A bit of old Hong Kong includes a trip on the Star Ferry. This famous ferry has carried passengers back and forth across Victoria Harbor from Hong Kong Island to the Kowloon side since 1888.
Per a recent news article in the South China Morning Post, before the Star Ferry was established, individuals crossed the harbor on sampans or wooden rowboats. Currently, tens of thousands of passengers take the scenic ride across the deep harbor each day.
The Star Ferry is listed as one of National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s ‘Top 50 experiences of a lifetime.’
“It is a Hong Kong institution, with gleaming skyscrapers set against the backdrops of green hills.”
Passengers who ride the Star Ferry include regulars who want to avoid the crowded MTR (train) traveling under the harbor. The Cross-Harbour Tunnel opened in 1972.
The ferry also carries tourists from all parts of the world, clicking cameras of the skyline.
Not just tourists click their cameras, I do too!
This post is inspired by Thursday Doors, hosted by Norm Frampton. For more interesting doors from all around the globe, check it out.