Aberdeen, Hong Kong
 Aberdeen Pictures

On one of the southern tips of Hong Kong Island, Aberdeen is the largest satellite town with a population of about sixty thousand. It was a pirates' den two centuries ago and later turned into a simple fishing village. In recent years, with local high-rise building developments, it has modernized, and now it becomes a vibrant waterfront resort for people from metropolitan Hong Kong.

Local People's Life

Despite modernization, traditional fishing life still prevails. Especially, in Bei Fung Tong Typhoon Shelter, hundreds of junks and sampans, old-fashioned boats serve as floating homes for thousands of people. They crowd in the narrow harbor, dramatically juxtaposed against a modern high-rise building that spreads up the nearby hillsides. If you were lucky, warm-hearted fishers would invite you onto their dwellings, from where you can glimpse the life of the boat-people. If no invitation forthcoming, you can always take a sampan ride yourself. But do place caution and safety first. You should take rides only with licensed operators.

Floating Restaurants

Besides experiencing the traditional life of boat-dwellers, you may also enjoy tasty seafood here. Two magnificent floating restaurants, namely Jumbo and the Tai Bak seafood boats are available. They are anchored in the Aberdeen Harbor, where guests can take a free ferryboat shuttle to reach them for a feast of delicious seafood.

Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Aberdeen Wholesale Fish Market
Wholesale Fish Market
In Aberdeen, you may go to visit Country Park or Promenade. The Country Park has an area of about 1,045 acres (423 hectares). It's one of the country parks that Hong Kong developed in the earlier period. The Promenade neighbors on Wholesale Fish Market on the west and Squash&Tennis Center on the east with a total length of around 800 meters. The Promenade provides the open-air plaza, children's playground, basketball ground and many other facilities. Along the seashore of the Promenade, there are a few of piers, which offer the ships to Ap Lei Chau and the outlying islands. The ferryboats to Jumbo also anchor there.
Private Yachts at Aberdeen
Private Yachts
Fishing Boat at Aberdeen
Fishing Boat

How to get to Aberdeen

1. You can take a bus to get there, including bus no. 7, 37A, 37B, 37X, 38, 40P, 41A, 42, 42C, 47P, 48, 70, 70M, 70P, 71, 71P, 72, 73, 73P, 77, 78, 90B, 91, 91A, 93, 93A, 93C, 94, 94A, 94X, 95C, 95P, 98, 107, 107P, 170, 595, 970X, 971, 973, 973P, A10, N72, and N170.
2. There are green-roofed minibuses to take you there, including Minibuses No.4A, 4B, 4C, 4S, 5, 35M, 39C, 39S, 51, 51S, 52, 58, 58A, 59, 59A, 59B, 63, 63A, 69, 69A, and 69X. Also there are red-roofed minibuses to go there too.
- Last updated on Apr. 15, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Aberdeen
Asked by Aru from INDIA | Nov. 16, 2023 18:09Reply
How do I go to Aberdeen from tsuen wan west ?
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Answered by Sarah | Nov. 17, 2023 00:40

Take Tuen Ma Line from Tsuen Wan West to Hung Hom to transfer to East Rail Line to Admiralty. After that, take South Island Line to Lei Tung and get out of the Exit B. Walk about 50m to take Bus Line 98 to Aberdeen Promenade, Aberdeen Praya Road.
Asked by Kolidonna from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 25, 2020 09:12Reply
How to get to Aberdeen to Tsim sha Tsui?
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Answered by Kayla from DENMARK | Jun. 28, 2020 20:07

You can take bus no.37A from Tin Wan Street, Shek Pai Wan Road to CNT Tower, Hennessy Road. Then take ferry from Wan Chai Ferry Pier to Star Ferry Pier (Tsim Sha Tsui). The whole way takes around 35 minutes with the fare of 7.8HKD per person. After arriving, walk northeast around 800 meters to find the destination.
Asked by Melanie Shy from PHILIPPINES | May. 03, 2020 18:08Reply
from Jordan how to go to Aberdeen ? thanks
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Answered by Layla from FINLAND | May. 05, 2020 22:57

It is suggested to take bus no.970X to Tin Wan Street, Shek Pai Wan Road. It takes around 40 mins on the way with the fare of 11.7 HKD per person. After arriving, walk northeast around 400 meters to find the destination.
Asked by Connor | Aug. 07, 2019 21:24Reply
How to get from Kwai fong to Aberdeen?
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Answered by Mateo from DENMARK | Aug. 11, 2019 18:41

Take Tsuen Wan Line from Kwai Fong to Admiralty and then transfer to South Island Line to Lei Tung, Exit A1. After arrivcing, take the ferry to Aberdeen directly. The whole way takes around an hour. And the ticket fare is around 17HKD per person.
Asked by Rosy Chang from MALAYSIA | Jun. 27, 2019 04:14Reply
Hong Kong Aberdeen Fish market
If I take the 970X bus from Nathan Road( by the way which part of Nathan Road) to Aberdeen which stop do I get off to go to the Aberdeen Wholesale Fish Market and how far do I have to walk to reach there?
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Answered by Lisa from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 27, 2019 23:03

The start point stop is Bank Centre, Nathan Road station and you can get off at Aberdeen station. Just 5 minutes' walk, you can there.
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