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Address: Center of South District, Hong Kong, China
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Small Group Half-Day Hong Kong by Sea Boat Tour
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Big Bus Hong Kong Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Hong Kong Sunset Cruise plus Dinner at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant

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A visit to Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island

Aberdeen is still like old Hong Kong even though there are now plenty of modern high rise apartment blocks having been recently built, not leas due to the MTR being extended to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Pretty looking area but don't make a dedicated visit there as there's not a whole lot to do. If you're going to Ocean Park, you'll see over the whole area from the cable cars and the upper part of the park. Bus 70 goes there from the Exchange Square bus terminus if you still wish to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Aberdeen is still like old Hong Kong even though there are now plenty of modern high rise apartment blocks having been recently built, not leas due to the MTR being extended to reach Aberdeen. The harbour area is interesting and a Sampan ride around worthwhile to do but make sure you bargain for a reasonable price. I managed to get... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped to do a sampan ride as it was included in our Big Bus tour. I don't know if there are more attractive areas to do the rides, we were near the Jumbo restaurant. It was not the nicest of areas and there was no evidence of the old fishing area remaining. The water looked horrible so you wouldn't... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We were here on a Gate1 tour and made a stop by Jumbo Kingdom, where some of us went on a sampan ride out to the Aberdeen fishing village. We were here in 1986 as well as 1992 and it has changed considerably - and not as interesting as it was before. Our local tour guide recommended that we do... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Aberdeen is a small district where is located between a country park and traditional fishing village. Admittedly, it will be quite boring to visitors as tourist information and facilities are not well-managed like in Central or Tsim Sha Tsui. But as a resident in Aberdeen, I still recommend you spending some time here. Most visitors take the most typical itin... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

The Jumbo Restaurant in Aberdeen is a famous tourist mecca, but the rear end looks tad greasy -- just as long s he food tastes, okay, people will go there. The fishing boats are being edge out by luxury cruisers. Moorings, I suppose, go to the highest bidder but it's a bit sad seeing fishing boats replaced by luxury yachts.... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Went to Aberdeen to go to the Jumbo floating restaurant which I have reviewed seperately. The boats and restaurants are an amazing sight and one of the best places to go for street photography, especially at night. The sights and smells are incredible.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Aberdeen has kept this mythical image, inherited from the 1960’s, of a village of floating junks with people living aboard their rickety fishing boats, and the Jumbo restaurant floating in the middle. The Jumbo Kingdom floating restaurants are there all right – see specific reviews. But the population has long been resettled in some of the numerous high rise circling... More 

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british columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is the place to see parked as well as moving sampans or take a cruise on one. Exhibits along the promenade explains the history of Aberdeen. Sit in a mock up sampan or take a photo with a statue of a resident old-timer. Aberdeen is home to the famous Jumbo seafood restaurant. Boat ferries can take you across the... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

The other side of Hong Kong and you feel like you are almost in another city. One with less hustle and bustle and fewer people that speak English. Worth coming for a visit to Jumbo Floating Restaurant.

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