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Tai O

Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #36 of 405 attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Neighborhoods
Traveler Description: Tai O has been a fishing village on the far southwestern remote region of Lantau Island since historic times. Thanks to the recent tourist... more »
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Singapore, Singapore
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

First time visiting after the trip to The Buddha ... Great experience ... And we get to see the pink dolphins and had great food!!

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Fairlight, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I ummed and ahhed about making the trip from Mui Wo. I just missed the bus, so grabbed a cab that cost about $140HKD. Immediately purchased a boat ride ticket for $25HKD. The views that you get of the stilt houses are excellent. Out to sea to find dolphins, but none to be found. Still - just cool to be... More

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Ware, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Went by bus and was a nice ride from the MTR. Small fishing village, a MUST is a small boat ride at very minimal cost to see the dolphins. We were lucky and saw them. Found some very good cheap jewellery here too.

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Singapore, Singapore
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Took bus 21 after visiting the "Big Buddha". Nice place for a walk away fr. the city. There's a lot of dried seafood sold there & bbq fresh scallops (2 in a stick) @ HKD$27 ...& other tasty & affordable food there. Found stores that sells 雞蛋仔 @HKD$15...but very long queues...haiz..not enough time to queue as we need to rush... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

It looked like a very small fishing village. We took the boat tour to see the dolphins and boat ride is very thrilling because of the speed they went in the sea.

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Singapore, Singapore
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is one place you need to visit after visiting the Great Buddha. Just less than 30mins bus ride down from Ngong Ping, you can have a great seafood lunch in this village. You may take a boat ride to tour around the village a little and out the sea to see Dolphins but I think it's a waste of... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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197 reviews 197 reviews
156 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We bussed to Tai O Fishing Village from the Big Buddha - an interesting ride! I was in for a culture shock in this authentic fishing village. Unlike the Big Buddha, Tai O to me felt very real - this was a real cultural experience, perhaps even a glimpse of years gone by. It was everything I hate - full... More

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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Known as what use to be old Hong Kong, Tai O is a place I definitely recommend to visit if you're looking for a peek into the past. Situated in the countryside while surrounded by mountains and beautiful scenes of nature, this is a photographer's paradise. Everything which Hong Kong is now famous for - the tall skyscrapers, international cuisine,... More

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Sacramento, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Hong Kong is known as one of the fastest pace cities in the world with endless shopping and skyscrapers. It is also a foodie heaven. But during the last trip there we tried to find these dolphins I have heard about near the airport and Ngo Ping 360 Cable Car. In the backdrop of this mega-metropolis, the mystical pink and... More

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Hong Kong, China
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121 reviews 121 reviews
52 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Went to Tai O with a few friends to get a glimpse of "traditional" HK culture and wasn't disappointed. Not crawling with tourists as I had imagined and full of interesting places. I'd recommend paying the nominal fee to see the pink dolphins, the boat ride is short but if you are lucky (as I was) you can see the... More

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