Hong Kong Escapades: Tai O

The busy and hectic work life in Hong Kong makes me crave for weekends out in the nature. That’s why I decided to start a new series on this blog documenting some of my favourite weekend escapades. If you live in Hong Kong, I hope it inspires to explore more of this beautiful city! and if you’re a tourist, don’t forget that Hong Kong is much much more than a concrete jungle so make sure you venture out 🙂

A couple of weeks ago, we visited Tai O, one of the oldest and intact fishing villages in Lantau Island. The famous stilt houses and traditional stalls take you back to the old Hong Kong charm…

Hong Kong Ferry

Hong Kong’s signature ferry

You can reach Tai O by ferry via Mui Wo, but beware it will take 1.5h to get there! By the time we got there, we felt a bit tired! haha. Going by MTR is recommended (note to self…)

Tai O Fishing Village

Pretty epic views from the drawbridge

There are boat tours that take you around the stilt houses, but I personally enjoyed walking around them better. On such a hot day, everyone kept the doors and windows open so it was interesting to take a peek at their homes.

Tai O Fishing Village

Love all the details of the old houses


A glimpse of the daily life of the locals

My favourite part was finding a bench in one of the little side streets and enjoy the stillness and complete silence.


Warning: You’ll see (and smell) dry fish in every corner!

Tai O Fishing Village

Pretty postcards by a local artist

How to get to Tai O:

  • MTR Tung Chung Station. Take bus 11 to Tai O bus terminus (the journey takes approximately 50 minutes.) Walk for around five minutes to the Rope-drawn Ferry Bridge and then take a stroll along the waterfront; or,
  • MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B. Take Ngong Ping Cable Car to Ngong Ping Village (approximately 25 minutes). Take bus 21 to Tai O terminus (approximately 20 minutes) and walk for around five minutes to the Rope-drawn Ferry Bridge and then take a stroll along the waterfront.

Travelling to Hong Kong? Make sure you check out my recent Hong Kong Guides: Hong Kong’s Instagram-worthy Spots, Sheung Wan District, Tai Hang District, Quarry Bay as well some day trips ideas like Big Wave Bay and Peng Chau Island. Oh, and if you’re into coffee, here’s some blogposts about my favourite cafes in the city: Elephant Grounds, Winston Coffee, Polygon Cafe.

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Hong Kong Escapades

1 Comment

  1. June 9, 2017 / 6:27 am

    I might just try this tomorrow!

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