Trams are undoubtedly a unique way to get around in Hong Kong. These double-decker trams are one of three systems in the world and are 110 years old. Serving the Northern corridor of Hong Kong Island, trams provide a unique experience of getting around in a modern, rapidly-moving city in one of the oldest forms of transport in the city.
The trams are charmingly called ‘Ding-Dings’ because of the chiming sounds they make to warn pedestrians of their presence. They run from the Eastern side of Shau Kei Wan all the way to the Western end of Kennedy Town. They also have a loop route that diverts to Happy Valley near Causeway Bay. The trams run parallel to the MTR, so it is a fairly straightforward route and an easy way to get around as you’ll never get lost.