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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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“on stilts” (198 reviews)
“stilt houses” (96 reviews)
“pink dolphins” (149 reviews)
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were keen to visit Tai O and we planned this the day we did the Big Buddha trip. You can get here by bus No 21 from the Big Buddha at Lantau. It was a convenient 20 min journey and there were boats waiting...More

Thank Ronnie010
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tai O is an interesting fishing village worth at least a half day visit. Despite the long travelling time to get here (about 2 hrs from Hong Kong Central via MTR and bus), it is worth the trip. You can buy many sea products at...More

1  Thank TanPiakPhuang
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a great experience to see the rural side of Hong Kong. Love the way the houses were built. Not many food. Good experience for a day trip there.

Thank Yap S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the bus here after going to the Big Buddha. Tai O is quite different than the rest of Hong Kong and well worth the time. I took the boat tour. Also tried some of the food from the village vendors.

Thank JonYVR792
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth visiting to see traditional fishing village and learn more about culture of HK. You can take a short boat tour to see traditional stilt houses. Catch a bus from Ngong Ping village to get there within 25 minutes!!

Thank Kate59623
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is 2nd time i visited Tai O in Hong kong. The 1st time was 2 years ago. A bit disappointed this time round as many of the shops are not opened, not sure if it is because we visited on a Thursday or the...More

Thank Har K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A rustic fishing village that serves reasonable bbq seafood and skewered meats. Gigantic Octopus and fish balls, fresh oysters, scallops and half lobsters. Seasoned with lots of chopped garlic. Traditional Cantonese desserts like fresh soya bean curd, almond and sesame paste. Friendly owners and lots...More

Thank CE L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tai O is where you can see stilt houses and pink dolphin. I guess we were not so lucky as we took a boat ride and didn’t see any. When you get off the bus and arrive at Tai O, try not to sign up...More

1  Thank joltt
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bus ride from Tung Chung was at least 30 minutes, so get on at the terminus in order to get a seat, otherwise it might be a while before someone gets off (it's even more so on the return journey; line up early, otherwise...More

1  Thank mushix2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a hour here wandering through the little streets. Fascinating to see all the dried fish. Had an amazing doughnut here!

Thank Justina C
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7 December 2017|
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Response from k9920105 | Reviewed this property |
I find that Tai O probably suits the elderly more as the place is smaller. I also agree with the answer given by another reader here. Lamma is a good place although if you go at weekends all these places will be packed.
Yvonne T
15 November 2017|
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Response from Leung L | Reviewed this property |
Tai O is basically a fishing village with tons of fishermen's heritage. It's most famous for dwellings built above the inlets, sometimes named as the Oriental Venice. There are a lot of tourist attractions, including... More
9 November 2017|
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Response from Eric C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I don't have the answer.