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Tai O

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“on stilts”(235 reviews)
“pink dolphins”(163 reviews)
“fishing village”(410 reviews)
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
+852 9711 4727
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Thank CowieY
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Thank PeterH430
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1  Thank DYA717
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Thank mghnry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Already went tai o village walk Long way to end hotel heritage n beautiful place n wave n cool n lot of Temples n sell fish n enjoy Breeze walk around n saw small restaurant n donuts at small alley

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank bigeye550
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tai O is comfortably accessible via public transport. It's a scenic and possibly tranquil place from the main land and busy islands. Well maintained stilt houses abound and wooden bridges replaces concrete alley ways in busy parts of Hong Kong. You will get to see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Zubair85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...to visit in HK, by quite some way I reckon. The inventiveness of the different houses, the incredibly utilised space and the contrast with anywhere else in the city make it my new favourite place in the S.A.R. and I cannot wait to come back!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The village is a good contrast to the Hong Kong area as an old fishing village. The boat trip that seems necessary is not necessary as you can see the houses on stilts by walking around. Not likely to see white dolphins anyway so you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank goldcath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were so many things we enjoyed in Hong Kong but this place was certainly one of the best. It is a walk back in time. A village that time has forgot and that is a good thing. A real fishing village. Be sure to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.