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Aberdeen
Travel Guide

Aberdeen featuring heritage architecture

This city on the southern side of Hong Kong Island started as a small fishing village and remains famous for its boat-people and floating restaurants.

Aberdeen is a city of 60,000 people, most living in towering high-rises, but some living in junks in the waters of the typhoon shelter as their ancestors have done for centuries. Visit the area as an interesting, slightly slower alternative to the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong and Kowloon.

Walk along the shore and marvel at the dense collection of boats in the sheltered waters between Aberdeen and the island of Ap Lei Chau. Nearly 20,000 boat-people live on more than 2,000 junks and sampans next to the brand-new yachts owned by multi-millionaires. Select a pilot and sound-looking boat to take you on a tour for a closer look at the variety of craft in the harbor; use the licensed operators at Aberdeen Centre waterfront promenade.

During the day, take a trip to nearby Ocean Park to enjoy thrill rides, a large aquarium, animal shows and a tall observation deck overlooking the South China Sea. Play golf at Hong Kong Golf Club in nearby Deep Water Bay. Visit Horizon Plaza on Ap Lei Chau to purchase antique Chinese furniture that can be shipped to your home. Find Aberdeen’s Tin Hau Temple, built in 1851 to protect the seafarers and harbor residents.

One of Aberdeen’s highlights is its floating restaurants. Visit the tea garden or high-end Chinese restaurant on Jumbo Kingdom, a giant complex with seating for 2,300 people. Find the Jumbo boat launch to take the short ride to the floating ship, a brightly lit structure built in 1976 to look like an imperial palace. Enjoy fresh local seafood including abalone, steamed garoupa, squid and crab, and corn soup.

Reach Aberdeen via taxi or bus. Enjoy the ride to the island’s south side, seeing bits of Hong Kong’s curving roads and smaller neighborhoods. Or take advantage of Hong Kong Island’s excellent system of walking trails and make the 90-minute hike down from Victoria Peak to Aberdeen Harbour.

Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West (Formerly L'hotel Nina et Convention Centre)
Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West (Formerly L'hotel Nina et Convention Centre)
4.5 out of 5
8 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan
The price is ¥6,083 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated in Tsuen Wan, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tsuen Wan Park and Tsuen Wan Plaza. Maritime Square is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away. Hong Kong ...
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Antique Cosy Houseboat @ Aberdeen Fishing Village
Antique Cosy Houseboat @ Aberdeen Fishing Village
Hong Kong
Located in Southern District, this historic houseboat is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Cyberport and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Ocean Park. Queen Mary Hospital is 2.6 mi (4.1 ...
Antique Cosy Houseboat @ Aberdeen Fishing Village
Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel
Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel
4.5 out of 5
180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥15,205 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Located in Southern District, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ocean Park, Repulse Bay, and Wan Chai Road. Repulse Bay Beach and Wan Chai Market are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,214 reviews)
"The only resort style hotel in HK that makes you feel like you’re in Thailand."

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2021

Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel
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Bali Holiday Resort
Bali Holiday Resort
2.5 out of 5
G/F No.8 Yung Shue Wan Main Street, Lamma Island
The price is ¥5,368 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Sok Kwu Wan and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ocean Park and Soho. Victoria Harbour and Lan Kwai Fong ...
3.9/5Good! (46 reviews)
"Their rooms were clean and bathroom as well. Not satisfied with their so called “sea view” room type and quite pricey for that type of room. Overall, comfy and clean."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

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Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
4 out of 5
3-5 Wan Chai Gap Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The price is ¥10,648 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Located in Wan Chai, this aparthotel is steps from Wan Chai Market and Wan Chai Road. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Central Plaza are also within ...
4.1/5Very Good! (256 reviews)
"I love the kitchen such that I can cook whatever I want during the stay"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

Eaton Residences, Wan Chai Gap Road
Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
3 out of 5
Hong Kong, Sai Kung, Pak Sha Wan Public Pier
Situated in Sai Kung, this houseboat is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Ma On Shan Country Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Bad manage but a nice yacht
"So first of all they totally forgot about my booking till I actually called to find out becoz there were no information abt how I can reach the boat even after I paid. The trip and the yacht itself is in a very gd condition and nice, I really enjoyed the whole experience. The agreed check-out time ..."

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2018

Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
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