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Tai O

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“pink dolphins”(163 reviews)
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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 yesterday 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 3 days 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 days 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
1  Thank 759frankp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This island is being developed, so get to see Tai O before the last real authentic fishing village on stilts disappears. There is talk of it being preserved, but I am sure its authenticity will diminish. We arrived from the Big Buddha by taxi. A...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know how much of the past is still represented in this fishing village - and how much is for "tourists" , but if locals of Hong Kong come out during the week-ends to have a bite of the local food or stroll around,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tiberiu_Baranyi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One can take the bus from the big Buddha to Tai O. The frequency is one bus per hour, so time yourself accordingly. A typical village. The market sells a variety of fishes and local produce. Select your restaurant carefully, if you do not know...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank sbrrao
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to reach it by bus, and small enough to walk around - on the promenade and around the village. There is a large food market where you can taste local dishes, some of them found nowhere else in Hong Kong. There are hundreds of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BackPacker745629
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t stop at just the eateries and stores. Walk a little further into the residential area where the homes are. Be respectful. Lower your chatter level as you enter into the residential area. Take time to look around; there you will find a abandoned rundown...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank walte56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very very nice and a "must see" place in Hong Kong. I really recommend walking between the houses over the water and see how they live in small places. The please stinks from the dried fish! To go back from the village...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mabruck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the fishing village of Tai O after our Tian Tian Buddha and a set lunch at the Po Lin Monastery Vegetarian Restaurant. You need to walk through the Ngong Pong Village where many shops are lined in the pedestrian street. From there you...More

Date of experience: July 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.