Tai O is a fishing village nestled among the lush vegetation found on the Western coast of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. It is a small, unusual village inhabited by Tanka people which showcases China’s traditions, history and natural beauty.
This town, one of the few fully operating fishing villages in the region, boasts of its unique colonial architecture, curious stilt-houses, mouth-watering street food, and scenic photography opportunities. Tai O offers several out of the ordinary experiences. These include sea kayaking, the sight of rare pink dolphins, an insight into the seafood industry and an opportunity to view local simplicity up-close. Tai O means large inlet because Tai O Creek and Tai O River merge when they proceed towards Tai O Village. Although located at a bit of a distance from the mainland of Hong Kong, Tai O is a getaway like no other recommended for both locals and tourists.