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  • Address: Tai O, Hong Kong, China
Located within an hour of Hong Kong, the stilted fishing village of Tai O couldn’t be more different. Located on the northwestern coast of Lantau Island (where you’ll also find Hong Kong International Airport), the old village was once the home of the Tanka people who lived off junk boats, and today, life still revolves around the sea.

Walking through the village, which consists mostly of wooden huts built on stilts above the water, you’ll likely see fish drying in the sun on straw mats and shops selling the shrimp paste the village is famous for. Locals offer boat trips on the Tai O River and excursions in search of the elusive pink dolphin, but the main draw of a visit to this much sleepier side of Hong Kong is to simply wander the causeways and narrow alleys, sampling street foods and basking in the slow pace of life.

Practical Info

Most visitors come to Tai O on a day trip from Hong Kong, but to see the village at its best, stay a night in one of the stilt houses.

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Coach Day Tour - Lantau Island Visiting and Giant Buddha Cable Car Tour Plus Tai O Boat Ride, Hong ... 
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Coach Day Tour - Lantau Island Visiting and Giant Buddha Cable Car Tour Plus Tai O Boat Ride

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Ride the Ngong Ping Cable Car round-trip to see the Tian Tan Buddha statue (Big Buddha) at Po Lin Monastery. Then take a boat ride to explore Tai O, a quaint ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong Region, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.11
Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Cable Car Group Tour With Hotel Pickup in Hong Kong Island, Hong ... 
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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Cable Car Group Tour With Hotel Pickup in Hong Kong Island

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

This sightseeing tour includes pickup from select hotels in the Central and East areas of Hong Kong Island and transfer to Lantau Island. Take a cable car tour ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong Region, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.11
Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

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Embark on a tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong and visit the Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall at Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery. On this Big Buddha tour with a ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.48
Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O, Hong Kong SAR, Day Trips
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Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Lantau Island is often referred to as the ‘Lungs of Hong Kong’ because it is so green and underdeveloped.  Take a full day private walking tour ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.84
Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour, Hong Kong SAR, ... 
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Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour

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Enjoy a fun-filled day of Hong Kong sightseeing with this one-day travel pass and tour combo that allows you to explore the city with ease. You’ll get one day ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Flexible

From USD $64.64
Full Day Lantau Island Small Group Tour in Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Super Savers
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Full Day Lantau Island Small Group Tour in Hong Kong

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Take a small group walking tour of Lantau and visit the awe inspiring Big Buddha and the wonderfully quaint stilt village of Tai O. Includes a ride on the ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $173.02
Private 5-Hour Driving Tour of Lantau from Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Day Trips
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Private 5-Hour Driving Tour of Lantau from Hong Kong

Enjoy exploring Lantau island on this private 5-hour customized tour that introduces you to the nature and tranquility just outside of Hong Kong. With ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.67
Lantau Island Sunset Tour Plus Airport Express and MTR, Hong Kong SAR, Custom Private Tours
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Lantau Island Sunset Tour Plus Airport Express and MTR

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Experience Hong Kong and neighboring Lantau Island with this one-day travel pass and tour combo — it's a Viator Exclusive package that can’t be booked anywhere ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $125.36
Private Hong Kong Layover Hiking Tour to Lantau Island, Hong Kong SAR, Viator Exclusive Tours
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Private Hong Kong Layover Hiking Tour to Lantau Island

This layover tour begins at the Hong Kong airport which happens to be right next to great hiking trails. Enjoy the perfect full-day hike tailored to your ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $391.75
Ultimate 5 Night Hong Kong including Shenzhen and Macau, Hong Kong SAR, Hiking & Camping
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Ultimate 5 Night Hong Kong including Shenzhen and Macau

This exciting multi-day tour of Hong Kong with four star hotel accommodation will let you experience the sights and sounds of the Orient with day tours of Hong ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $1,445.00

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