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Shanghai Sights and Sounds
Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak

Ascend Hong Kong Island’s highest point on the Peak Tram for a stunning panoramic view of the city. The sight of the city’s bristling skyscrapers and wide bays is one of the most impressive you’ll ever see. At a height of 554 meters above sea level, Victoria Peak is home to a viewing platform and two entertainment venues filled with museums, shops, and restaurants.

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Ascend Hong Kong Island’s highest point on the Peak Tram for a stunning panoramic view of the city.

The sight of Hong Kong’s bristling skyscrapers and wide bays is one of the most impressive you’ll ever see. At a height of 554 meters above sea level, Victoria Peak (also known as Mount Austin and Taipingshan) is home to a viewing platform and two entertainment venues filled with museums, shops, and restaurants.

When Hong Kong belonged to Britain, the Peak was a popular residential area for the colonial community, since the climate is several degrees cooler than the rest of the city. Before the construction of the Peak Tram funicular in 1888, coolies would carry residents up and down in sedan chairs.

The magnificent view is the main attraction, but the Peak also offers an array of museums (including Madame Tussauds) and restaurants at the Peak Tower and Galleria. Although the city vista is the most popular, the view of the Pok Fu Lam seashore from the other side of the Peak is also worth seeing.

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Aberdeen

Aberdeen

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Hong Kong’s largest satellite town, which was once a fishing village frequented by pirates. Despite its modern luxury, the traditional fishing way of life still prevails, especially at the Bei Fung Tong Typhoon Shelter, where thousands of people make their homes on junks and sampans (traditional boats). These number into the hundreds, and are arranged around the narrow harbor in contrast to the modern high-rises on the hillside nearby.

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Take a ride on a traditional Hong Kong sampan to see Aberdeen at its best.

Once frequented by pirates and other scourges of the sea, Aberdeen is the city’s largest satellite town with a population of 60,000. The former fishing village is located on the southern shores of Hong Kong Island, and has become a popular retreat for city dwellers looking for a change of pace and scenery. However, the traditional fishing way of life still prevails, especially at the Bei Fung Tong Typhoon Shelter, where thousands of people make their homes on junks and sampans (traditional boats). These boats number into the hundreds, and are arranged around the narrow harbor in contrast to the modern high-rises on the hillside nearby.  

Aberdeen is home to the 423 hectare Country Park, and an 800-meter promenade offering sports facilities and children’s entertainment. A great way to get a feel for Aberdeen is to take a ride on a sampan – a traditional flat-bottomed Chinese boat. Sailing offers a taste of the traditional lifestyle of the area, and offers lovely views.

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Sampan

Sampan

A great way to get a feel for Aberdeen is to take a ride on a sampan – a traditional flat-bottomed Chinese boat. Sailing offers a taste of the traditional lifestyle of the area, and offers lovely views.

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Take a ride on a traditional Hong Kong sampan to see Aberdeen at its best.

Once frequented by pirates and other scourges of the sea, Aberdeen is the city’s largest satellite town with a population of 60,000. The former fishing village is located on the southern shores of Hong Kong Island, and has become a popular retreat for city dwellers looking for a change of pace and scenery. However, the traditional fishing way of life still prevails, especially at the Bei Fung Tong Typhoon Shelter, where thousands of people make their homes on junks and sampans (traditional boats). These boats number into the hundreds, and are arranged around the narrow harbor in contrast to the modern high-rises on the hillside nearby.  

Aberdeen is home to the 423 hectare Country Park, and an 800-meter promenade offering sports facilities and children’s entertainment. A great way to get a feel for Aberdeen is to take a ride on a sampan – a traditional flat-bottomed Chinese boat. Sailing offers a taste of the traditional lifestyle of the area, and offers lovely views.

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Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay

Located in the Southern District of Hong Kong Island, Repulse Bay was a hub for pirates in 1841, which caused problems for business between foreign merchants and Chinese traders. Eventually, the problem was solved when the British fleet “repulsed” the pirates and took control of the inlet, giving the area the name it has today. These days, the beach is a long stretch of sand facing clear blue water, providing a much-needed escape from the heat for locals and visitors alike. As well as offering a variety of aquatic activities, the bay features hotels, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants.

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Relax at this luxurious beach resort that used to be a pirates’ den.

Located in the Southern District of Hong Kong Island, Repulse Bay was a hub for pirates in 1841, which caused problems for business between foreign merchants and Chinese traders. Eventually, the problem was solved when the British fleet “repulsed” the pirates and took control of the inlet, giving the area the name it has today.

During the 1910s, Repulse Bay was developed into a beach resort, and the Repulse Bay Hotel was built in 1920. These days, the beach is a long stretch of sand facing clear blue water, providing a much-needed escape from the heat for locals and visitors alike. As well as offering a variety of aquatic activities, the bay features hotels, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. More restaurants and shops can be found at the Repulse Bay Shopping Plaza and Zhenhai Tower Park nearby.

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Stanley market

Stanley market

Visit the bustling market and enjoy the view from the waterfront at the place that’s nicknamed “Pearl of the Orient”. Browse the stalls selling everything from antiques to silk clothing.

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Visit a bustling market and enjoy the view from the waterfront at the “Pearl of the Orient”.

The peninsula known as Stanley is located to the east of Repulse Bay at the southernmost tip of Hong Kong Island. It is popular among tourists and shoppers thanks to its market, scenery, and beautiful waterfront dotted with restaurants and bars.

The area’s Cantonese name is Chek Chue, which either refers to the pirates and bandits who used to frequent the nearby coves, or the red bombax tree that grew in the center of the district. It was given its current name by British settlers in honor of Lord Stanley.

Sites of interest in Stanley include Murray House, which was originally built in 1844, demolished, and rebuilt in 1998. The three-story building houses several restaurants and a small museum. Another popular attraction is Stanley market, where vendors sell everything from antiques to silk clothing. Also worth a look are Tin Hau Temple, Stanley Main Beach, St. Stephen's Beach, the Military Cemetery, and Stanley Main Street.