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[Aberdeen1773 Fishing Heritage] - Sampan & Houseboat Audio Guided Tour
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[Aberdeen1773 Fishing Heritage] - Sampan & Houseboat Audio Guided Tour

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Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter is a unique fishing village that blends the old and new. The traditional lifestyle shared among fishermen or Tanka people with many antique junks and sampans are juxtaposed against fleets of luxury yachts and towering skyscrapers. The typhoon shelter is also home to many intangible cultural heritage, all being traces of the humble beginnings of Hong Kong when it was still a small fishing village.<br><br>Let us bring you back in time as you hop onboard our unique sampan boats, we will cruise through 13 different local landmarks around the charming Aberdeen fishing village. While cruising, try immerse yourself in the area’s rich culture and history, through our exquisitely designed audio guide, where you will listen to folk-tales, lullabies and narratives of the area. If you’re lucky, you may be able to witness traditional dragon boat trainings or live fish trade in action!
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J Steiner wrote a review Sep 2020
Hong Kong, China194 contributions590 helpful votes
My main method of commuting to work. This is the longest outdoor covered escalator in the world I believe. Opened in 1993 and is a convenient way to get from Mid-Levels to Central, rain or shine. Even during a typhoon, you can still go to work. It ends at Conduit Road and you can access the peak trail from there. So convenient.
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Date of experience: September 2020
6 Helpful votes
Mairwen1 wrote a review Sep 2020
Sydney, Australia3,209 contributions1,593 helpful votes
Finally, renovation works on the Mid-Levels escalator are at an end and you can now travel again from top to bottom, without interruption on the world’s longest outdoor escalator. I think it's a must on a tourist itinerary. The best things are: i) It is elevated so you get an excellent view from above of Hong Kong’s city streets and markets from Central to the Mid-Levels. It’s worth doing just for this unique birds-eye view. Allow about 20 minutes one way. ii) Costs nothing – completely free and no need to queue (it can be extremely busy at peak times but it's always a constant flow) iii) Hong Kong is extremely hilly and this is one way to save your legs. Taxis are cheap and frequent but if you prefer to be and about, walking then the escalator will often be a life-saver vi) From Central, it's the best way to access the vibrant, lively Soho area (don’t miss). You can step off the escalator right into the middle of the bars and restaurants of Elgin and Staunton Streets v) You can exit at several other points to access other parts of the city also - Hollywood Rd, the historic Tai Kwun Centre (highly recommend this), shops, cafes and markets along the way v) It is covered so it is a good activity if you have a rainy day TIP: This is the most important thing to know about the escalator - it only goes one way at a time. Between 6am -10am it runs downhill into Central, taking commuters into the city. After 10am, it reverses direction and runs uphill for the rest of the day until midnight when it stops altogether.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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R K L wrote a review Jun 2020
Seattle, Washington2,294 contributions349 helpful votes
Hong Kong's Central-Mid-levels Escalator is the world's longest outdoor covered escalator system. It consists of one-way escalators and moving walkways...downhill in the morning and uphill from mid-morning through the evening. We rode it uphill from the bottom to the top and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. However, rather than walk the stairs back down the hill, we actually called an Uber! The system obviously serves as a great means of local transportation but for us was also a very interesting Hong Kong attraction.
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Date of experience: November 2019
MountaineerLu wrote a review Mar 2020
Falling Waters, West Virginia1,470 contributions114 helpful votes
The mid level escalators are a fun way to get around in hilly Hong Kong. Great views of cool bars and restaurants. However due to poor signage, construction and renovation of the system it is easy to get “lost” and fin yourself off the escalators at various interchanges.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Truthful Reviews wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom6,936 contributions668 helpful votes
Living on Robinson Road means this escalator is essential getting to central. It saves your knees and gives you a break if you are puffed out from walking around Hong Kong. Head up towards Shelly Street for some nice and somewhat quirky restaurants. Some good street art along the way too. Christmas is very nice as they decorate and light up all the escalators. Current maintenance work on some of the escalator route is ongoing into 2020. A free ride and if you use the MTR make sure you tap your octopus card to get a discount from your metro journey. There is a card tapping point near Tai Kwun police/prison museum.
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Date of experience: December 2019