One of the few remaining long-standing fishing villages in Hong Kong, Tai O Fishing Village is a quaint and picturesque village, with the traditional stilt houses predominant of the old Southern Chinese fishing villages, and it is one of the few remaining places where you can still see them in Hong Kong. A majority of the community’s incomes comes from tourism, selling dried seafood and traditional Chinese snacks, and offering boat tours through the stilt houses with a small fee in Tai O Fishing Village.

Welcome to Tai O - Travel With Little Girl
Welcome to Tai O
Tai O Fishing Village - Travel With Little Girl
Tai O Fishing Village
Tai O Attraction Map - Travel With Little Girl
Tai O Attraction Map

Getting there, Tai O Fishing Village

Tai O is located on the northwestern coast of the Hong Kong’s biggest island – Lantau island. You can either take a bus (Bus 21 from Ngong Ping or Bus 11 from Tung Chung) or a taxi.

Dried Seafood on Tai O Street Market - Travel With Little Girl
Dried Seafood on Tai O Street Market
More Dried Seafood on Tai O Street Market - Travel With Little Girl
More Dried Seafood on Tai O Street Market

Tai O Street Market

As you explore around Tai O, you can still see old folks making a living via the traditional way at this lively market. Tai O is famous for its specialties such as dried seafood, salted fish, shrimp and sauce (XO sauce).

Walking down the street market - Travel With Little Girl
Walking down the street market
Mdm Cat selling Dried Seafood on Tai O Street Market - Travel With Little Girl
Mdm Cat selling Dried Seafood

As younger generations moved out to the cities over the few last decades, fishing communities, shrimp paste, salt production industry and many local scenes began to disappear.

Boat ride at Tai O Fishing Village - Travel With Little Girl
Boat ride at Tai O Fishing Village

Boat ride

One of the must-do in Tai O is to get onto one of their boat rides. It is a short 20 minutes journey and you get to see MORE happenings around the village!

Closer to the Stilt Houses in Tai O Fishing Village - Travel With Little Girl
Closer to the Stilt Houses in Tai O Fishing Village
More boats around Tai O - Travel With Little Girl
More boats around Tai O
Local activity at Tai O - Travel With Little Girl
Local activity at Tai O
Enjoying the boat ride as Tai O diminishes behind us - Travel With Little Girl
Enjoying the boat ride as Tai O diminishes behind us
Time for festival at Tai O ? - Travel With Little Girl
Time for festival at Tai O ?
Tai O and the surroundings - Travel With Little Girl
Tai O and the surroundings

Foods and snacks

Every turn and corner, you will encounter different food and snacks. Most of them are seafood as Tai O is a fishing village.

Tai O Street Food - Travel With Little Girl
Tai O Street Food
Time for Octopus - Travel With Little Girl
Time for Octopus!
BBQ Octopus and Shrimp in Tai O Street Market - Travel With Little Girl
BBQ Octopus and Shrimp in Tai O Street Market
Dessert Cakes in different flavour - Travel With Little Girl
Dessert cakes in different flavour

Final Thoughts

Tai O Fishing Village is definitely a hidden gem in Hong Kong. It is a true photographer’s paradise, especially for any travel or landscape photographer. Personally, I love exploring every corner in the village and its surroundings. We highly recommend you spend one day to visit this unique village. Coming from the busy city, old Tai O fishing village gives a truly tranquil and authentic experience like time has frozen at this part of the world.

Closer to the neighbours - Travel With Little Girl
Closer to the neighbours
Cracks along the buildings at Tai O Fish Village - Travel With Little Girl
Cracks along the buildings at Tai O Fish Village

That’s all we would like to share. Thank you for reading & enjoy the remaining photos below, travelers.

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