Tai O Fishing Village

Hong Kong

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Tai O Fishing Village

Let's travel back in time. Tai O once was one of the major fishing ports in Hong Kong. Because of its traditional stilt houses above the water, many have called it the "Venice of Hong Kong", though the smell of shrimp paste and dried seafood everywhere might break your fantasy of a romantic seaside village. The market, fishing boats, and age-old dwellings make Tai O a great place for photographers. Don't eat too much lunch, make some room for local snacks: egg waffles, big fish balls, tofu pudding, and grilled seafood.

Do & See

Temples, museums, amusement parks and lookout points – Hong Kong has a great variety of sights to explore. Highlights include the Man Mo Temple, Victoria Peak, the Big Buddha and the night-time market in Temple Street, but be sure to find some time to explore some of the city's fantastic museums, as well: the former colonial police station of Tai Kwun, for example, reopened recently as a museum and cultural venue, and features curious spots like a full-blown bar inside a refurnished old prison.