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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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One of the best places to see the sunset

Go there on weekdays if you prefer to admire the view, the small fishing village and the former police station now converted to a boutique hotel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A nice seaside town showing a bit about real life in a fishing village in Hong Kong. They do boat trips to see the pink dolphins - but I have done it twice and not seen one, so don't get too hopeful. Still the boat trip is a nice way to see the village. The other main activity is to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Go there on weekdays if you prefer to admire the view, the small fishing village and the former police station now converted to a boutique hotel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We took the bus from the MRT. It took about an hour and was cheap. The village was pretty but it rained and we spent most of the time in the restaurant enjoying some delicious fish. I would like to go back on a sunny day. It is easy to take the bus to the Buddha from here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you come to HK and you might have only few days for visiting, you should very much consider to visit this fisherman island, where people leave in sort of barracks and live thanks to profits of fish (and now tourism).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We spent the afternoon in Tai O after being in Ngong Ping and the Big Buddha in the morning. What a contrast. This fishing village is unlike any other part of Hong Kong I have seen. It may not be for everyone, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. There are walkways along the "houses" and across the canals. There is also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Tai O is famous and may be the only place in HK that you can see for the Chinese White Dolphins which also named as “Pink Dolphins”. There are boat tours available and offered just in front the harbour side and next to the bus terminal . The fishermen will take you on a short trip to watch these rare... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I didn't find this place charming at all and certainly not 'Venice of the Orient' as it's often described. Maybe I had high expectations. The touristy part of narrow streets with shops selling dried seafood in abundance did little to excite me. It was pretty dirty and a few food stalls selling giant fried fish balls. There are also old... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very pleasant fishing village, with main attractions, pictoresque village, boat tours to see village and dolphins and seafood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is supposedly a place where you can see how Hong Kong people used to live, but it is rather touristy. You can buy food (especially dried fish), souvenirs and go on boat tours to see pink dolphins or stilt houses. It was an interesting experience. We combined it with a visit to Ngong Ping Village, from where it's very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's a nice place. Something different from the city area. Took a bus from Tung Chung bus terminal was easy. Bus journey was a little long but interesting for me. Nothing much to see nothing much to buy. But I follow the path and walk to took some photos. Some spot is nice to take photo.

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