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“Not too bad!”
Review of Tai O

Tai O
Ranked #53 of 911 things to do in Hong Kong
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 24 April 2016

If you really want to see a Pink Dolphin this is your chance. I was very under whelmed with Tai O. Not too bad of place and the food is great and there are some great little shops there to go shopping. Also if you want to take a boat ride and see the stilt village its cool, but I would much rather spend more time at the Big Buddha.

Thank Josh - Liz W
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

It's the Wandering Yank here. Mrs. Yank and I spent the day at Lantau Island and took the bus from Ngong Ping village to Tai O. It was highlighted in our Lonely Planet guidebook, so we thought it would be a worthwhile visit.

And it was okay. Even though it was a weekday, it was very busy with tourists. The bridge over the creek in the middle of the village was packed, a bottleneck between the markets on either side. The markets are okay, lots of fish of course, but again, it was very crowded. I did get some good photos of the waterfront homes and boats, but frankly, I've seen more colorful and less-crowded fishing villages elsewhere in Asia.

The wait for a bus back to the MTR station was long and hot, at least an hour, and it was getting worse as the afternoon progressed.

2 (not very enthusiastic) thumbs up!

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

If you have even seen a picture in a magazine and thought... I wonder if they edited this picture... This little fishing village is that picture. walking around watching the villages setting up their markets in the morning awaiting customers is fascinating. They are busting their backs fishing and bringing in there goods to sell. Also please be very careful as most do not like to have their pictures taken so please be respectful and ask before you take the picture. We had a women in our group offend a elderly women who believed her sole was taken when the picture was taken... it was a very big deal and very uncomfortable to be a part of.

Thank globetrottergrub
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

I have never been to Tai O before so my relatives took me for a half day trip. Beautiful place but takes a bit of commuting to get to. Have to take the MTR all the way to Tung Chung station and then a bus ride for about 30 minutes. The bus ride goes through very twisty roads so it could cause motion sickness. The town itself is beautiful with all the old houses and views of the mountains. The locals are very friendly; they will just start chatting with you about stuff. We walked through a street which was just all residential and you can tell its a nice quiet place because peoples' doors aren't even closed and you can see inside their houses. The food here is excellent - fresh and dried seafood for a fraction of the price you would have to pay back out on HK island.

Thank WCL1982
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Tai O is about 20" by bus from Ngong Ping (area where the Big Buddha is/Lantau Island). Take the bus from the bus terminal (5" from Ngong Ping cable car station). You see houses on silts, fishing stalls. If you buy the Lantau pass, it covers Tai O boat excursion. This boat excursion is actually a 20" speedboat trip along the river and out to the open sea (just a big loop out). The boat will stop a while to watch out for pink dolphins, if you are lucky!

Thank CityLion
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