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Tai O

Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #37 of 437 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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Glasgow UK
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did this as part of a larger tour during our three day stay in Hong Kong and consider it one of the best sights we saw. Unlike some other trips (Aberdeen Harbour for example) there are still plenty of local people living and working in this community. We got a boat trip round the stilt houses. There were plenty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Once you arrive Tai O, you can immediately smell the saltiness of the sea. Explore the village and try the unique snacks they offer. Take the small boat tour into the sea, you get to go around the village and it's cheap too. Do try tasting their snacks!

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Suwon, South Korea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Tai O is just tourist trap, so it can be easily skipped. If you ever been in Vietnam's fishing village, you can see that Tai O is just a fake village for tourists, it's not function as fishing village. Also, chinese oriented, no English speakers there, restaurants are expensive and so so food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Incredible place. Like a different world of wonder. Do have a good wander and explore the village on stilts. Never seen so much dried fish

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The old fishing village is full of character and displays the dying culture and occupation of fishing on the island. The boat trip around the stilt houses is worth taking and the hope of seeing the pink dolphins ! They didn't come out to play.

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Calamba, Laguna, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

When you are in Tai O, it's like you are on a different time zone. The village is unique,it's lovely. We even sat down with locals under a big tree. Everything in there was simple and authentic.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

With many visits to HK over the years, I have never done much but shop and eat in the city. On a recent visit, I deviate from the usual and explore the other islands. I visited Tai O. While the fishing village is atmospheric, it is not infused with charm and cuteness. Rather, one gets immersed into history and reality... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We hiked up to the infinity pool reservoir and whilst you're not allowed to swim, it still has spectacular views and is really quite special. The hike is a little challenging in places and do some research with regards to location etc. before going as it was a little difficult to find. But it's all completely worth it when you... More

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wiltshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We took the mtr, cable car and bus to this destination. It is a very different side of HK compared to the hustle and bustle of the city streets. We also had a 20 min boat ride around the houses on stilts and then out into the bay to try and glimpse of the pink dolphins, sadly they weren't around.... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Tai O fishing village, also known as the Venice of the Orient, is a unique fishing village consiting of stilt houses built over the water on stilts. In order to preserve the fishing industry of this iconic village the Hong Kong government invested a lot of money into the local community. The last remaining fishing boats were purchased by the... More

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