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Aberdeen

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.

Top hotels in Aberdeen

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Royal Plaza Hotel
Royal Plaza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon
The price is RM240 per night

Located in Mong Kok, this luxury hotel is steps away from Flower Market and Yuen Po Bird Market. Mong Kok Stadium and Sneaker Street are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (7,972 reviews)

"good location near the shopping mall and supermarket. grand decoration"…"

Reviewed on 24 May 2020

Royal Plaza Hotel
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
5 out of 5
1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
The price is RM359 per night

Located in North Point, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Harbour ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,422 reviews)

"rooftop swimming pool is great especially at night, the harbour night view is spectacular"…"

Reviewed on 22 May 2020

Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
L'hotel Nina et Convention Centre
L'hotel Nina et Convention Centre
4.5 out of 5
8 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan
The price is RM183 per night

Situated in Tsuen Wan, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tsuen Wan Park and Maritime Square. Nathan Road Shopping District and Ladies' Market are ...

3.9/5Very Good! (2,454 reviews)

"It is a good place for leisure stay. Staff are very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 19 May 2020

L'hotel Nina et Convention Centre

Popular places to visit in Aberdeen

Hong Kong Disneyland
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Hong Kong Disneyland

4.5/5(87 reviews)

Explore themed worlds and enjoy exciting rides and attractions at one of Disney's famous ultra-modern resorts.

Ocean Park
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Ocean Park

4.5/5(51 reviews)

Make friends with giant pandas and alligators and check out the thrilling rides at this award-winning Hong Kong favourite.

Victoria Harbour
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Victoria Harbour

4.5/5(178 reviews)

Ride the famous Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island, enjoy one of the worlds great skylines and see the night sky light up in a symphony of light and sound.

Top things to do in Aberdeen

Plaza Premium Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
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Plaza Premium Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

72% of travellers recommend
RM251
Per adult
Lantau Island Tour with Big Buddha, Tai O Boat Ride & Lunch
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Lantau Island Tour with Big Buddha, Tai O Boat Ride & Lunch

86% of travellers recommend
RM614
Per adult
Macau Sightseeing Tour from Hong Kong
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Macau Sightseeing Tour from Hong Kong

82% of travellers recommend
RM582
Per adult
Plaza Premium First at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
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Plaza Premium First at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

92% of travellers recommend
RM349
Per adult
Skip-the-Line The Peak Tram & Hong Kong Island Tour with Stanley Market
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Skip-the-Line The Peak Tram & Hong Kong Island Tour with Stanley Market

88% of travellers recommend
RM140
Per adult
Skip-the-Line Ngong Ping 360, Lantau Island, Big Buddha & Po Lin Monastery Tour
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Skip-the-Line Ngong Ping 360, Lantau Island, Big Buddha & Po Lin Monastery Tour

94% of travellers recommend
RM582
Per adult
Ocean Park featuring rides and performance art

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