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Aberdeen Harbour

south side of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #125 of 392 Attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: Aberdeen is known for its floating islands where local fishermen can...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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 restaurant, Jumbo. The best way to experience Aberdeen Harbour is to take a cruise tour by sampan.
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Kewaunee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

During October, 2014, we had the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong, China.The weather was mid 80's with low pollution. We went to the top of a nearby peak and overlooked the harbor and Hong Kong. Took a boat-ride in the harbor, only the equivalent of $8.00 per person. 45,000 fishermen live on their boats. Night-time view was amazing, all... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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80 reviews 80 reviews
65 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This area of HK isn't any better or worse than any other. Actually it is more inconvenient because it is on the back side of HK island. There is no reason for tourists to go here

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Walking along the modernised Aberdeen Harbour promenade, we were approached by an elderly Chinese lady offering sampan tour of the harbour for $50. As this was cheaper than those I had read about we went for it. We got the full tour, but that said zig zagging through a number of fishing boats and under the bridge to the famous... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The sampan ride was very interesting, and showed an Aberdeen Harbour that seems much changed since the last time we took this ride a decade ago. It was particularly interesting to see the Jumbo Floating Restaurant from the front, where its ornate façade beckons, and then looping around the back to see what appears to be a decrepit alley scene.... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Nice walk along the promenade however there are a lot of building works going on which means you can't seem to have access to the inner harbour. Be aware of people going up and down the promenade trying to get you on their boats. They follow you constantly so just ignore them and do your own thing.

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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We travelled down to Aberdeen to go on a Sampan ride which was free as we had a voucher. The boat was very big and you could purchase magnets and water on board. Going out through the harbour and seeing all the house boats where people actually live was fascinating and the harbour was full of these house boats. Was... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I have lived in Hong Kong for Many years and even managed to pick up a little bit of Cantonese along the way. One of the standard visits when I have family and friends visit is the Junk Boat tour around Aberdeen Harbour. The tour is quite interesting and worth it, Yesterday we paid 30HKD per head after a little... More 

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Glasgow UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We visited Aberdeen Harbour as part of a longer tour and hadn't really checked it out beforehand. We were expecting a really busy harbour, full of all sorts of houseboats, large and small and a real buzz. I guess we based that on old films etc. The truth is that times have moved on and there are more tourists here... More 

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Speers Point, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Aberdeen Harbour holds something of a rich history but all of that is almost forgotten now! Pros: Great views (not the same as Sydney or San Francisco - but all harbours have a soul and Aberdeen's is pretty raw), arrive for lunch and take advantage of the FREE Jumbo Restaurant Ferry to see the Harbour (hop on at the Aberdeen... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This distinctive market is a good stop point if you want to feel the traditional touch of China in HK. Feel the atmosphere of floating fish market when you visit them with boats/sampans. Don't be surprised that this market is always be crowded and full of merchants everywhere. If you'd like to, try the floating restaurant in the middle of... More 

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