Tai O ─ A breathe of fresh air

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Situated on the western shore of the Lantau Island, Tai O is the last living cultural and natural heritage of Hong Kong. Special architectural features like fishermen's tin houses constructed on stilts scatter alongside waterways named locally as "chung". Tai O was once a prosperous town thanks to its geographical location at the mouth of the Pearl River. Now as both agricultural and fishing activities ceased, Tai O reposes.

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Surrounding the Tai O village, wildlife flourishes. Mangroves and abandoned salt pans provide wetland habitats for coastal marine life. Herons and egrets can be sighted from a short distance. Tai O is THE place to romance yourself with picturesque sunset.

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Being Hong Kong's largest and most unspoiled outlying island. Lantau is an off-track destination for those who look to escape to an alternative Hong Kong. Near Tai O, trails of the Lantau Country Park lead you into virgin country and they are ideal routes for different excursions: eco-tours, hiking, all terrain mountain biking, visiting temples and monasteries. Lantau Island at large is protected by traffic restrictions and hence remains tranquil and green.

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