Day Trip to Tai O Fishing Village

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 day trip ideas. 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 Fishing Village, one of the oldest and intact fishing villages in Lantau Island. The famous stilt houses and traditional fish stalls take you back to the old Hong Kong charm…

Tai O Fishing Village

Pretty epic views from the drawbridge

Things to do in Tai O

  • Wander around the small alleys and footpaths
  • Take your camera and capture the landscape and people in the village
  • Go on a boat ride through the canals for a closer view of the stilt houses
  • Browse the local market
  • Indulge in street food like the famous egg waffles cooked on coals
  • Visit Kwan Tai Temple

Tai O Fishing Village

Love all the details of the old houses

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A glimpse of the daily life of the locals

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

Tai O Fishing Village

Pretty postcards by a local artist

How to get there

  • From 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,
  • From 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.
  • From Big Buddha: Take bus 21 or taxi (10min ride)

Tips for your next visit

  • If you’re planning on visiting Tai O, you can also include Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, and perhaps even Hong Kong Disneyland into your itinerary.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.

Related Posts:

Hong Kong’s Instagram-worthy Spots

A Local’s Guide to the Best Cafes in Hong Kong


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1 Comment

  1. June 9, 2017 / 6:27 am

    I might just try this tomorrow!

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