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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 1 week ago

This is a very interesting part of Hong Kong you will never see. Admist modernisation,there still exist a part of old Hong Kong. We first took mtr to Tung Chung station. From Tung Chung, you can board bus 11 at the bus interchange or take...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this fishing village as part of our island tour. We took a ride on a Samoan to see the houses on stilts, then explored the narrow streets. Well worth visiting

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PaulH598
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great day out - we live here and visit her at least 3 times a year. Wander about old houses on stilts - seeing the crabs at low tide. A nice way to glimpse how life once was. Lovely scenery to / from Tai-o.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kerensa21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit if you want to leave the busy centre of Hong Kong for a while. We visited Lantau Island earlier in the day to see the big buddha and then took the bus down to Tai O (maybe around...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Veronica S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A true working fishing village that provides a great contrast to the city of Hong Kong. Easy to get to from the airport and the Tai O Heritage Hotel is a great place to base yourself from if you like to do some walking /...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StuartE1959
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Visited Tai O village with my family in Jan 2019. This place is still quite untouched now and worth the visit. I brought my children there to get the kampong feel and see how people live in the fishing village. They selling lots of dried...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank CowieY
Reviewed 10 February 2019

This village has not changed so much over the years. You can combine this with a visit to the Big Buddha by bus or taxi. Do take your time to walk throughout the villlage dont stop at the first bridge. And do take the tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank WimvL99
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

We were hoping to see a typical fishing visit with character and a place to enjoy fresh seafood. Instead we saw a run down village littered with rubbish. Such a shame as there were many visitors. As for the seafood, there were lots of stools...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank PeterH430
Reviewed 9 February 2019

I caught a ferry from Hong Kong pier 6 to Mui Wo. Then #1 bus to Tai O. Interesting place of old fishing village with waterside homes on stilts. A quick boat ride takes you up the river and other the bay for a nice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank DYA717
Reviewed 8 February 2019

It’s a cool place to check out for an afternoon, but if you don’t have much time in Hong Kong I would say it is not worth the visit. It is interesting to see but there is not much to do.

Date of experience: January 2019
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22 November 2018|
Response from walte56 | Reviewed this property |
Take Bus 21 from stop at big Buddha to Tai O. HKD33 per person; no change returned.
22 November 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
12 September 2018|
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Response from AngieTay | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes, the shops are open daily.