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“World Captial of Dried Fish”
Review of Tai O

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 November 25, 2012

Even though thousands of fish had to give their lives for it, Tai O is a nice little getaway from Hong Kong, and much less crowded than the standard excursions to Shek O or Lamma Islands. It is a fishing village on the southwest end of Lantau Island featuring an amazing dried fish marked and picturesque rows of houses built on stilts over the tidal estuary. Everybody is friendly, (although not much English is spoken) you are free to walk around the little town taking snapshots, and be sure to have lunch or dinner in one of the local waterfront restaurants. To get there, take the subway to the last stop on Lantau, and from there ask direction to get on the local bus, or take the cable car the kind of touristy monastery with the giant Buddha and catch a local bus from there. If you time it right to coincide with a local festival, the dragon boat races are exciting.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

I enjoyed this part it particular, its home to the tank people and their homes are on stilts, a bit like a hong kong version of mini venice.The smell of drying out seafood is something to get uset to but no big deal & catching a 25 min boat ride around their village, out to the open sea to spot a dolphin if your lucky, just adds to the feel of it, pleasant people and a good visit. Must see!

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Visit the Tai O heritage house. This used to be an old police station, now converted to a hotel. It is in a very tranquil area.
Make sure you purchase seafood at the local market and have one of the restaurant cook it for you. Fresh and tasty.

Thank Peggy N
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Visited Tai O after reading an article on it in a local HK magazine. Had to take a train, then a bus to get there. The train was easy, but the bus stop didn't have great sinage and I had to ask until I found an English-speaking person to help me. Well worth the travel challenges, however. The village was picturesque and the local people were very friendly. I went on a Sunday and it was not crowded. Make sure to spend the few dollars and take a boat out to see the dolphins - it is not a tourist trap! They are pink & beautiful, and the boat captains are very careful not to harrass them. Stay for some dim sum at one of the small restaurants lining the canal before heading home.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

A place you could go on a budget, bus or taxi from Tung Chung takes you here. Very interesting still remaining pre-Hong Kong era fishing village. A lot of olaces to see and eat

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