Looking to do something unique in the city this weekend? Check out our Hong Kong tram tour, and explore these local landmarks along the tram line.
After eating your Hong Kong-style breakfast, watching some classic Hong Kong movies and discovering these legendary Hong Kong icons, explore the city in classic 852 fashion. We’ve put together a D.I.Y. Hong Kong Tram Tour for you to get to know the city on one of the oldest forms of transport available. #tramstyle
Our Hong Kong tram tour will have you travelling in style
1. Belcher Bay Promenade
We begin at Belcher Bay Promenade, a former cargo working area turned public leisure space complete with a boardwalk and playground. You’ll get a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour here, so remember to bring your camera to get your fair share of shots! Feel free to stroll along the waterfront, or simply watch the sun rise and set. Although the famous nearby West District Public Cargo Depot (aka Instagram Pier) is now closed to the public, Belcher Bay Promenade is a great alternative for the almost the same great view.
Belcher Bay Promenade, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
2. Western Market
Next stop on our Hong Kong tram tour, and one of the oldest landmarks in Sheung Wan, is Western Market, which is still in its original form from when it was built in the 1900s. Find inside the market many small stores including dessert stores, clothing stores and souvenir shops. On the second floor find rows upon rows of fabric stores and tailors that are run by local merchants. If you’re ever in need for a wedding venue with stunning architecture, the Western Market also acts as a great venue to have your wedding on it’s third and fourth floors. Look up when you’re inside to see the full beauty of this iconic landmark.
Western Market, Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 6029 2675
3. Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Building
Recently given a facelift, The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Building is located in Central and holds the final adjudication and interpretation on laws in the city under the two systems, one country principle. The building was originally constructed in the early 1900s as a Supreme Court and remains one of the most stunning and grand buildings architecturally-speaking in Hong Kong. Prepare to feel like you’ve been transported back in time when visiting!
Check out these other must-visit historic buildings in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Building, 8 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2123 0123
4. Pak Tai Temple
Yes, we know, it’s a bit out of the way from the Hong Kong tram line, but Pak Tai Temple, is a beautiful and quaint little temple located in Wan Chai that you can’t miss! Built in the late 1700s, and dedicated to Pak Tai, a Chinese Deity associated with water. Walk inside the temple to find mesmerising red walls, Taoist statues, ancient relics and plenty of offerings made by visitors.
Learn about the meaning behind different temples in Hong Kong.
Pak Tai Temple, 2 Lung On Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2573 2086
5. Victoria Park
Having a long day? Take a breather at Victoria Park. Find a patch of grass and make it your home for a couple of hours or join in on one of the frequent sunrise tai chi sessions. If you want to get your heart pumping, there’s a tennis court, basketball court, swimming pool, and more on hand. As the largest public park in Hong Kong, Victoria Park will more than meet your demands for leisure and pleasure.
Victoria Park, 1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2890 5824
This quirky-named organisation aims to promote visual arts in the Hong Kong, and acts regularly as a platform that supports local art exhibitions. Though the building was originally built in the 1900s and used to serve the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, it is now all about encouraging individuals to collaborate in art, the creative process, and fuel creative experimentation. Walk in to find cool, edgy and diverse art by a number of young, talented, local individuals.
Art lovers will want to read our guide to art galleries in Hong Kong.
Oi!, 12 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong, p. 2512 3000
7. Chun Yeung Street Wet Market
Last stop on our Hong Kong tram tour is the Chun Yeung Street Wet Market. Wet markets are a staple in Hong Kong culture, and what makes Chun Yeung Street so special is that the tram line runs right through it! Find busy stores selling fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat, clothes, jewellery and much more.
Chun Yeung Street Wet Market, 91-103 Chun Yeung Street, North Point, Hong Kong
BONUS: plan your own tram party!
Couldn’t get enough of the Ding Ding? You can rent one out yourself for a private tram party! Take your pick from a selection of vintage-designed trams that will give your party one hell of a killer view. Routes take two to 3.5 hours and will bring you through the sights of Hong Kong Island. Have the time of your life exploring Hong Kong during your next company party, birthday, or even wedding!