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Tai O
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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.
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Took a cable car to visit giant Buddha and bus tour included to Tai O. A village where their main produce was seafood and dried shrimp or the best one was shrimp paste.
A very good place to visit, small but something different from city.

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

When you are tire of the skyscrapers, endless stream of shops and brands, come to tai o. It has a certain serenity and peace and it does live up to its name of being the venice of the east! Come to this place around mid noon, it will give you ample time to stroll around, take a boat to try your luck in spotting the dolphines and then catch the beautiful sunset.

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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Quite an interesting place. If you like old, and natural and not commercialized this is a place not to miss while visiting Hong Kong. If you plan on visiting the Big Buddha you can do the fishing village in the afternoon hours. The bus ride from the Buddha is no more than a fifteen minute ride.

One can grab a bus from the Po Lin Monastery and travel on public bus to the town of Tai O. This is a fishing village of homes that are all attached and not much has changed since its inception 200 years ago. These simple, small homes are interconnected and form a maze like walkway. As you walk through the village you will witness families living in very tight quarters.

You feel like you are in Venice, without the high prices. Yes, it can be a bit smelly and you will see trash along the water ways and some rubbish tossed into the water. Why locals would do this (or is it tourists?) I do not understand.

If you want to purchase fresh fish and have a local outdoor restaurant cook for you they certainly will accommodate you. I was a bit apprehensive of purchasing any food to eat, however, my brother insisted that it would be fine to have steamed rice and a bowl of sweet corn soup with small pieces of fish in it. I must say, it was delicious and I did survive.

I got to watch some local elderly women playing cards under canvas that protects them from the sun. Children were walking around and enjoying their summer afternoon. Many people were hanging fish from their backyards to dry.

If you are a photographer, you can get some fabulous, bright photos. If you are looking to designer items, please do not waste your time. The village is like it was 200 years ago. Nothing fancy here other than fresh fish, dryed fish hanging to be purchased and houses on stilts.

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Want to see somthing a bit different? Then head to Tai O. This little fishing village feels like it's stuck in time and it doesn't have a feel of having been fixed up for the tourists either.

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

It's worth to go. Get the bus from Tung Chung but try not to go during weekend. Very beautiful. Preserved dry fish, shrimp paste...smell of fish village. Good to try.

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