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Tai O

Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #37 of 439 Attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Tai O is a fishing town, partly located on an island of the same name, on the western side of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. Free from the hustling & bustling traits of modernization, this fishing village brings you to some tranquility and retro styled architecture and life style. Take a stroll along the coastline , and visit the once... More

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Brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This fishing village on Lantau Island is a welcome break from the modernity of Hong Kong and the paradoxical commercialism of the Big Buddha at the top of the island. Having visited the Buddha, we took a taxi from Ngong Ping to the harbour at Tai O. I believe that it is possible to book a place on a fancy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We have visited this old fishing village as a part of the 360 tour that gives you the chair lift, bus transport on the island and boat ride to visit dolphins as a package. This was well worth the cost, even saw a school of pink dolphins in the bay

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Interesting place to visit that kind of takes you back in time. Great photo's, forget the boat tour, just walk around like a local, afternoon is better as nothing really open in the morning.

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New Albany, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I loved going to the fishing village of Tai O. I had fun taking pictures of the houses and boats! It had some great little shops and restaurants. I still reflect on my visit there often!

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Kimberley, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Tai O is quite a quaint little town and when you walk around the village you realize that this wasn't built yesterday - sadly though tourism has sparked anyone to keep the area a little cleaner. The fancy hotel on the hill has a beach which could be well maintained should they wish. Sadly no!! - The food from the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It is a traditional fishing village and market in north west of Lantau island. Many stalls selling dried seafood products, shrimp paste, seafood snacks, life seafoods etc. Have seen few seafood restaurants. We tried the Tai O boat excursion. $25 per adult/child. The boat would fit around 10 people or so and for around 30 min from the bridge in... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

When we enter the village, there is one house looks like a museum with displays of photos and fishing equipment. Unfortunately it was not well maintained so it was only so so. The market sells lots of dried seafood. We just enjoy walking around in small alleys and be around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We went to Big Buddha then took a direct bus to Tai-O, 10min ride away. Must go location. We strolled through the streets, ate the local big fish ball, very springy & unique. Very traditional fishing village with houses in stilts. A lady washing fishes on a small boat! No fishy smell in the air, streets are clean though lanes... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Firstly, to get there take the MTR to Tung Chung station. From there is an adjoining bus station, where you catch the bus to (bus no. 11 at time of writing) Tai O. It's about an hour drive on winding roads and try not to worry about the driver's spirited driving on cliffside roads :) Tai O isn't much of... More

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