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Aberdeen Harbour

south side of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #122 of 434 Attractions in Hong Kong
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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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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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26 attraction reviews
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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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Faridabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The place was so crowded with fisherman boats, it almost looked like a street full of traffic. The sampan ride in the maddening city of Hong Kong was a nice change. The floating restaurant in the middle is very nice.

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What an amazing cruise... through splended tours... have a drink whilst taking in the beautiful views of the harbour on dusk... an amazing sight to see... great for those photo enthusiasts

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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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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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