Star Ferry

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Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong (SAR)
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Founded in 1888, the Star Ferry connects Central, Hong Kong Island to Tsim Sha Tsui.  Over 70,000 passengers are carried per day across the harbour.  Cash or Octopus card are accepted.
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First To Review: Eric J.
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Feb 17, 2009
Potentially the cheapest touristy thing you'll do in Hong Kong. When I was there, it was 1.7 HKD (0.22USD). It's worth the trip to see how this city got between the island and the peninsula before the MTR was created.

The unfortunate part about the harbour from the Kowloon side is that the smog blocks the view of the Hong Kong Island skyscrapers. That being said, when you're on the boat crossing the harbour, the bright lights of the skyscrapers are in full shine as you come closer to the island.
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May 6, 2009
I remember taking this ferry when I was younger with my grandmother, and it was a great experience to ride the ferry again. This is like a HK institution. The Ferry goes from Tsim Sha Tsui over to Central or vice versa, and the whole ride is pretty quick. You get a great view of the harbour from both ends and sure beats sitting underground in the metro. Highly recommended to try at least once –more so if you’re staying at the Marco Polo hotel as it lets out right outside the hotel :p
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Jun 1, 2010
Another thing that you really should try to do. You can take the ferry and combine it with the Peak as there is a double decker that runs every 20 minutes (sometimes 30) between the Star Ferry terminal (central side) and the Peak tram stop. It is super easy to do and cheaper than the mtr which goes under the water. Sit back and watch the buildings during the short ride.
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Aug 11, 2008
I love watching the lights of the buildings at night reflect off the South China Sea.  Watching the tourists walking around and riding the Star Ferry is always fun.  Great place for me to absorb the soul of Hong Kong.
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Dec 31, 2009
The feel of China and its busy lifestyle, just half way in between major financial and shopping centers, perfect shots of the high rise buildings.
Cheap, fast and noisy.
Exciting!

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