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Address: Center of South District, Hong Kong, China
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Big Bus Hong Kong Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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5-Hour Private Customized Walking Tour in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong Sunset Cruise plus Dinner at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant

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harbor looks like Hong Kong of years ago

The fishing village with the cove named typhoon shelter looks like the old Hong Kong with the harbor full of boats. Old fishing vessels, houseboats, sampans, Junks, & yachts... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Lake Charles, La
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Limoges, France
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289 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Aberdeen harbour – We were on a city tour and arrived at the harbour. We boarded a sampan style boat to look at the harbour with its remaining sampan community. We were accosted for an additional fee for this trip which angered most visitors. We were taken to look at a large colourful boat the Jumbo floating restaurant. Then moving... More 

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Lake Charles, La
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279 reviews
252 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The fishing village with the cove named typhoon shelter looks like the old Hong Kong with the harbor full of boats. Old fishing vessels, houseboats, sampans, Junks, & yachts crammed in together. Take the 20 min Sampan ride around the harbor in & out among the moored boats (cost 55HKD about $8US)

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aberdeen has the fishing village with lots of boats, people are living on these and then they also go out fishing with them. There is the Jumbo floating restaurant, well worth a visit. There are lots of shops in the Aberdeen central area. On the other side is Apleichau Island, with the vast new development called South Horizons. Well worth... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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482 reviews
235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used bus #72 to head to the coastal settlement of Aberdeen, on the southern side of HK island, but not a huge distance from Causeway Bay. The trip passed through Happy Valley and a tunnel, and we were there. There still was a fishing fleet based in A, and a typhoon shelter for boats. Arguably the most densely HK... More 

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Hong Kong
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56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Hong Kong, as recently as March 2017, hosted another HK Walls Street Art Festival. This time it was mostly located in Hong Kong Island South, in the predominantly industrial area of Wong Chuk Hang. The recent extension of the MTR system to Island south has made this area of Hong Kong much more accessible and travelling there is now very... More 

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Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA
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374 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Rides around this large protected harbor with lots of fishing boats on a sampan is a must do item. Private rides are not all that expensive and give you a break from walking and the sun. Don't miss the Jumbo Fish Restaurant.

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Hong Kong
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572 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 714 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

South Island line to Lei Tung and exit A to Ap Lei Chau promenade. There, get a delightful short ferry ride across the harbour to Aberdeen promenade. Just wander around and take in the sites. Fishball flat rice noodles the specialty.

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Nevada
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397 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

So with the new extension of the South Island MTR line one can get from Admiralty on the north side of HK Island to Ap Lei Chau in just 12 minutes as compared to in the old days via vehicles either through the Aberdeen tunnel or around the western side which take much longer. In Ap Lei Chau Island and... More 

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New Delhi, India
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78 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Visited to see Jumbo restaurant..took their free shuttle..had a look around the glittering restaurant then took the free shuttle back to Aberdeen promenade...overall very shabby waters...but in the dark the glittering restaurant and skyscrapers hid all the shabbiness ..

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Crown Point, Indiana
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448 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Aberdeen is the largest town on Hong Kong Island outside the main urban area, and it was famous for being the place where Hong Kong boat people lived in the 1960s and 1970s. Popular activities are to take a sampan ride, enjoy seafood at Jumbo Floating Restaurant. Aberdeen Harbor is in the bay between the south coast of Hong Kong... More 

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