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Home > Sightseeing > Districts > Outlying Islands > Lantau > Tai O Fishing Village

Tai O Fishing Village

The village of Tai O (the "O" is pronounced as in the name of the letter "ohh") is one of the few places in Hong Kong to maintain a semblance of their pre-industrial occupation.  In this case fishing.  Located on Lantau it is about as far west as you can get within Hong Kong and not cross over into China. 

What you will see there is a traditional village with people living in tiny houses and lots of fishing boats and fisher people.  Although not particularly "ethnic" you will see a part of life that you don't see in the city.

A lot of seafood is for sale, mostly dried things like salted fish and shrimp paste which you can take home (if you can stand the smell).  This isn't the place to eat fresh seafood particularly, you can eat in the local monestary (Lin Yan Abbey) in the hills above the village but that is vegetarian food!

In the Tai O village itself there are lots of small cafes and restaurants where you can get something to eat but it isn't famous for seafood like Lei Yue Mun Seafood Bazaar in Kowloon.

Getting there:

Taking the train to Tung Chung, near the airport, and then the bus #11 to Tai O will take you perhaps two hours.  Making a break by going instead to Po Lin Monastery first then then taking bus #21 from the monastery to the Tai O may make the trip more comfortable.  It is still a long way back though.

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