Tai O Fishing Village–Hong Kong

March 3, 2017 Paul Groves

Day 58 of 111. Tai O Fishing Village, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China

Lantau Island is the largest island of Hong Kong. It used to consist of a lot of farms and fishing villages, but many move to the cities and fish and produce are imported in a larger percentage than before. This is a village that stays with the old ways. The houses are up on stilts. This village is also called the Asian Venice. There is a lot of fish caught that are dried. I took a picture of dried shark fins used for shark fin soup. Our guide says that dried fish can last up to 10 years! Even this small village has a temple (the Kwan Tai Temple). Ron went inside and there was no Buddha, so it was probably a Taoist Temple. We watched one of the fishing boats that came in… the prawns were very large. Besides the dried fish, there were buckets with live fish where air was blown into the tubs like an aquarium. You could choose the fish and take it to the restaurant next door and have it prepared for you. Really fresh fish!