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“Aromatic assault”
Review of Tai O

Tai O
Ranked #53 of 911 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 2 weeks 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 Hong Kong / Kowloon areas. Interesting to sample life of yesteryear and see the “houses” built on sticks in the mud.

Thank Craig S
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Reviewed 2 weeks 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 you out at sea, where you have a good chance of seeing the white Chinese dolphins (I was lucky to see them and I can tell you that they are the most magnificent creatures I've ever seen).

Thank Avidesh S
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Reviewed 3 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
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Reviewed 3 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 all the houses on stilts.

Very enjoyable if you like seeing different cultures.

Thank davidbrown86
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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
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