It rained a little when we were there. Though some tourists might find that annoying, I got even more excited (secretly). There's nothing like a few drops of rain that can show how pretty a place is. When it started to rain, we found ourselves inside an art gallery featuring photos depicting life in Tai O. We also came across a small cafe selling postcards depicting the same. Being a fan of art, I bought 2 postcards I plan to scan and show sometime. Interesting that this small village turns out to be home to artists dating back to prehistoric times. You can read more here.
I hope to return in the future and stay for a night or two in one of the locals' homes.
Tai O is fast becoming a tourist attraction. It's one of the destinations of Lantau Island tours. It can be reached via bus number 11 from the Tung Chung town center or bus number 21 from the Ngong Ping village.
The Market - Every village should have one
The Stilt Houses are what make Tai O famous
We followed the main road and it led us to these scenes.
He was cooking some dried seafood over charcoal and was a trooper when it comes to posing for pictures
When it started to rain, we found ourselves in a small art gallery depicting life in Tai O
He was preparing his famous egg waffles cooked on charcoal
It was raining...
Following a bridge that crosses the river channel, we ran into these..