Tai O is home to the Tanka people, a community of fisher folk who have occupied houses built on stilts above the tidal flats of Lantau Island for generations. These unusual structures are inter-connected, forming a tightly-knit community that literally live above the water. Their enchanting existence is a photographer’s paradise and a world away from high-tech Hong Kong. The ancient Tai O Fishing Village is a great place to enjoy the experiential and conservation programs offered by the self-financed H.K.Y.W.C.A Tai O Cultural and Ecological Resource Centre.
Guests can see and experience a vanishing side of Hong Kong life, such as learning how to make fishing nets, preserving egg yolks with salt, or cooking sweet bean porridge. Guests can also choose to experience the fishing life that was once the mainstay of Hong Kong on an optional clam gathering and shrimp fishing outing. Chat with the local fishermen and listen to fascinating real-life stories of the resident fisher-folk.