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Tai O

Also nicknamed as "Venice of Hong Kong". It originally is a fishing village at Lantau Island. The local people used to live in the special-design huts, which are based on stilted structure (棚屋). However, a fire broke out in 2000 and part of the huts are destroyed. As a result, Hong Kong Government accelerates the restoration and development of Tai O as an important tourist area in Hong Kong. After browsing this gallery, you would see what does Tai O look like before restoration.

Second Visit on Dec 27, 2007: After 4-hour hiking from Tung Chung, I was still excited about visiting Tai O. The fire in 2000 destroyed the stilted huts in Sha Tsai Min (沙仔面) and it was fully recovered during these years. You can say the differences by comparing these two sets of photos. Now I can say that Tai O becomes a famous attractions of Hong Kong. It makes me uneasy to walk through the small but overcrowded street. By the way, I am still enjoy being here.

Hau Wong Temple Outside Hau Wong Temple Stilted Hut at Kat Hing Back Street
Stilted Hut at Kat Hing Back Street Waiting to build a new hut Restored stilted huts after fire at Sun Ki Street
Sun Ki Bridge Waterway viewed from Sun Ki Bridge Stilted Hut
Stilted Hut near Sun Ki Bridge Stilted Hut A boat running on the waterway
Stilted Huts under the hill Tai O dangerous goods depot Tai O
Pavilion at Po Chue Tam St. Stephen Society Tai O Family An egret returning home
Kwan Tai Temple Stilted Hut at sunset An egret catching prey
Shrimp Paste Sunset of Shek Tsai Po Pier Shek Tsai Po Pier
Fishing at Shek Tsai Po Pier Tai O Market Street Tai O Market Street
橫水渡橋 橫水渡橋黃昏 橫水渡橋
A boat passing through the waterway Sunset at Tai O Selling seafood on skiff
Returning sampan Dried fish bladder Sunset with fishing boats
Sunset View at the Pier People enjoying sunset A crew taking Tai O sunset view
Sunset at Tai O 01 02
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橫水渡橋日景 Tai O (大澳全景) Stilted Huts viewed from Sun Kai Bridge (新基大橋外望棚屋)
Po Chue Tam (寶珠潭) View from Shek Tsai Po Street (石仔埗街外望) Disused Salt Pans (荒置鹽田)