Shibuya Station

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Tai O Fishing Village, Lantau Island

When I first moved to Hong Kong earlier this year, we visited Lantau Island.  It was as a blisteringly hot day and after visiting the Tian Tan Buddha, my wife and I headed to the small fishing village of Tai O. We were spent and it was getting late so with the trip cut short, we vowed to return to really explore the village.  We finally made it back today and I am so glad we did.

If you are visiting Hong Kong, you really need to add Lantau Island as one of the places to visit on your itinerary.  You can easily spend the entire day exploring and the photos here are of just two of the locations Lantau has to offer. 

To get there from Hong Kong Island, take the Tung Chung MTR line (Hong Kong Station in Central).  You simply take this train all the way to the end of the line in Tung Chung.  

Once you are off the train, take exit B where you'll have access to the bus terminal or the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car.  To get to the Tai O fishing village, you can take the #11 Bus to Tai O.  The more scenic route however is to take the Ngong Ping 360 cable car to the Tian Tan Buddha.  

Once you've completed your visit to the Tian Tan Buddha, take the #21 bus to the Tai O and explore the fishing village where you'll see the stilt houses that line the river and countless vendors selling their wares.

Tian Tan Buddha

Tai O Fishing Village

Low Tide

Low Tide

As we were walking along, we started to smell the strong smells of shrimp paste.  About a 100 feet and a corner later, we stumbled upon the source. Here they ferment and package shrimp paste for sale.  I love the flavors that this adds but in its concentrated form and in such volume, its a powerful odor.

Thanks for stopping by.


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