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Tai O

Hong Kong, China
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been here on many occasions and it is a great spot for tourists, beware that there is a long wait for a bus and taxis are rare so plan your day around the bus timetable.

Thank motherofthree73
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely afternoon can be enjoyed at Tai O fishing village. Not far from Po Lib monastery and Tian Tan Buddah. Easily accessible by taxi following a morning visit. See the stilt houses and walk to the Old Police station hotel for a meal or just...More

Thank hopesendsharon
Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here by bus after Lantau. Took a 30 mins boat trip....the village itself look like shanties. Not very pleasing to the eye. Since it was drizzling a bit, that made it a tad more messy. Many restaurants in the village mostly serving sea food,...More

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 4 days ago

if you've gone to see the sitting Buddha you might as well take a bus ride to this village to experience the slow pace of life.

Thank Cheryl100761
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took part in an organised trip to Lantau Island which included a visit to Tao O. We were very lucky in that it was the day of the dragon boat races. What a spectacle!!! It would have been interesting to visit Tai O even...More

Thank Yelsel112
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tai O is still very untouched when you visit one of HKG's many island villages. Fresh seafood, colourful locals, it's another side to HKG you will be surprised with. Casual and carefree, take your time to walk through and enjoy the quiet side of the...More

Thank Anita H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do not want just shopping, but looking at the village life of Hong Kong, you can visit Tai O, a water village with some special features. Tai O used to be a fishing village and could be accessible by ferries direct from Hong...More

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second time in my life to visit this place. The other time was more than 10 years ago. Very surprised that a great part is still there, but I like the improvements such as a place to drink coffee. This time I...More

Thank Ine vdL v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the journey. Amazing contrast between here and Hong Kong Island. How many people never venture out to experience the diversity Hong Kong offers. Some great seafood available, and a really enjoyable boat trip. Great ferry trip back to Hong Kong Island, just get...More

Thank SCS2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The buildings seem to be close to collapse, the residents are really calm and the tourist don't bother them when they cross their small gardens and look into their houses. The boat trip is the best part, although we didn't see the dolphins today.

Thank Gergely N
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Hello, When is the best time to see the dolphins? morning or afternoon? Should I go to Tai O first before Ngong Ping village or vice versa? Thanks for all the help
February 3, 2017|
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Response from fmh23 | Reviewed this property |
I did a tour for the day so was not given a choice. We went to Tai O first and follow it up with the Big Buddha, so the village came later.
Hi All, I am planning to go Tai O on 13th or 14th dec. I am staying in City View. Can anyone advise how can we travel from City View to Tai O? There are total of 5 adults and 2 kids (2&6). What are there to see and do and eat in Tai O? Thanks.
December 5, 2016|
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Response from Vaibhav C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, As you are staying at City View Hotel Yau Ma Tai. There are few options to reach Tai O. 1> Least Expensive - Try to get a free shuttle bus to Kowloon Airport Express MTR station (many hotels have such facility) from any... More
Hi All, I am planning to go Tai O on 13th or 14th dec. I am staying in City View. Can anyone advise how can we travel from City View to Tai O? There are total of 5 adults and 2 kids (2&6). What are there to see and do and eat in Tai O? Thanks.
December 5, 2016|
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Response from TravellingAngi | Reviewed this property |
1) Check out google map. They provide transportation info. Quite good. 2) Take a walk/bus/taxi/MTR to ferry pier on Hong Kong side. take ferry to island.