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Tai O

Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #40 of 413 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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Taipei, Taiwan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

去香港總是吃吃喝喝買東西,從來不知道原來在香港的邊岸,還有這樣一處遠離城囂的淨地。 HK used to be a place for shopping & drinking, I never know that there would be such a small village that bring me far away from noise. 這個小漁村在靠近香港機場附近,可以做到東甬站後,搭11號公車前往。 The village just nearby the airport. Just takes MTR to station "Tung Chung", then transfer to bus No 11. It takes 50mins to 1 hour to get there. 搭車的過程,相當有趣,爬過一山又一山,有時穿越山頂雲霧,能見度<5公尺,相當刺激呀!然後又會突然的撥雲見日,藍天白雲。路上還遇到散步的小牛群,由於路徑相當窄,經常要會車,因此遇到這群小牛群時,看到小牛群的眼神,真的相當有趣。本來散成兩三排的隊伍,會自動排成一排,相當可愛。 Along... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Good to get out of the city and visit this little village. We took a ferry the a bus there. Very clean these days and didn't notice a problem with it being smelly as another reviewer mentioned. Had a ball wandering through the stilt houses taking photos. Lots of smiles and hellos from the locals. Had a great lunch in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
50 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Read some mixed reviews so my expectations were not high. Came here straight from visiting the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery (both must dos in my opinion) - took the no 21 bus which was an adventure in itself with the crazy driving on narrow roads. Less than 30mins and we'd arrived. Walking towards Tai O village, I was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was interesting to view my old city from international tourists' perspectives. Came across Tai-O, saw quite a few people disappointed so I felt the urge to share my feeling and advices a little bit. PLEASE DON'T TAKE THE BOAT TO SEE DOLPHINS. It would be lovely to see the dolphins yourself on the boat however, the fact is we... More

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Swindon, England
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9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Travelled to Tai O on the No.11 bus after see Buddah. $11.80 for the 45 minute ride. The scenery from the bus was amazing & we climbed so steep hills & slowed down every now & again for a cow to cross the road. Tai O itself is quite small but has a small market selling mostly dried fish. You... More

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76 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had spent the morning at the Big Buddha and then decided to go on the bus down to the fishing village. If you but a sky, land and sea ticket both the bus and the boat trip is included. Its quite a steep bus trip down to the village and then a very short walk to the point you... More

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Salem, India
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Tai O the fishing village. With the native of hong kong living there in a traditional way. The main food is the fish and different varities of cookings and eating them. The earn their living from selling those fishes. There is a speed boat ride , worth taking. Its located on the lantanu island.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Tai O, aka the "Venice of Hong Kong", is a fishing town, located on an island of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. According to the locals, it is home to the Tanka people, a community of fisher folk who built their houses on stilts above the tidal flats of Lantau Island for generations. These unusual structures are interconnected, forming a... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you are in Hong Kong for your shopping fix then this place is not for you. We visited this place on recommendation from a friend and were not disappointed, despite the fact that it is hard to get to - first a train to Tung Chung and then a 40 minute bus ride. We loved the place as it... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The trek is a bit far but definitely worth it. Bus #11 would bring you from Tung Chung bus station (just past the outlet mall) to the fishing village of Tai O. Depending on the detours, the ride could take anywhere from 40 mins to an hour. Once you arrive, feel free to following the path into the town, past... More

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