Aberdeen Hong Kong is located on the southern shores of Hong Kong Island, and is best known for having such attractions as the Aberdeen Jumbo Floating Restaurant.
Aberdeen is a place which has been believed to have given the name for the entire city, as the original name of the place, “Heung Kong Tsuen” (“Hong Kong village” in English) was mentioned as early as during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and the maps of that time.
For many tourists to Hong Kong, Aberdeen is a place offering a more quiet place to stay for the holiday, at one of the several hotels in this district, such as Ovolo Aberdeen (www.ovolo.hk). In many ways, Aberdeen has a more quieter location, compared for example to the more trafficked districts of Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, and Wan Chai.
Aberdeen offers great public transportation links to other parts of Hong Kong, including ferry links to Lamma Island.
Among the local attractions are the many opportunities for shopping in Aberdeen, especially at the shops at Aberdeen Centre shopping mall and the streets surrounding it.
Aberdeen – Jumbo Floating Restaurant
Perhaps the most well-known tourist attraction here, however, is the famous Aberdeen Jumbo Floating Restaurant (www.jumbo.com.hk), which looks like a floating Chinese imperial period palace, and has been in operation since 1976.
Some of the most famous visitors to the restaurant have included such names as Queen Elizabeth II, Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, and actor Chow Yun Fat.
Photo: A view to the Aberdeen square, which is located at the center of the Aberdeen Centre shopping center buildings. The square, which is a popular meeting place for locals, includes, for example, a KFC restaurant (www.kfchk.com) as well as a location for McDonalds (www.mcdonalds.com.hk).
Photo: Chinese lion statues at the cross-section of Chengtu road and Nam Ning street at Aberdeen.
Photo: Aberdeen is located on the southern side of the Hong Kong Island, whereas most of the famous tourist attractions in Hong Kong are on the other side of the Island, or at Kowloon side of the city. This is why bus travel to the other side of the island is a central part of a holiday for many staying here. One of the most popular routes is the bus number 70, which is the red bus on the picture, with a route directly to “Central” district.
From Central, you can quickly get to all the other parts of the city, including Kowloon, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Sham Shui Po, using the MTR subway system.