Although Hong Kong has the reputation of being an ultra-urbanized, crowded place, there are still many rural villages that dot the territory. One such is Tai O, a 300-year-old fishing village on an island of the same name, just west of Lantau Island. It really is a working fishing village - although the residents find it harder and harder to make a living at it - so don't expect a "quaint" tourist locale. The area used to be known for its pink dolphins, but they have become rare and most visitors don't spot them. Still, it's refreshing to tour the village, have some snacks or a meal and see the quieter side of Hong Kong.
This casual, long-running tea house with old-fashioned decor offers a variety of dim... Read more