Hong Kong owes its origins to villages like Tai O, and the aromas recall almost-gone eras of its history. Tai O is by no means filled with activities to keep you entertained for long periods of time, but certainly makes for a wonderful day trip into the more remote areas of Hong Kong. Few views of Lantau west coast beaches and rocks. This trail is done in reverse to make it easier to get on a bus on the return trip back to Tung Chung. When you arrived at Tai O ferry walk along the pink colour bridge. … . ... nice place to finish a hike and have a cold beer in. Its attractiveness lies in its destination Tai O, a popular tourist destination, and for me, a simple lunch at waterside and open view during the last leg of the hike.. There are two ways to get to Tai O; you can take the ferry and a bus, or you can take the MTR and a bus. This hike transports you to ground zero of Hong Kong’s cultural heritage, heavy with pungent smells. Tung Chung to Tai O is a 3.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Lantau, Islands, Hong Kong that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. . Map: Tung O Ancient Trail from Tung Chung to Tai O (Lantau Island) We took the overpass / ramp walkway following signs to Hau Wong Temple / Tung O Ancient Trail until we hit a left turn which didn’t feel right so we backtracked and found the correct turn leading out of the main roads and into the walking path. This is the less touristy bit and it has it beauty. Tai O is one of Hong Kong’s oldest fishing villages. The hike itself is easy and short, and once you’ve reached Fu Shan Pavillion at the top, you’ll … stinks to high heaven but a fishing vilage would i guess! . The hiking trail begins at Shek Pik Reservoir, and heads southwest towards Fan Lau, then north to end at Tai O. There’s minimal elevation in this hike and the surface is 90% concrete. Take a short hike up to the Fu Shan Viewing Point, which will delight you with breathtaking sea views and unobstructed vistas of Tai O’s coastline along the way. The fishing industry is now in decline and the salt pans no longer exist, but the village, with its stilt houses built in the tidal creeks, retains its historical character and attracts a steady stream of tourists. Due to its vicinity to Tian Tan Buddha and Ngong Ping Cable Car, Tai O becomes beloved destination among tourists in recent years and many visitors will cover Tai O in their one-day trip on Lantau Island. Endpoint: Tai O Heritage Hotel (proceed to Tai O Bus Terminus for departure) Average hiking time: About 4.5 hours Distance: About 14.5 km Replenishing stations: There are no kiosks along the way, so it’s best to stock up at Tung Chung before the hike. The Tai O Fishing Village on Lantau Island is famous for its traditional Chinese stilt-house community and is considered as “Venice of the Orient”. 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