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Tai O

Address: Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #44 of 426 Attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Owner description: Lovely little fishing village with many shops and seafood. Take a boat ride for lovely scenery or...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Owner description: 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I disagree with the people who say it's just for tourists, which means however that it isn't sanitized and can be dirty and smelly. But it is a fascinating side to HK which is unlike anything back in Central or Kowloon. Don't feel you have to take an expensive day trip, it's easy to get to - I got ona... More 

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Brisbane
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

As part of the pass the we got from Ngong ping, we took the kids to this little village. Their first impression was it was like Laketown in the Hobbit. They were amazed that real people lived this way and impressed with all the seafood drying around the place. You can walk thru the little streets and see how ppl... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

After visiting Big Buddha we took bus No.21 and came down to Tai O village. Bus departs from the Ngong Ping village bus terminal (every hour). It was a 15 min ride on a lovely winding road through the bush. Village is an old place modernized somewhat to suit tourist’s needs. Lot of houses built on stilts along the water... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It's a small fishing village, that lies near the Ngong Ping village. You have to take bus no 21, in order to get here. It's really an authentic experience, so you have a picture what a traditional Hong Kong fishing village looks like. Lot of small alley, boat, shop that related to fishing products, and shop hawkers selling grill food.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I've visited Tai O twice and both times I truly enjoyed myself. It's not difficult to get to as the Bus 11 is at Tung Chung bus station & is a short walk from the train. The journey is quite scenic with lots of greenery and you even get to see the back of the outdoor Buddha from far away.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Small fishing village. Lots of old folks, hardly find youngster there. We took ferry from 中环CENTRAL PIER 6 (60 minutes $15.40) to MUI WO梅窝. Then from MUI WO梅窝took Bus#1 (45minutes $10.70) to TAI O大澳. Great scenery along the way. You must try 车站豆腐花 , selling decious 豆腐花 $10,芝麻糊$13,合桃糊$16. not to forget 炭烧蛋仔 $15 ,not bad too.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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152 reviews 152 reviews
14 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Although we had a nice time going there, the place itself is not so interesting.Some videos we saw and the travel books are more promising than what it is in reality. We walked through the long pier between the sea and the lake and this was nice. Then, we walked towards the village, strolled in the paths and on the... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Most people go here after a visit to the Big Buddha. Some companies have tour packages. Or you can take the bus from Big Buddha on your own. (That's what we did.) I wasn't impressed. If I had to do it over again, I'd skip the village and just take the cable car and MTR back to Hong Kong when... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Once this was a real village, today its a tourist attraction, and its not what it was. Take the boat ride around the village and out to sea to see some of the natural attractions. Spend some time wandering the streets to experience it.

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Hong Kong, China
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291 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

20min taxi or a bit longer bus-ride from the Big Buddha is the Tai O floating village and it is worth taking that extra trip. You can spend 30min to 3-4hours depending on what you are looking to experience. A short walk or boat ride through the village takes you away from the bustle of Hong Kong and even the... More 

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