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“Back in old times”
Review of Tai O

Tai O
Ranked #48 of 845 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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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 26 April 2016 via mobile

Tai O is one of the best places in HK if you want to experience what remains of the old traditions of this town. It's a fishing village and as soon as you arrive you will be overwhelmed by dry fish. The whole village economy is based on fishing and a walk around the old alleys is a must. You will see a great variety of fish and bins of shrimp paste. You will be surprised by people living on steel houses and in stilt houses. You can also have a boat ride (25 HK dollars) to see dolphins in the open water (nowadays it is a bit difficult as dolphins are decreasing in number).

Thank Ambra F
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Busy, and fishy. If you're visiting Big Buddha you really must visit this place. Great photo opportunities.
It's an 'add on' visit, and only takes an hour or two.

Thank Aklguy
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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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