Hustle down to the Star Ferry and take the short ten-minute trip across Victoria Harbour, either to the Kowloon or Central ... More
Hustle down to the Star Ferry and take the short ten-minute trip across Victoria Harbour, either to the Kowloon or Central side. Gaze up at Hong Kong's majestic skyline, which is an erratic stretch of skyscrapers, hotels, and apartment blocks. The nighttime views, when Hong Kong glitters like a diamond, are dramatic. There are 3 Star Ferry Piers: Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier, Central Star Ferry Pier and Wan Chai Star Ferry Pier.
The main star ferry rides go from Central or Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui. Fares are extraordinarily cheap, and is the cheapest way to get across the harbour.
What you get is a short (long relative to the other methods) ride across the harbour, with plenty of photo opportunities. Gets you right in with the local life as well as the old days, when ferries was the only way to get across.
During the summer, go for the upper deck, which comes with a air conditioned cabin, for a more comfortable ride.
words can't quite express how i felt when i was at Star Ferry. Awe, excited, transferred to another world ???
as soon as i arrived at hk, i went to star ferry. As i watched the sea surface & the buildings on the Central side, i was stunned. It's like being transferred to another world.
I still often think about star ferry, when i can go back there.
hk is a must visit city & star ferry is a must see place.
The guide books list the Peak Tram as the best tourist attraction. They lie, because this is just statistical nonsense; tourists buy virtually all the tickets - except the commuter season tickets!
The Star Ferry is dirt cheap, and the number of tourists using it is unkown, because everyone buys the same sort of ticket. You get spectacular views of both sides of Victoria Harbour, and the opportunity to mix with and obseve the locals.
Unfortunately, it's continued existence is in jepody, due to land reclaimation schemes constricting the width of ther harbour and causing turbulence that interferes with the docking!
Only the trams give a better value for money ride, as the round trip takes about two hours and costs six dollars in total (3 x $2).
Nice cheap ride where you can take a rest & relax while traveling to you next destination in Hong Kong. The harbor takes on a different feel while traveling on the ferry and you feel like you belong a little bit...It's nothing fancy but has a real local feel.
I was in Hong Kong for two days on business. I clawed out one free hour, and spent in on the Star Ferry. I felt at peace with myself and why I came to China. Didn't do much on the Kowloon side - bought some pieces of jade souvenirs and David Beckham choccies - but I didn't have to do much, because the trip itself was worth it.
Every once in a while during your busy life you will experience a moment in which everything in your life will make sense. It happened for me on the Star Ferry. Oddly enough, I had recently been to Argentina and saw the Southern Cross for the first time. I desperately tried to remember the words of the CSNY song, thinking that there was some important cosmic message I was supposed to be receiving, but I couldn't remember the words of the song.
The words came rushing back to me on the Star Ferry. It's that kind of an experience. Bring your kids.
I took the star ferry once and it was cool. I took it during the day, but it would have been cooler at night.
To go to Hongkong and not go on the star ferry is like going to New York and opting not to see the Statue of liberty.
it is a good way to enjoy the wonderful screenary of the both side of the harbour. My husband love boat.. it is very interesting to have change to view different type of boat.. from small fishing boat to cargo ship.. from modern western boat to oriental boat.. wonderful.
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