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Navigating Hong Kong’s MRT: From Cha Chaan Teng to Guerrilla Street Art | 浏览香港的地铁艺术

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This week at chozun 途赞, we’re taking you on a ride on one of the world’s most envied metro systems. Why? To celebrate the 10th and 12th of May: world train week! We’re looking into one of the world’s best Metro systems – Hong Kong’s MTR and it’s sweetest surroundings. We cover some of the most awesome, underground, must see spots in Hong Kong. As with many of the world’s top cities, Hong Kong’s metro allows you to access many of the city’s sweetest spots.

本周在途赞,我们带您搭乘世界上最令人羡慕的地铁之一。为什么?为庆祝5月10- 12日:世界列车周!我们正在探索世界上最好的地铁系统之一 – 香港的地铁和它最优雅的环境。我们罗列了一些香港最棒的地下必看景点。与许多世界顶级城市一样,香港的地铁让您方便的穿梭整个城市。

Staple stations & their top surroundings | 主要站及其顶级环境

Central Station | 中央站

Around central station there are some of Hong Kong’s most popular and unique bars, cafes and activities. The bars and breweries we recommend the most in the area include stock market based bar Wolf MarketCe La Vie terrace, Ashley Sutton’s Iron Fairies Bar65 Peel for some crafty Hong Kong brew, and NYC’s iconic Hong Kong sister PDT (Please Don’t Tell). One of our favourite coffee spots in Hong Kong is Elephant Grounds, which is not only based near Central, but can be found near Admiralty station, Causeway Bay station and Sheung Wan station. If you fancy some creative flair with your caffeine dosage, Leo’s Espresso offers remarkable and instagramable 3D coffee art. The espresso bar is located roughly halfway between Central station and Admiralty station – so either stop will allow you to witness Leo’s incredible work.

中央车站周围有一些香港最受欢迎和独特的酒吧,咖啡馆和各种活动。我们推荐这个地区最棒的酒吧和啤酒厂,比如基于股票市场的酒吧Wolf Market,Ce La Vie露台,Ashley Sutton的铁精灵酒吧,65 Peel供应手工酿制的香港啤酒,以及纽约标志性的香港姐妹PDT(Please Don’ Tell)。香港最受欢迎的咖啡馆之一是Elephant Grounds,它不仅位于中环附近,还可以在金钟站,铜锣湾站和上环站附近找到。如果您喜欢咖啡,Leo的Espresso咖啡具有卓越和不可或缺的3D艺术。咖啡酒吧位于中央车站和金钟站中间位置 – 因此,任何一站都可以让您见证Leo令人难以置信的作品。

Central station is also only a 8-10 min walk from Peak Tram stop from which you can access the remarkable viewing points and hiking tracks at Victoria Peak. If you’re around Admiralty station, Peak Tram stop is even closer. If central station wasn’t offering enough already, you are only a brisk 10 minute walk from the city’s beautiful Zoological and Botanical Gardens. If you’re looking for a quick and easy bite to eat, Hong Kong is famous for it’s Cha Chaan Teng‘s, authentic no-frill eateries. Our top Cha Chaan Teng recommendation near Central station would have to be Lan Fong Yuen. Open since 1952, it’s no wonder the pork buns are to die for.

中央车站距离山顶缆车站也只有8-10分钟的步行路程,您可以从这里前往维多利亚山顶的观景点和徒步路线。如果你在金钟站附近,那么山顶缆车站离你便更近了。如果中央火车站还不够满足你,那么步行10分钟即可到达动植物园。如果您想快速便捷地吃东西,香港以茶餐厅而闻名。我们在中央火车站附近的茶餐厅能给到最好的推荐必须是兰芳园。自1952年开业至今,叉烧包绝对是经典。

 

Tsim Sha Tsui station (Kowloon) | 尖沙咀站(九龙)

Situated in the epicenter of Kowloon, it’s no surprise that Tsim Sha Tsui station offers some of Hong Kong’s most iconic scenes within a 10 min walk.  These include fantastic views of the Symphony of Lights (also accessible from East Tsim Sha Tsui station)Harbour City Mall and Temple Street Market. Tsim Sha Tsui Station also leads directly to Victoria Harbour where there are ferries across the bay, and incredible city skyline views. Kowloon Park 九龙公园 is also a short walk from the station and provides some sanctuary from the busy street, with Tai Chi, swimming pools, stunning flower gardens, a large tranquil lake with flamingos and an exotic aviary.

尖沙咀站位于九龙中心,十分钟步行路程便能到达香港最具标志性的场景,这并不奇怪。其中包括维港夜景幻彩咏香江(亦可从尖沙咀东站前往),海港城购物中心及庙街街市的美景。尖沙咀站也直通维多利亚港,那里有穿越海湾的渡轮,以及令人难以置信的城市天际线景观。九龙公园距离火车站也只有很短的步行路程,在繁忙的街道上设有一些歇脚的地方,包括太极,游泳池,美丽的花园,一个拥有火烈鸟和富有异国情调鸟舍的宁静大湖泊。

If you’re after a drink, Eye Bar rooftop offers exquisite views of the city and delicious beers and cocktails. If you’re in the mood for an alcohol free coffee fix, N1 Coffee & Co is one of if our favourite spots. Our top Cha Chaan Teng recommendation near Tsim Sha Tsui station is Relax For A While – their congee menu will bring a tear to your eye.

如果您喝完酒后,Eye酒吧的屋顶可以欣赏到城市的美景,还有精美的啤酒和鸡尾酒。如果您想要品尝无酒精咖啡,那么N1 Coffee&Co就是首选景点之一。我们在尖沙咀站附近顶级推荐茶餐厅是Relax For A While – 他们的美味会让你好吃到流眼泪。

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Causeway Bay station | 铜锣湾站

Causeway Bay is best known as the dynamic and fast-paced retail heart of HK. It’s dived between Eastern and Western quarters. The Western quarter offers luxury malls, department stores and boutiques. It’s Eastern end is filled with a bargain hunter’s dream where they can explore  Jardine’s Crescent street market. If you’re in the mood for a drink with a view, Skye Bar is a must. If you’re into the cuter, quirkier kind of experience, Rabbit Cafe is the answer to the infamous cat cafes of Japan.

香港铜锣湾以其充满活力和快节奏的零售中心而闻名。它分为东部和西部。西区提供豪华商场,百货公司和精品店。东部则为喜欢讨价还价的购物者提供了场所,在那里他们可以探索怡和新月街头市场。如果您想要品尝美酒,Skye酒吧是必须要去的。如果你喜欢这种可爱的,奇怪的经验,来自日本的兔子咖啡馆千万不可错过。

Causeway Bay station is also conveniently located a brief walk from tranquil Victoria Park 维多利亚公园 where they offer popular Tai Chai. Various meeting points are in close vicinity too, including Hong Kong Central LibraryOur top Cha Chaan Teng recommendation near Causeway Bay station is Yee Shun Milk Company. We can never go past their traditional HK milk pudding.

铜锣湾站也位于交通便利的位置,距离宁静的维多利亚公园只有一小段步行路程。香港中央图书馆等各种集合点也在附近。我们在铜锣湾站附近推荐的茶餐厅是怡顺牛奶公司。我们永远无法超越他们传统的香港牛奶布丁。

 

Sheung Wan station | 上环站

Sheung Wan is in renowned for it’s chill vibes, street art, numerous cafes, eateries, bars and markets. Based west of the main business district, the station is directly connected to the Macau Ferry Terminal. Hollywood Road and Cat street Market, and Graham Street Market are the perfect places for antique shopping – we’re sure with some luck you’ll find treasure you never knew you even needed! The station is a 5-10 min walk from the local heritage Man Mo Temple. 

上环以其冷静的气氛,街头艺术,众多的咖啡馆,餐馆,酒吧和市场而闻名。该站位于主要商业区的西面,直接连接到澳门客运码头。好莱坞路和猫街市场以及格雷厄姆街市场是古董购物的理想场所 – 我们相信,一定会有一些运气,你会发现你永远不知道你甚至需要的宝贝!该站距离当地传统文武庙有5-10分钟步行路程。

If you’re someone with a sweet-tooth, Oddies Foodies dessert bar offers some unique and delicious treats including liquid nitrogen cookies and cream bites! If you’re after a refreshing afternoon aperitif, The Old Man is one of your top picks. Our top Cha Chaan Teng recommendation near Sheung Wan station is Hoi An Café, which was incredibly founded in the same year as Central’s infamous Lan Fong Yuen. The buns and baked goods are a gift from the gods and the main reason we head to Hoi An Café.

如果您是甜食爱好者,Oddies Foodies甜点吧提供一些独特而美味的食物,包括液氮饼干和奶油!如果您想要清爽的下午开胃酒,The Old Man是您的首选之一。我们在上环火车站附近推荐的茶餐厅是会安咖啡厅,这个咖啡厅与中环著名的兰芳园同年成立。面包和烘焙食品是来自上帝的礼物,也是我们前往会安咖啡厅的主要原因。

 How the subway works in Hong Kong | 香港地铁系统的运行方式

Offering free wifi, navigating the MRT is easy as both Google maps and Apple maps plan your journey for you. Otherwise, you can grab an physical map from a local station or download the MRT App. You can also observe the in carriage displays that tell you what stations you’re approaching. It’s best to avoid the  rush hours of 7.30am to 9.30am and 5pm to 7pm on weekdays as the MRT gets quite hectic. There are usually trains running very two to ten minutes between the hours 6am to around midnight or 1am.

提供免费的无线网络,地铁导航很容易,因为谷歌地图和苹果地图都为您计划了旅程。或者,您可以从站台获取纸质地图或下载地铁应用程序。您还可以在车厢内的显示屏获得哪些线路正在靠近。最好避免周日上午7点30分至上午9点30分以及下午5点至7点的高峰时段,因为地铁站太繁忙。通常地铁在早上6点到午夜或凌晨1点之间运行,每2-10分钟一个班次。

The main options for using the MRT are buy grabbing an Octopus Card, Tourist Day Pass or Single Journey Pass. Hong Kong also has efficient bus, ferry and tram services – but for convenience we don’t think it gets better than the MRT. Other important trains in HK include the Airport Express Line, a special Disney Line, and a light rail network for the northwestern part of the region. Train directly to China’s mainland are also just a stone’s throw away!

购买八达通卡,旅游一日通票或单程旅行通票会为您提供便捷。香港也有高效的巴士,渡轮和电车服务 – 但为了方便起见,我们认为它不如地铁好。香港的其它重要列车包括机场快线,迪士尼专线以及该地区西北部的轻轨网络。到中国大陆也有直达车。

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