Aberdeen is an area on the south shore of Hong Kong Island, where many residential departments and several factories are located. Hong Kong Aberdeen is a rustic traditional fishing village with sights which can scarcely be found in other places around the world. With its timeless and quaint village and appetizing seafood, Hong Kong Aberdeen has become a well-known attraction in the world and hosts numerous travelers annually.
In the early 20th century, Hong Kong Aberdeen saw its fishing industry boom; today, however, it is its rich oil industry which is thriving. In the fishing village, many fishing boats make berth and and are orderly nestled together, making for a charming scene. Hundreds of villagers live on boats, most of which belong to the Dan and Helao Family. They live life on the water per their tradition, atop fishing boat and swaying sampan. These create a unique foreground with skyscrapers leaning on the banks of the water. When night falls, hundreds of lights on the fishing boat are lit and cast their light on the sparkling sea, providing an enthralling picture of Hong Kong Island.
To experience the traditional lifestyle of people living in Hong Kong Aberdeen, many visitors prefer to discover it on the Jumbo Floating Restaurant, the renowned seafood restaurant on a massive boat in Hong Kong.
The Jumbo Floating Restaurant first opened for business in 1976 specializing in providing savory seafood. The restaurant is designed in the Chinese palace style and has a capacity of 2,300 passengers one time. It is one of the largest floating restaurants in the world and a site not to be missed for those visiting Hong Kong, offering various kinds of fresh seafood every day.
Location: Between the town of Aberdeen and the island of Ap Lei Chau, close to Hong Kong Ocean Park
Admission Fee: Free of charge
How to get there: Take the Hong Kong Metro Network and get off at Hong Kong Station at Exit D. Walk to the Central Exchange Square to take the bus No70 and get off at Coastal Park of Aberdeen.