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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
+852 9711 4727
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 December 2013

We went to Tai O from the Big Buddha (in Ngong Ping Village). Take Bus #21 from NP Village (20 minutes ride/HK$7) to Tai O. Buses depart NP Village at 20 minutes after the hour. Take Bus #11 from Tai O (55 minutes ride/HK$12) to...More

16  Thank ctm7944
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Tai O, aka the "Venice of Hong Kong", is a fishing town, located on an island of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. According to the locals, it is home to the Tanka people, a community of fisher folk who built their houses on stilts above...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Many traditional areas in Hong Kong could lay claim to the regional heritage site, be it Wong Tai Sin Temple or Old Police Station. But everyone agrees that Tai O fishing village one of the prime examples. It has long been a historical treasure, way...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tai O is a teeny fishing town on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. The name means large inlet! I went on a hike with my boss, one of our lovely clients and her ‘Hong Kong Happy Hiker’ friends. I believe we met at Tung Chung...More

1  Thank shannonp0909
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tai O is a fishing village - full of Hong Kong old tradition. Visit there takes 45 minutes from Lantau Island. In modern Hong Kong, Tai O is completely another speculator tourist site. Small streets full of salted fishes, petite food. Shrimp salted paste (Asian...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the Big Buddha, I took the local bus #21 to Tai O village. I would recommend hopping in any of the $30 pink dolphin boat rides to see the village. Your not going to see any dolphins, but are going boat tour through the...More

Thank Drkopman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Tai O in mid October and loved it !! Was almost like walking back in time, small tiny little streets, old buildings, a stilt villiage over the water, about as far removed from Central Hong Kong as you could get. A bit of a...More

1  Thank OldFellah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took a the ferry from Crntral pier 3 and then bus #1 to Lantau Island and this bus took me to Tai O island! Lovely fishing town at the last stop of bus #1 and very lovely walk in town, then the hills and...More

Thank Upekkhapr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet and provincial unlike the Hong Kong most everyone know. Boat tour is a must, totally worth it!

Thank Adel T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tai o is a traditional fishing village and is nice to see how people in Hong Kong still live, their way of life

1  Thank Flitz8
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the experience of visiting Tai O Fishing village! Wow, it's such a different way of life! Going on the little boat tour to see the stilt houses and walking through the village with all the weird and wonderful foods on display was...More

Thank BillieB76
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Must: Take the 20min boat trip, you might see dolphins! I saw) Getting there: There's a bus from big buddha, but more frequent bus from the town near the airport where many buses from hong kong island go. It's a nice 45min ride with nice...More

1  Thank VadimBelov
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11 September 2018|
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Response from AngieTay | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes, the shops are open daily.
Meital B
20 January 2018|
Response from Leung L | Reviewed this property |
Normally, it will take 1.5 hr at least to visit the place from city, including taking MTR and bus. I believe if you arrive as early as 10am, you should be able to see most shops open. Apart from the shops, the other... More
15 January 2018|
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Response from Leung L | Reviewed this property |
2.5 hr certainly will not be enough to have lunch, walk around and boat trip altogether. I would suggest to reserve a good 4 hrs at least. Firstly, the attractions are quite scattered, secondly, attractions may take time for... More
Menachem A
28 December 2017|
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Response from HO D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Festive seasons always full. Not a good idea during Chinese New Year.
26 December 2017|
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Response from Leung L | Reviewed this property |
Feb is still relatively dry, therefore, it is OK to walk around. Even though when it's rainy, the paths are not so muddy as they are cemented paths. The area is famous not only for scenaries, but also the cultural aspects.