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Description: Lovely little fishing village with many shops and seafood. Take a boat...
Lovely little fishing village with many shops and seafood. Take a boat ride for lovely scenery or take a walk up the mountain to see the White Chinese Dolhins swim.
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Interesting! Worth the bus ride!

A bit of a long journey to get to Tai O. It requires an MTR ride to the end of the line followed by about 45-60 minute bus ride from the station. It's about as far as one can go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The best approach is to get on the local bus 11 from Nyong Ping at the base of the Buddha cable car. It's a windy road through steep hillsides over coastal hill and down to a hidden village. Go to the dock and take one of the little, beat up, tour boats (like the African Queen, my friend says.) You... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A bit of a long journey to get to Tai O. It requires an MTR ride to the end of the line followed by about 45-60 minute bus ride from the station. It's about as far as one can go while still remaining in Hong Kong. The bus ride was quite scenic, passing through some rural areas of Lantau Island.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It is a tranquil cultural village that sells a lot of interesting dried sea food. There are a lot of street food being sold, though most of the stalls are selling similar food. The houses built on stilts look old and taking a stroll in the small town make you feel like you are brought back to the olden days... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We continued onto Tai O village after visiting the Big Buddha statue, which is very easy to reach, just take the no. 21 bus from the Buddha bus depot. The trip takes less than 20mins and is very scenic. Upon reaching the town, and getting of the bus check out the tourist info map/board next to the water's edge (you... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A beautiful tranquil village to stroll around. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Go on the boat ride(payable) to see the pink dolphins(hope you have more luck too, we saw a fin!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A must see if you are a lover of history and culture. Experience how it feels like living in a fishing village back in the days. It's an authentic town as houses are lived up to this day.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Don't miss this quaint fishing village when you are visiting Lantau Island as the visit can be easily combined with The Big Buddha. The village offers a slice of authentic Hong Kong as it was 100 years ago before it became a bustling metropolis today. And we spent an enjoyable and leisurely afternoon just exploring this lovely place. Upon arriving... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We enjoyed seeing how the locals lived in this quaint fishing village. The scenery and the experience were all appreciated. This can easily follow the tour of the Buddhas.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Gives you an insight into life in a fishing village.All the houses are on stilts and they sell all sorts of dry fish in their stalls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you're interested in culture, Tai O fishing village is a good place to go to. Local seafood is dried and sold here along with local specialties.

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