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Tai O

Hong Kong, China
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was lovely to get out of the madness of Hong Kong city and see how the real people are living in a traditional fishing village. When you arrive at the metro station and are looking for the bus you don't catch it in the...More

2  Thank meinir
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the taxi from the Big Buddha as we had just missed the bus. Was under $60 - which was a good value option compared to waiting another hour for public transport. Not too many tourists - and a lot more genuine residents than I...More

1  Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an eccentric fishing town at the tip of nowhere! You will take the train as if you are going to the big buddha but hop on a bus across the street from the station to continue heading out there. The bus ride is...More

Thank Marcey M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although there isn't a lot to see, the stilt houses make beautiful photos,. The boat ride is a must to have a nice tour of the area.

Thank rchc72
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A day to kill in a HK asked a lady in the tourist information office where I can get to away from the hustle and bustle of central HK she suggested Tai O on Lantau island. So set off early next day, 45 minute ferry...More

Thank DavidT3766
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a lovely few hours walking round this village seeing how they live and work. There are lots of shops selling dried fish which is fascinating to see (puffer fish and sharks). We did a boat trip which took us into the village to...More

Thank Clare W
Reviewed 1 week ago

While I was in the area visiting Landmarks, I took the number 21 bus to Tai O Fishing village, interesting to see the houses above the river, the village shops are interesting as well seeing the day to day of locals, took a boat ride...More

Thank siank73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trip was a real highlight for us of everything we did as a family in HK especially for the kids. It is a working fishing village with the houses on stilts, fish drying and being sold and locals just being local. We booked a...More

Thank SFPrior
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some may recognise Tai O village from the Jacky Chan movie where he managed to destroy most of the village. Good news; it's still there. The houses on stilts over the river, the fish market shops, the narrow streets with that fishy smell and a...More

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is just a fishing village where you will see lot of fishes and their dishes. the place is not clean and i think the place has not been cleaned for a long time. a boat ride is also there which will take you to...More

1  Thank familytravel873
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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
28 December 2017|
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Response from HO D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Festive seasons always full. Not a good idea during Chinese New Year.