In my last post about Big Buddha The Altar Of Heaven, I explained to you how to visit the place from city centre. I will tell you how to visit the fishing village from big buddha. From big buddha, you can take bus number 21 to reach the fishing village. If you are coming directly from Tung Chung station then you can take bus number 11. It goes directly toward Tai O bus terminus. From bus stand, fishing village is just a couple of steps away. On your first step out of the bus will give you a feeling of fish smell. You can see closely the life of the fisherman. You will also get to know what they do in their routine life and what are their food and culture.
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Entrance of the fishing village
This village is a home of tanka tribe who made their houses on stilts. It made them socially connected to live their lives above water. At the entrance of the fishing village, you will find many people asking you for pink dolphin sightseeing. However better to compare each company price and service standard before boarding any boat in hurry. There are 2 to 3 tour company which provide dolphin tour. If you are hungry you can go and visit street food which I love most of the time of my walk. There are small restaurants as well as some beautiful cafes. You can see more detail on HongKong tourism website link
Walking trail in fishing village
There are two trails for entering the village, parallel to both sides of logged water area. The first trail goes along the mountain with some steep hiking, but you will enjoy the view of the seashore. The second trail goes toward multiple temples in the village where you can see small concrete houses on the way. Additionally Chinese temple art as well as resting viewpoints to enjoy calm sea waves. This place is always awesome for photo shooters who want to capture fisherman lives. How they use stilt houses and manually operated rope-drawn ferry bridge which operated for over 80+ years.
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Food street in fishing village
While coming back to city centre do not forget to buy dry seafood from the market. The place is a charm for your eyes but might not good for your nose if you feel strong fishing smell. This village is a combination of human art and natural surrounding. If you are visiting Hong Kong you can see this place have completely different lifestyle from hustle and bustle from the city centre. I recommend this place for half day sightseeing with enjoying some walking trails as well as tasting seafood in street. Hope you enjoy this place let me know if you require any help or information about the place.