Places - 03/07/17

Old Hong Kong: Tai O Fishing Village

Written by Rachel P

Catch a glimpse of the old fishing village with traditional stilt houses on the Western Side of Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

Before Hong Kong became a global financial hub, Tai O was famous fishing village which was well-loved for culture, seafood snacks and stilt-houses. Separated by a small river, Tai O is a quaint village situated North-Weste of Lantau Island, and reachable by a 50-minute bus ride from Tung Chung MTR.

Tai O is a rustic village is built on stilts over the water, decorated with salty fish and famous for its shrimp paste and all kinds of Chinese seafood products. It has plenty to keep you busy, especially if you love photography. Venture towards the river and you will find the best angle to capture this village from.

Try to leave the city lifestyle behind and slow down, follow the cats down the alleys and cross bridges. Stop to take photos and let your curiosity get the better of you. Check out the local shops and find a coffee shop that overlooks the water.

Before you stop for a big seafood dinner, try and catch a boat ride and see if you can spot a pink dolphin before heading your way back to the concrete jungle.

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