HONGKONG: Tai O Fishing VIllage

by - January 10, 2018


Tai O Fishing Village

Tai O Fishing VIllage

From Ngong Ping there are buses which go along a very bendy road to Tai O on the western coast of the island. (If going with the cable car, buy the bus ticket which includes a boat ride around Tai O otherwise if not, just buy the bus tickets and boat ride tickets separately). Either way, from the village to Tai O, visitors will need bus 21 which runs very regularly. This pretty village sitting on a tidal estuary is definitely worth the trip. On arrival the smell of shrimp paste which is a type sauce made by fermenting shrimp and spices together in a barrel then laying out in the sun fills the air. Head through the market following signs for boat tours and get on one.



Tai O Fishing Village
Stolen shot by my nephew. Nice, right?

Tai O Fishing Village
Tai O Fishing Village

Tai O Fishing Village
Some travellers we met



Tai O Fishing Village
Tai O Fishing Village




The boat ride will head back into the village which is famous for its Stilt Houses. This is one of the last remaining places in Hong Kong where visitors will see the traditional stilt housing of southern Chinese fishing villages. 

Tai O Fishing Village
Tai O Fishing Village


The houses sit above/along the waterfront in the estuary and are protected from the harsh storms which are whipped up sometimes in the sea. Now with the fishing seeing a decline in this area, the stilt houses of Tai O have the drawback with tourism, where some of the houses are now restaurants and cafes.


Tai O Fishing Village
Selfie as remembrance, lol.

Monks at Tai O Fishing Village


Getting back from Tai O to Tung Chung MTR – if visitors have the package with the bus/cable car, just go to the bus station next to the market (the same place where passengers are dropped off), and take bus 21 back to Ngong Ping village. If not, then take the bus 11 to Tung Chung.



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