Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China, but long years of colonial rule have left it a wonderful and exotic hybrid of eastern and western cultures. Over the years, this bustling metropolis has become a hub for commerce and entertainment. Travellers contemplating a tour of China may find Hong Kong to be the ideal starting point. There are many interesting places to visit and also a number of activities that one can take part in. One activity that is considered a ‘must do’ when here is taking a tour of Aberdeen Harbour.
Aberdeen is a town located in the Southern District. The term “Aberdeen” is sometimes used to refer not only to the town but also the surrounding areas as well. The town is famous for its floating village, which is located at Aberdeen Harbour. One can find over six hundred Chinese junks (a type of sailing vessel) at the harbour; taken together, these constitute the floating village. Most members of the floating village make a living by fishing and one can find several floating fish markets as well as seafood restaurants here; the two most popular ones being the Tai Pak Floating Restaurant and the Jumbo Floating Restaurant.
The floating restaurants at Aberdeen Harbour are a terrific way to experience the local cuisine. One can enjoy a variety of Cantonese seafood dishes here. The local specialty is a dish called fish ball noodles. Different restaurants prepare the dish differently, but the variations are slight. Before leaving the harbour one should also try to take a ride on a traditional sampan, a partially closed boat.
Hong Kong is a very interesting place to visit because it has many attractions. However, it can be difficult to navigate, especially for first-time visitors. Tourists looking for a good 4 star hotel Hong Kong with a convenient location can try the Cosmo Hotel. It is a premier Hong Kong boutique hotel that enjoys a central location and offers unmatched service. Guests can choose from a variety of room styles to find something that suits one’s needs. Not only is the hotel close to many top local attractions, it is also walking distance from the Causeway Bay subway station, which can help travellers whiz around the region.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.