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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 and scenic

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

could be forgiven that this place has suffered a modern version of the ice age, but the mystique of Tai O is just that. bambo poles holding up living accomodation in a big mud patch, old style bridges which bring you closer to the inhabitance, market stalls selling products of the sea. and if it doesnt get your interest then... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It is a nice place to walk around if you have extra time and you've visited all the other great attractions in Hong Kong. But it is definitely not a "must see". I expected way more. Its main attractions are: 1. The market in which you can buy fresh/cooked/dried fish of all kinds. Bbut if you already traveled through the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great insight into a traditional fishing village. Anything out of the sea and every part it is sold be it dried or otherwise. Absolutely no wastage here, try some if you like. Smell can be a bit overbearing but walk quick enough and you be right :) Visited Jan 2013

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

On a very recent visit to HongKong - a place we visit regularly - we made our first visit to Tai O. Using public transport, the journey there was an adventure in itself with a long journey on the MTR followed by 45 minutes on a bus through beautiful, rugged scenery on roads that sometimes beggared belief. Tai O itself... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place is a bit of a tourist trap, without the trap. Sure, there are plenty of small shops that you are forced to walk through before you get to the houses built on stilts. But these are also the same places the locals shop, so it's not completely a tourist trap. Getting to Tai O is a challenge. It's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Personally, I find nothing much there unless you want to buy some dried seafood. But still, from what I understand. They are slightly overcharge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A bus ride (or much shorter taxi ride, if you're willing to pay- our trip was around $60HKD and took 15 minutes) from the Tian Tan Buddha, the village of Tai O has enough tourist traffic to support a handful of curio shops, street food venders and cafés but not so much as to be over-run. The boat trips to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It's a bit difficult to get to this place but once you are there, you can just walk around by feet. You can pay $25 to go on a boat to see pink Dolphins. We saw them and it's quite amazing experience. It is more likely to see them at 11am Watch out for the local coffee shop next to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had been to Lantau on a previous visit but just hadn't been able to fit it in this time. However we had such a late flight that we took advantage of the Airport Express, got the local bus at mid-afternoon from the aiport to Tung Chung and another to Tai O ( an adventure in itself, very scenic but... More 

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