24 October 2013

Hong Kong at a Glance {7} | Tai O



I finally made it to Tai O (大澳), a small fishing village somewhere on Lantau Island.  I’d always wanted to visit and check out for myself the “Venice of Hong Kong.”  Tai O is known for its stilt houses and its (dried) salted fish and shrimp paste industries.

Venice-of-HK-(1)

Stilt-houses-(1)

Venice-of-HK-(2)
Stilt-houses-(2)

It was quite a trek from the city and after driving in to Tung Chung, we still had another 35 minutes or so in a cab (because only cars with permits are allowed on Lantau) before we got there.  The visit was worth the trip, though.  It was quite an interesting place, with plenty of local flavor. 

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