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Tai O

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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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Hong Kong, China
Lantau Island
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having spent the morning in Ngong Pong we caught a local bus from there to Tai O where we spent a fantastic afternoon. We had lunch in a restaurant where they took extra care due to my diet. This place was intriguing and shouldn't be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Amanda3471
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely fishing village, really interesting to see the houses on stilts. The only cafe we found gave us books about the village history to read as we waited for our (hand-drip) coffee. It was nice, but the rest of the village seemed to be...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little town, easily accessible by bus, is a short ride from the Big Budda. It's a lovely little town that has fish drying all over. Many shops, tea houses and places to stroll. They have boating trips out of the small harbor. Some try...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ka H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meh. It is OK. I wouldn't go back. It may have been a nice little sleepy village 20 years ago, but now it seems as if it is really just a stop for the people coming from Ngong Ping. I guess it is interesting if...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ajimsojka
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a serene place to see the fishermen at work. There are also many hills surrounding for a good hike with plenty of good air. You can also find many shops selling fresh seafood and dried seafood and many kind of spices. There are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 821adrianyong
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

I took a trip here after visiting Po Lin / Big Buddha. It was a relatively short bus ride from the Buddha, but once getting off the bus it felt quite derelict. You can get a nice picture or 2 on the main bridge showing...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

Its unique.and pretty easy to get there. First I stopped at the Big Buddha, I took the 23 bus from the primary bus station in Tung Chung. Then after visiting the buddha, it was a short bus ride from the ngong ping village, bus 21....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Colleen C
Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

Just a short bus ride from the Tian Tan Buddah is the traditional fishing village Tai O. This place is billed as Hong Kong’s only remaining fishing village built over the water and must see place on Lan Tau. As far as I am concerned...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank adamw267
Reviewed May 19, 2019

It take quite a long hour to reach Tai O, and restaurants there is not attractive. And it is pretty interest to see a hotel there which converted from a British police station. Not bad for a British afternoon tea and luckily to you may...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank charwu
Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

Traditional fishing village although the days of fishing have long gone with the vast majority now imported. Despite that it has retained its traditional feel especially if you take time to explore a little. The main attraction are the houses built on stilts which give...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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April 3, 2019|
Response from palawanismyhome | Reviewed this property |
Go To Central and the ferry to Mui Wo leaves about twice an hour. There are fast ferries taking 30 min and slow ferries taking an hour and costing less.Then take bus 1 to Tai O, another half hour maybe.
November 21, 2018|
Response from walte56 | Reviewed this property |
Take Bus 21 from stop at big Buddha to Tai O. HKD33 per person; no change returned.
November 21, 2018|
Response from VadimBelov | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus from the Big Buddha to Tai O village about each 45min. On the way back from Tai O I would recommend taking the bus directly to Tung Chung, and from there back to Hong Kong. Therefore you will need to buy only... More