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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Apart from the old style village, there are some easy hiking tracks in Tai O. The scenery is wonderful during sunset.

Thank PixsoulHK
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the bus from Ngong Ping village. Where the bus drops you off is all being redeveloped, but a 5 minute walk and you are in the town. As you walk into the village you will come across a lot of boat crews offering trips...More

Thank GBJ-Cookies
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited as part of a tour and was only sad that I did not have more time here and visited local shops. Very quiet at he time of visiting which also increased its charm. Boat ride round the stilt houses was a highlight of...More

Thank MixMasterMoll
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You step back a few decades to a place where time stood still. Was a very hot and humid day and the aromas from the dried fish were quite powerful. This is a very run down settlement with the poverty a dramatic contrast to the...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the more impressive highlights of my Lantau island tour. I believe it is the oldest (and only) fishing village of its kind in Hong Kong - very traditional. I think it is worth seeing. There are regular boat trips which takes...More

Thank Avidesh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took Bus #11 from Ngog Ping (Big Buddha) to Tai O village, and had a great time by walking between the authentic fishermen stilt houses. We also took a 20-min boat excursion, which was very exciting. It was worth visiting the village.

Thank Rina L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little fishing village is culturally unique and very different from anything you will have seen before. As part of our tour we got to walk around the narrow streets and visit local shops as well as a short boat tour along the water past...More

Thank davidbrown86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this because it was recommended by friends. Being vegetarians, we couldn't buy or eat anything in the village. I guess, urbanites of Hong Kong love the feel of a rural town as a respite from their daily grind.

Thank Vidya N
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Return bus tickets to Tai O and a brief boat trip were included in our Ngong Ping 360 tickets. On the day we were there the bus only went to (and from) Tai O once every hour and even though there were plenty of empty...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Tai O is a good place to go and visit, it is a fishing village and away from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. It is easily accesable by public transport (MTR and Bus).

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12 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