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Tai O

Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #35 of 436 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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rainham essex
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Went on A trip to Tai O its a excellent trip a good look at how a traditional fishing village used to be it not changed to much since my 1st trip to Tai O 40 years ago. definably go on a boat trip to look for the pink Dolphins we see at least 8 on our 15 min out... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Do checked on the bus transport timing, if you missed the bus, its going to be an hour of waiting. It's a small town. Tried to take the a ride on boat.

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was definitely an eye opener for a westerner... so much culture in this old traditional fishing village... with little market, shrines and fishing junks... a must see...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Definitely a different Hong Kong experience! The village is about an hour from the airport on Lantau Island. It is easy to get to by bus 11 from the Tung Chung terminal. The village is a blend between traditional fishing and modern life. Many of the houses are stilt houses along the water. You can explore the island on foot,... More

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singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A small, scenic, traditional decades old looking fishing village on stilts. A place where modernization is slowly creeping up upon the old. Read more of my review --> http://shauneeie.blogspot.sg/2014/08/tai-o-fishing-village-stilted-remains.html

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited as a part of the Buddha tour. I would suggest buying the upgraded tour at the gondola. By passes the line and you get to see the village

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Tai O village is indeed a nice getaway from the bustling Macau/HK city. Especially like the local delights of grilled squids, grilled scallaps etc And also the home made beancurd tofu, smoothly melts in the mouth. A very nice fishing village with cheaper fresh seafood dried goods on sale.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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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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Wollongong
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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