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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” (209 reviews)
“stilt houses” (101 reviews)
“pink dolphins” (151 reviews)
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"on stilts"
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"stilt houses"
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"pink dolphins"
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"dried fish"
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"fishing village"
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"boat ride"
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"heritage hotel"
in 64 reviews
"tung chung"
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"seafood"
in 109 reviews
"shrimp paste"
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"ngong ping"
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"lantau island"
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"see dolphins"
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"big buddha"
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"old police station"
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"shops selling dried"
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"chinese white dolphins"
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Reviewed yesterday

I like the place, it's easilly reachable with bus no 21 from Ngong Ping. It's a small fisherman village. The real one, so you won't see perfect fisherman's village but I believe the people there try their best to welcome all tourist. 30 HKD boat...More

Thank Gregorius S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those who wish to go away from the vibrant city then this place could be an interesting to do.Visiting the old villages and find out how they lead their daily lives. First you need to go to Tung Chung MTR,from there you can take...More

1  Thank Chamroeun H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One mans dump is another mans paradise! I thought that Tai O was fantastic and I’d question anybody who calls it a dump! It’s far from it. It’s a very, shall we say, authentic fishing village. The sounds, the smells, the bustle. It all adds...More

1  Thank TommySangers
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here as part of an organised trip. What a dump! BUT I got the impression that it was an authentic look at how ordinary people actually live in Hong Kong. Smelly and dirty but real!

Thank TOM-C--LIVERPOOL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tai O is a stilt village now largely reliant on, and supplanted by, tourism. it is an interesting view of a somewhat bygone era, but not a beauty spot. Fortune Ferries run there (HKD30) every 30 minutes or so from Tung Chung, or you can...More

Thank 59sander1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was part of an organised tour to see The Big Buddha and it went very close to spoiling the whole trip. The stench from the sewers was so strong that you could taste it! You expect the smell of both dry and wet fish...More

Thank D8905WVchristines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tai O is an authentic look into one segment of Chinese life. This little fishing village with houses on stilts above the tidal flats of the island has its own odd appeal because it is an intimate look at real life for the people struggling...More

Thank Michaela
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in December and decided to plan our own trip rather than taking advantage of the more expensive tours. The buses ran smoothly and to timetable to and from the village. We did the dolphin tour, which was cheap and we did see dolphins,...More

1  Thank ChrisGibbs
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a lot going on here - strolled through the market. Houses are on stilts - could have hired a little boat but the day was too cold for us and with the bus schedule an hour apart we chose to jump back on and...More

Thank cat1964
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

-I've got the bus from Ngong Ping village -Village has a nice look by itself , boat excursion makes it better !! -A lot of restaurants there, some of them are great but some are not that good -It's really quiet there , not many...More

1  Thank Predy'zz K
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Meital B
20 January 2018|
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Response from Leung L | Reviewed this property |
Normally, it will take 1.5 hr at least to visit the place from city, including taking MTR and bus. I believe if you arrive as early as 10am, you should be able to see most shops open. Apart from the shops, the other... More
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kellymae58
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
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macansbacher
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.
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