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Aberdeen Fishing Village

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Aberdeen Fishing Village

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OrderintheHouse wrote a review Jul 2020
Brisbane1,945 contributions56 helpful votes
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My wife and I undertook an afternoon and evening Grayline HK tour of Hong Kong Island on 29 December 2019 which culminated in a Bauhinia Harbour Dinner Cruise incorporating the nightly Symphony of Lights experience. The tour covered a number of key attractions of Hong Kong Island including an enjoyable thirty minute sampan boat ride on the famed Aberdeen Fishing Village Harbour. The village of Aberdeen is located in the south-west of Hong Kong Island. It is a quaint and charming fishing village creating a picturesque scene, with traditional fishing boats moored side by side modern yachts with the Hong Kong high rise buildings framing the harbour offering a world of interesting contrasts. On the day of our Grayline tour it was raining on and off. However, the rain stopped for our sampan ride on the Aberdeen Harbour which was rather fortunate. We set off for our sampan boat ride from a very ornately decorated jetty. The sampan was equipped with surprisingly comfortable polished wooden seating. It was an enjoyable experience with lots of interesting boating activity on the water. We saw row upon row of the old-fashioned junks and sampans and some house boats where some fishermen and their families still live. The village has been an important fishing port since the 19th century. Originally it has been estimated that there were 600 fishing junks at the harbour where approximately 6,000 people resided. However, over the past 20 years the number of fishing villagers has declined and many of the residents have moved onshore. The outstanding sight on the sampan tour is of course the Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant. It has become one of the important landmarks in Hong Kong, providing high-end catering services for tourists. It was completed and opened in 1976 after four years at a cost of more than 30 million Hong Kong dollars. It has ornately adorned artwork and traditional dragon sculptures. It is such an imposing structure consisting of three floors and an open top deck. Amid the many smaller junks, sampans and yachts it certainly dominates the harbour seascape. The boat ride gave us two contrasting insights into the Jumbo Floating Restaurant – a first impression of a very ornate frontage which they happily want you to see and later in the cruise a view of a most ordinary uninspiring back area which they probably hope many won't see. I recalled doing a sampan boat ride of this fishing village back in 1974 when I first visited Hong Kong. Back then there were more fishing boats but no modern yachts and there was no completed Jumbo Floating Restaurant. I enjoyed it then as much as I enjoyed it this time around. There is still today a touch of tradition and charm about the old Aberdeen fishing port that appeals. Indeed a sampan boat ride on the Aberdeen Harbour is still an enjoyable, scenic highlight of any Hong Kong Island tour.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Terry F wrote a review Jan 2020
Friendswood, Texas82 contributions28 helpful votes
The waterfront was very clean. We boarded the sampan and traveled around the busy harbor for about twenty minutes. We first passed the multi-million dollar yachts and then we traveled past the families living on their sampans. Amazing comparison of the old and the new.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Alanthebairn wrote a review Dec 2019
Falkirk, United Kingdom766 contributions173 helpful votes
An Aberdeen Harbour tour used to provide a fascinating view of a vibrant Hong Kong fishing community. Now; together with the harbours much reduced size, there is very little of this original community left. There seems to be many luxury yachts in the harbour than houseboats. Times move on.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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BarrieLV wrote a review Nov 2019
Bath, United Kingdom377 contributions111 helpful votes
We took the number 70 bus from the CBD (Exchange Square) across the island to Aberdeen. Sitting on the top deck we got excellent views of parts we had not visited and using the ordinary bus was cheap and simple and at our own pace. When we got to Aberdeen harbour we took a little local ferry across (using the octopus card) and walked along the harbour, a very interesting contrast and change of pace to the Hong Kong business district and Kowloon. The buses were frequent and easy to locate to get back to the CBD. Allow an hour each way for the bus and an hour or so at the harbour. The bus trip is part of the fun.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Kaymtravel7 wrote a review Nov 2019
Los Angeles, California817 contributions138 helpful votes
We really enjoyed visiting this sleepy Waterfront. We took a charming sam pan ride for about 20 minutes around the water, which was very relaxing and picturesque. Worth a visit.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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