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Tai O

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Address: Hong Kong, China
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Lovely little fishing village with many shops and seafood. Take a boat ride...

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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Must be the dried fish capital of the world

A lovely old traditional fishing village fast becoming over commercialised so go as soon as possible. I have never see.n so many dried fish stalls as here. The buildings on stilts... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Forncett, United Kingdom
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Montgomery, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Tai O village as part of a 'tour' which took in a boat trip to try and see dolphins - much rarer now that the work on the new bridge is well under way - a visit to the village and then on to the Big Buddha and monastery. On the one hand, the village is an example... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The fishing village of Tai O on Lantau island is well worth a visit. It is one of the last remaining fishing villages with stilt houses. You can walk round the stilt houses on walkways. We also took a 20 minute boat trip through the waterway and out to sea to look for dolphins (didn't see any today) There was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the greatest places I have visited, once the tourists had left it was so peaceful. I made sure to visit dolphin tours that were certified friendly by the wwf and stay in locally owned accommodation. I suggest you do the same! Eat the egg puffs baked in a tree!

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Forncett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely old traditional fishing village fast becoming over commercialised so go as soon as possible. I have never see.n so many dried fish stalls as here. The buildings on stilts are interesting to wander through and sitting outside on a veranda of a local eating house by the river should be done. The food very local and limited, none... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tai O was the destination for our lunch break after an exciting bus trip from Mui Wo, the ferry pier. At Mui Wo, we were fortunate to meet two locals from Cheung Chau, who promised to bring us to the Man Cheung Po Infinity Pool. We were rather delighted and decided to have a fast lunch in a local seafood... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You MUST visit Tai O, even if for an hour or so. Beautiful, unique village on stilts, interesting market, stunning location, some historical sites of interest. The boat trip was well worth the visit alone to get up close to the village.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stay at Tai O house during weekend, and we love this place so much. Tai O it is flooded with visitors during holidays, but the silent morning village life & the beautiful sunset is so much different from the modern busy life in any part of Hong Kong. Yet for visitors, you can see & feel the old... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We passed this place on our way to see the Big Buddha. We took a boat to take us around in the fishing village, the boat ride lasted about 5 minutes max back and forth. Village itself is tiny and there is not much to see to be honest, so if you are planning a visit specially for this place... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One time visit is good enough unless your purpose is to buy the dried seafood there which is cheaper compared to back home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Lantau try to get to this fishing village, which the locals fought hard to keep. A boat trip will show you much of the village, mainly built on stilts. Restaurants, temples and no high rise.

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