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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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Fishing Village

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is my first visit to Tai O Village and I would like to recommend it to everyone, especially dried seafood lovers. You can definitely purchase what you expect, dried scallops, salted fish, you name it, with cheaper price compared to those high-end shops at Sheung Wan. Never ever miss out the dolphin-watching trip too. It's far more exciting to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

An attractive little fishing village, but its main virtue was the round trip to get there and back. On the way there we got the ferry from Tung Chung, which was a pleasure: you get to see both Lantau's dramatic northern coast and the early construction work on the remarkable HK-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project; and the ferry itself is more "informal",... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Quaint old village with a beautiful backdrop of the mountains. The stilted houses were fascinating, best seen by one of the boat tours. Perfect stop for lunch especially for seafood lovers. Be prepared for a long journey from the city, but combined with the Big Buddha it was a great option for a day trip.

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