Yuen Long is a large district in the northwest section of the territory. It was one of the largest town centres in the New Territories outside of the urban core of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. I had been meaning to visit this part of Hong Kong on many occasions. I actually got there this time with my sister, parents, and mother-in-law in tow.
First off, you should know about the special day pass for the Yuen Long and Tuen Mun areas of Hong Kong. This pass is not very well advertised on the MTR website. There are only two stations from which you can buy such passes – Nam Cheong and Mei Foo. The pass allows for unlimited travel on the West Rail, the Yuen Long/Tuen Mun LRT, and MTR-run buses in the area.
This was also the first time I ever rode the West Rail. This line was the last of all the Hong Kong rail lines for me to travel upon. I could finally check it off my list.
I have a friend who is travelling to Hong Kong this Christmas and she asked for some suggestions on places to see and things to do. However, as the transit geek that I am, my biggest recommendation once you land at the Hong Kong airport is to grab an Octopus.
Hong Kong is already a Mecca for transit aficionados. It has 7 heavy rail lines that crisscross the territory plus an express rail link to the airport. There are four major bus companies that serve the majority of transit riders. There are ferries to all the outlying islands. All of these different forms of transit and these different private companies are unified by a single … Continue reading Major transit expansion for Hong Kong
Here’s a break from my Japan and Kansai travel posts. This post is inspired by Jhen over at the Buzzer Blog. In a recent post, she asked us to share our top transit moments over the past decade. Thanks to Jhen for a great job over the past year. The Buzzer Blog has really become a regular read for me. I rang in the new … Continue reading My top transit experiences of the decade (2000-2009)