Guide To Tai O Stilted Village In Hong Kong

Stilt Village Secrets In Hong Kong

Stilted Village in Hong Kong

Tis’ time to take the road less traveled with the Little Steps’ Guide to Tai O Stilted Village. Famous for stilted houses and delish Canto-snacks, Tai O has loads of sweet adventures for day trippin’ families or overnight staycationers. Prepare to sip lattes by the water, stay in a fabulous historical hotel, and snack your way through the tiny village of Tai O.

  • Tai O Heritage Hotel Hong Kong


    Hotels And B&Bs In Tai O Hong Kong

    The Old Tai O Police Station was built in 1902 and has been revitalized and converted into Tai O Heritage Hotel to celebrate Hong Kong's cultural heritage. Choose from one of 9 historical rooms, enjoy traditional Tai O cuisine, and embark on one of their tours. Impressive? We think so!  Alternatively, stay in the center of village action at this sweet B&B, Espace Elastique.


    Tai O Heritage HotelClick here!

    Espace Elastique, 57 Kat Hing Street, Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, +852 2985 7002,


    Pink Dolphins, Stilted Villages, Eating!

    There is plenty more to Tai-O than stilted houses and shrimp paste! A Tai O must is to go try to spot the Pink Dolphins of HK with Dolphin Watch. If you are staying overnight, plan on an early street stroll (the town is stroller-friendly) to catch a glimpse of Tai O's life before the tourists arrive. Bring your camera!


    HK Dolphin Watchclick here!

    Click here to see our Little Steps Video on scouting the rare pink dolphin!


    Eat, Snack, Repeat!

    Tai O is famous for it's snacking open wide! For egg waffles with the finest smoky finish and cake-like crunch, visit the famous uncle on Kat Hing Street.  Kids will love the varieties of crepe-like Chinese Pizzas (best eaten fresh off the grill).  For those java junkies and coffee aficianados, Solo is a must and comes complete with a river view!


    Egg Waffles, G/F, 59 Kat Hing Street, Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, Website.

    Chinese Pizza, 70 Kut Hing Street, Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, +852 2985 7933, Website.

    Solo, 86 Kat Hing Street, Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, +852 9153 7453.  Closed on Sundays.

    Want more?  Explore the streets and try everything you's all good!


    Temples And More In Tai O

    Journey past the photo-fab stilted homes and explore Tai O's Hung Shing Temple and Kwan Tai Temple. Make sure to check what Tai O village is famed! Generations of fisherfolk who build their houses on stilts above the tidal flats of Lantau Island, it's truly unique to this village. For the history buffs, don't forget to head to the Tai O Rural Committee Historic & Cultural Showroom which is set in the stilt-house village of Tai O and offers a glimpse into the complex heritage of this ancient Hong Kong fishing village.


    Temples In Tai OWebsite

    Tai O Stilt Housesclick here

     Tai O Rural Committee Historic & Cultural Showroomclick here

Additional Info:​

How To Get To Tai-O

Lantau Island, Hong Kong

From Central:  Catch a ferry from Central Pier 6 to Mui Wo and then take a taxi or bus number 1 to Tai O.

From Tung Chung:  Alternatively, you can make an adventure out of it and ride on the cable car (Ngong Ping 360) and then take a taxi or bus to Tai O.  Stroll through the city or if you are staying at Tai O Heritage Hotel, they will pick you up by boat at the Tai O entrance.

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