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Wan Chai

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Wan Chai

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[Aberdeen1773 Fishing Heritage] - Sampan & Houseboat Audio Guided Tour
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[Aberdeen1773 Fishing Heritage] - Sampan & Houseboat Audio Guided Tour

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Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter is a unique fishing village that blends the old and new. The traditional lifestyle shared among fishermen or Tanka people with many antique junks and sampans are juxtaposed against fleets of luxury yachts and towering skyscrapers. The typhoon shelter is also home to many intangible cultural heritage, all being traces of the humble beginnings of Hong Kong when it was still a small fishing village.<br><br>Let us bring you back in time as you hop onboard our unique sampan boats, we will cruise through 13 different local landmarks around the charming Aberdeen fishing village. While cruising, try immerse yourself in the area’s rich culture and history, through our exquisitely designed audio guide, where you will listen to folk-tales, lullabies and narratives of the area. If you’re lucky, you may be able to witness traditional dragon boat trainings or live fish trade in action!
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Mairwen1 wrote a review Oct 2020
Sydney, Australia3,290 contributions1,848 helpful votes
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If you have several days in Hong Kong, Wan Chai is worth exploring. You don’t need a tour as it is easily explored on foot on your own. Allow an hour or two. Probably the best thing about Wan Chai is that you get to see old and modern Hong Kong, sitting alongside each other, cheek by jowl. You can be having a coffee, shopping or finding a wine bar in the smart new areas like Star & Ship Streets or Lee Tung Avenue and then a street or two away, you can turn a corner and find yourself at an open-air butcher’s selling horse tails, with live chickens next door. If you’re coming from Central, a good way to start if is to jump on the ‘ding-ding’ tram which will take you through the centre of Wan Chai and which is a Hong Kong experience in itself. What to See: i) Hung Shing Temple – an easy and quick visit because it is on Queen’s Rd East, is quite small and entry is free. Inside it's all dramatic reds and golds, with smoky incense and statues of gods (see separate review) ii) Wan Chai Rd Wet Market – it may not be for the squeamish but you’ll see the full range of traditional foods from live chickens to dried seafood. Alongside stalls of ‘1000 year old eggs’, there will be tanks of live fish, and sea creatures that you don't recognise and couldn't begin to know how to cook (I’m still wondering what those slug-like creatures are). The meat stalls can be downright confronting, with curious cuts of meat hanging in the heat while big cleavers are wielded on wooden chopping blocks. iii) Market Streets & Lanes – Tai Yuen Street or ‘toy street’ is the most well known. There are several cheap and cheerful toy places but there's a wide assortment of goods (beads, jade-like ornaments, orchids, cheap clothing...). iv) for a change of pace, head to the Starstreet precinct has galleries, street art, and upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars or Lee Tung Avenue which has shopping and cafes. NOTE: If you want a more structured itinerary, there is a Wan Chai Heritage Trail, a 2hr self-guided walking trail that includes about 15 or so sites. However, it’s easy to just wander Wan Chai.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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bendavo wrote a review Jan 2020
southport39 contributions44 helpful votes
A great place to stay when visiting Hong Kong, public transport options are limitless and cheap. Loads of shops, markets, bars and restaurants to try in the busy spot on HK island.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Gareth wrote a review Dec 2019
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
It’s certainly an interesting place, with a lot to see, do and eat. The main issue I had was it was so busy and generally a bit dirty.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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kpiddy wrote a review Dec 2019
Brisbane, Australia11,517 contributions1,105 helpful votes
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Located between Admiralty and Causeway Bay, Wan Chai has so much to offer visitors, well connected to public transport, hidden gems lay around corners and up the hills, Wan Chai is a delightful neighbourhood to stay and explore. We loved mixing with the locals at Wan Chai Park Community Garden, getting fitter on the Bowen Road Fitness Trail and Wan Chai Gap Road, climbing up to Lover's Rock, exploring Stone Nullah Lane to see the beautiful UNESCO heritage listed Blue House Cluster and Pak Tai Temple, and easily catching a bus up to Victoria Peak. Not to mention stunning Thai food at Samsen, discovering Mammy Pancakes and returning to DimDimSum for dumplings and beer.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Shane1h wrote a review Nov 2019
Los Angeles, California49 contributions16 helpful votes
We went there to eat lunch in Wan Chai based on online reviews. Nothing but noisy, dirty streets with a bunch of hurried, distressed locals.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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