Kong Outdoor Escalators Video

I thought it would be fun to make a video riding the escalators in Hong Kong. Where else can you ride outdoor escalators in a city? I sped it up and my twenty minute ride will take you about 2 ½ minutes. Enjoy:

Hong Kong Escalators Super Fast from Bohemian Traveler.

The Central Mid-levels escalators in Hong Kong are the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. They consist of twenty escalators and three moving walkways taking passengers 800 meters in distance while elevating them over 135 vertical meters. The escalator operates downhill during the morning rush hour from 6-10am and uphill the rest of the day until midnight.

The elevator system was constructed in 1993 at a cost $30 million USD. Covered and elevated above street level, they whisk passengers from Central Station up to the swanky Mid-levels residential neighborhood as far as Conduit Road. Bars, restaurants, and boutique shops line the route and it has developed over the years as a tourist attraction.

Riding the Mid-levels Escalators in Hong Kong

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Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it for the better part of 20 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at Bohemian Traveler and edits the independent travel magazine GoMadNomad.com. He most recently set up a tour company offering authentic, small group tours at Unquote Travel. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. Michael Bugno says:

    This video is GREAT! I have always loved escalators, even as a kid; so glad I got to ride it during my stay in HK!

  2. Stephen Bugno says:

    Thanks Mike! Glad you enjoyed it!

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