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Hong Kong Zigang Harbour

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Address: south side of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Aberdeen is known for its floating islands where local fishermen can be...
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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Worth a visit.

Straight forward bus journey to get here. Worth a wander along to see a real fish market, take a boat ride and you have to visit the JUMBO floating restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This run down and pretty dull part of Hong Kong has been overdeveloped with lots of high rise apartment blocks - many bought by Chinese investors and now sat empty. It used to be a scenic part of the island but right now is uninteresting with lots of smelly fishing boats moored in the harbour. Nothing really to see for... More 

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Mayfield, Dalkeith
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Straight forward bus journey to get here. Worth a wander along to see a real fish market, take a boat ride and you have to visit the JUMBO floating restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our tour guide Thomas Lai was so personable and friendly that he made our tour so welcoming. He gave us all these minute details of all the aspects and cultures of the people of the harbour. Not only was he a good tour guide but he was our very own photographer with my DSLR camera whose shots i found were... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Aberdeen Harbour, sampan tour gave a great history of the harbour & provided a personal view into the classes of Hong Kong, from old shabby fishing boats to luxury yachts. I felt honoured to have seen the fishing harbour, which the Tanka people still live on the boats & continue to fish, although was sad to hear that in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

From Aberdeen promenade we took a sampan ride through Aberdeen harbour , which is on the south side of Hong Kong Island. The harbour is filled with lots of fishing boats , sampans and some yachts. A very picturesque sight. The ride on offer take no more than 20 to 25 minutes. They also show you the famous Jumbo floating... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went on boat trip to seen boat people, saw about 6 boats that people live on. Water very polluted and smelly. Jumbo's is in need to a make over.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Again we got the opportunity to visit Aberdeen and ride a junk boat round the harbour which was great. Very relaxing as they only chug along slowly.

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Romeoville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I had a ticket to experience the Harbour in a Sampan (through Big Bus Tours Hong Kong). It was such a unique experience to see all the fishing vessels that call Aberdeen home. Plus, my personal highlight, was to see the Jumbo Floating Restaurant. I've seen pictures but to actually see it in person was amazing. Go to Aberdeen, see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Aberdeen used to be the center of incense trade when the British first set foot in HK via the Aberdeen Harbour. Literally, Hong Kong means 'fragrant harbour' as it was how the British called Aberdeen at that time. It was a quaint and charming fishing village where fishermen and their families lived in stilt houses and old-fashioned sampans. The harbor... More 

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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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