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Tai O

Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #35 of 434 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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Victoria, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Tai O was an amazing day trip with a real gem that I will explain further into the review. The journey to Tai O can take awhile, Take the Tung Chung line from Central (or get on anywhere it stops) and ride it to the last stop. When you exit there is a nearby bus station (I can't remember which... More

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San Francisco, CA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Though it is a quaint village it will take you a couple hours to get there, one hour on a bus on winding roads. There are other villages that have more to offer in the way of sights and restaurants. Try Lama Island (short ferry ride and you're there) or Cheung Chau island. Or even towns in the HK area... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We journeyed by train and bus to get to Tai O and it took about 45 minutes from Hong Kong. Upon arrival I was more than a little surprised to find little beyond some old fisher huts on stilts and metres and metres of little shops selling dried fish of every imaginable sort. We had never seen so much of... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Make sure to have exact change for the bus. The "ticket office" does not sell tickets. $6.60 per person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

This place was very far away from the city and good for us to relax and admire the nature, mountainous experience and beautiful beaches. We had a good barbecue feast at the jetty and went out to the sea to watch the pink dolphins . It's quite amazing.

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Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a good trip to get to know the quieter and more scenic side of Hong Kong. We took a boat trip round the Tai-O area to view those houses on stilts. Thereafter the boat brought us further to sea passing by the Maritime Museum and the 1 and only hotel which was formerly a post office to chance... More

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

Joined the 360 sunset tour at Tai O fishing village, a wonderful experience to visit the traditional village with interesting housing, dried seafood, and the local dishes. We also took the ferry ride out at sunset to watch the dolphin and we were lucky to witness a few of them swimming out there. it was definitely more relaxing to visit... More

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rainham essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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