In a modern international city like Hong Kong, public transportation is both abundant and efficient, so you’re never short on options for how to get around. If you really want the authentic Hong Kong experience, you should ride the Hong Kong tramways at least once.
The tramways in Hong Kong are one of the city’s earliest forms of public transportation, their use going back more than 100 years. They’re also one of the most environmentally friendly. It’s also the only tram system in the world to operate with only double-decker trams, which a known as the Ding Ding by locals.
You’ll find the trams running along Hong Kong Island from Shau Kei Wan to Kennedy Town on six major routes. They’re frequent and inexpensive, and you can use a Hong Kong Octopus card to pay your fare if you don’t happen to have change. Even if you don’t use the trams for transportation purposes, hop on one for an inexpensive people-watching excursion through one of the oldest parts of Hong Kong.