Tai O is mostly inhabited by Tankas or boat people – a nomadic southern Chinese ethnic group who first settled there over two centuries ago, having previously lived on junks in the South China Sea
“Hop in,” Kathy Dixon says with a twinkle in her eye. She has just arrived at the Tai O bus terminus and is excited to show us the local herd of feral cows that she spotted on her drive over from Shui Hau to meet us.
Perched high on a lush hillside in the far north-west, Tai O Heritage Hotel gazes out proudly across the South China Sea.
As one of the city’s most popular day-trip destinations, Tai O is as big on street food as it is on scenic views.
Tucked snugly away in the south-western corner of Lantau, Tai O is rich in history and local colour and, as one of the last bastions of Hong Kong heritage to survive territory-wide development, it’s a fantastic place to observe traditional village life.
Eating together as a family (traditionally at home) is a Chinese New Year (CNY) essential, particularly on Lunar New Year’s Eve (February 11 this year).
T he Dragon Boat Water Parade of Tai O (or the Tai O Deities Parade) is an annual highlight of the Tuen Ng Festival organised ..
Hiking sections 4, 5 and 6 of the Lantau Trail from Ngong Ping to Tai O, Claire Severn battles medium-sized mountains, the Tunnel of Doom ..
The Triple Lanterns Cafe, situated in the fisherman’s village of Tai O, is being forced to close after being prosecuted by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department for operating without a license.
Concerned by government plans for its future, Bruce Marsh reveals what makes Tai O such a well-loved tourist attraction and uncovers a little bit of its history