Tai O is a fishing town on the western side of Lantau Island. Tai O is home to the Tanka people, a community of fisher folk who’ve built their houses on stilts above the tidal flats of Lantau Island for generations. These unusual structures are interconnected, forming a tightly knit community that literally lives on the water. Their enchanting world is a photographer's paradise. You can easily spend a couple of hours in Tai O walking around the market and taking one of the small boats around the harbor to view the stilt houses up close.
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The beautiful fishing village of Tai’O is a great place to kick back and relax, compared to the busy, fast pace of Hong Kong Island. Within a couple of hours of Hong Kong airport and Hong Kong Island, its a great spot for a weekend getaway, a relax and an unwind. lots of good food places, nice promenades to stroll along in the evening, and lush mountains to separate you from the rest of the world.
Keeping the promise of change in the sea. I know Tai O because of the Hong Kong TVB TV series "The Sky of Tai O". How much we loved watching Hong Kong dramas at that time!
Tai O, located on Tai O Island in the western part of Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong. It was once considered part of the Wanshan Islands. Tai O is the earliest developed fishing village on the island. The Tai O fishing villages are all shacks built on the water. They are divided into two places by three seas. The shacks are connected by bridges and water boardwalks. There are criss-crossing people on the water. As the fishing village of Tai O still retains its past style, it is now the most famous fishing village landscape in Hong Kong.
Shack is the symbol of Tai O Fishing Village and one of Hong Kong's most unique landscapes. Tai O was once the main fishing port and garrison town in Hong Kong. It is also the focus of the fishing salt industry in the past 100 years. Since the ages, Tai O has been a gathering place for fishermen and their families. The fishermen believe that they lack a sense of security in living on plain land, so they built shacks on the shore. The densely shacks, criss-crossing waterways and bridges form the face of Tai O today.
From Citygate, take the bus, bumpy mountain road, stand all the way, turn back thousands of times, finally arrive at Tai O fishing village, the tourists seen in Shi'ao and Tamen add up, and less than one-twentieth of Tai O For the first time, I felt that I had to go to the sights. Maybe I was not alone in traveling with friends. Even the weather cleared the weather. The sudden sunshine came, and the temperature immediately warmed up. I am used to reinforced concrete, I am used to the smell of smog, and I have enough to have one-half of the winter in the north without a green rise. I came here, the ancient towering, the grass, and I always wanted to cultivate. Bougainvillea, at most, is a small wild flower that is not valued. I forgot to say that the grandfather sits on the bench, facing the sea, facing the green hills in the distance, and the dark clouds that are gradually blowing away. Showing the more blue sky, this situation, only my own heart knows how envious, really do not want to go, I miss this green, I dont see enough colorful, I like this more than 20 degrees Warm and humid weather...
You may have seen TVB's "The Sky of Tai O", but have not been to Tai O. It is the relatively longest living place in Hong Kong. Although it is in the bustling city of westernization, it still retains the rich tradition of Chinese fishermen. The days of Tai O, like the old fishermen who live in it, always have a sense of vicissitudes. It is smaller and has fewer people than other outlying islands. As for the scenery, it is not very shocking, but there are blue waters, warm sun, different water shacks, shrimp paste and salted fish that are dried everywhere. This leisurely style of painting gives a feeling of infinite comfort and quietness. In my mind, it has a simple folk style and a leisurely life. When you see the tin houses, the slightly broken villages seem to cross back to the feeling of living in the old bungalows.