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Lovely little fishing village with many shops and seafood. Take a boat ride...

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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Away from the city

Even local hk people likes to visit Tai O in their spare time ! Away from the crowd and city, you can explore the countryside of hong kong, simply grab a bus from Tung chung... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tai O is really special. To get there you can go by bus, and once at Tai O, you should take a boat tour. Get off at old post station where there is a beautiful stylish restaurant. Great food. Then stoll away from resaurant via the small streets and back to the buss stop. This is one of the best... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A working fishing village with the houses built on stilts over the water. It's a bit touristy but many people living there are still making their living from fishing and it has a feeling of Asian authenticity. Accessible by but or Ferry from Tung Chung (MTR Train) really is something unusual. Worth a day trip and the seafood is fantastic!

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Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even local hk people likes to visit Tai O in their spare time ! Away from the crowd and city, you can explore the countryside of hong kong, simply grab a bus from Tung chung station !

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Thank Stephenie T
Copenhagen, Denmark
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tai O on a sunny day is one of the best experiences you could have in Hong Kong. Most of the stores don't open until the afternoon, so there is little point arriving too early. Only a few hours is needed to see the entire area, and could be combined with Ngong Ping as a day trip.

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South Molton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandering around the alleyways of Tai O you forget that the big city is literally on the door step. The stilt houses are fascinating as they are part of Hong Kong's heritage. It is great that a small number of people still live the life that their ancestors led hundreds of years previously. The village itself is quite dirty, but... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tai O is worth a visit if you have more time in Hong Kong besides the shopping! Food is simple and tasty especially the fish which was done in 2 styles. Overall a good experience - will try the food sold by street hawkers next time. Visit when the weather is pleasant or it can be hot and stuffy.

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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Disconnected from the hustle-bustle of the city, Tai O is an old fishing village, with stilt houses and narrow streets. It is definitely worth exploring, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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56 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit to Tai O t see a touch of old HK and the fishing villages on silts. Such a contract to the rest of Hong Kong. Boat tour was reasonably priced and takes you through the village and then out to the sea to spot Dolphins (unfortunately we didn't see any)

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London, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to imagine for first time travellers that you can find such a peaceful place on one of HKs islands. The bus tour from the train station alone to this village was worth it with scenic views. It is also good to experience that HK is not all about business, shopping and huge crowds of people. Therefore, this typical fishing... More 

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Taree, Australia
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258 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This ancient village consists of houses built on stilts over water with narrow walkways serving as streets. The village is inhabited by families who have lived there for hundreds of years. This quaint village is increasingly becoming a destination for tourists, even though it is a long way from the more popular tourist destinations in Hong Kong. It is reached... More 

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