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Aberdeen Harbour

south side of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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As featured in 3 days in Hong Kong
Ranked #129 of 417 attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Aberdeen is known for its floating islands where local fishermen can be seen plying their craft from their junks. It is also home to the floating... more » Owner description: Aberdeen is known for its floating islands where local fishermen can be seen plying their craft from their junks. It is also home to the floating restaurant, Jumbo. The best way to experience Aberdeen Harbour is to take a cruise tour by sampan. « less
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

it was a let down, it is in the middle of a marina which needs a sampan to go to it and the only thing you can see is boats all around. Aberdeen is a building site, maybe in a year`s time it might be better.

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Caboolture, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Hop on a sampan and see the Aberdeen floating village, and a trip along the river to see the famous floating restaurant, well worth it.

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Rizal Province, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We enjoyed a leisure walk also in this place, mostly the old and new Chinese boats were docked here. We just had a hard time getting a bus ride going back to our place in Tsuen Wan.

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Bongaree, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Do not pay 50HKD for a sampan tour. Walk to the end of the pier and visit the wholsale fish market - just walk through. Fascinating live fish etc sold. It is wet underfoot so paddle carefully and watch your step. Next take the free Jumbo restaurant boat, then take it back again. You'll see pretty much everything there is.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I first visited Aberdeen harbor and the fishing village in 1983. Back then it was unique and exotic. Now it is overdeveloped, dirty, run down and a bit boring. I ate at the Jumbo floating restaurant which I have reviewed separately. I then took the sampan tour of the harbor area. Because it was empty I negotiated hard for a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We visited Aberdeen one rainy miserable day in May. It formed part of a private guided tour that also included Victoria Peak and Stanley Market. We toured the harbour on a sampan with one other couple. Frankly, we are mystified why this is an attraction. It didn't feel authentic at all. The "highlight" was seeing the iconic Jumbo restaurant, which... More

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Doncaster UK
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This sounds a bit mean but we were really looking forward to our sampan ride around the harbour. Unfortunately we weren't that impressed, there's not a lot of authenticity around, the harbour is mostly full of luxury yachts. Please we've been but wouldn't feel the need to go again

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

There are over 3,000 boats of all kinds docked here including the giant, largest restaurant in the world (The Jumbo Floating Restaurant) that seats 5,000 diners at a time. The Sampan ride through the harbor($15 HK) made the trip really worthwhile.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Place is clean and beautiful but expensive. The boat ride was not part of our tour, the cost for the boat ride was HKD50 which we thought to be very expensive for a 20 minutes or less ride. The Jumbo floating Restaurant was there. A very expensive restaurant and the food ain't that fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Many wooden boats are docked by the piers. I was here for the shuttle over to Jumbo restaurant. Look across the harbour to see a spectacular view of high rise buildings illuminating the background.

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