Boats on Tai O creek. Touristy areas in Hong Kong such as Tai O are quiet at the moment, making it an ideal time to visit. Photo: Martin Williams Boats on Tai O creek. Touristy areas in Hong Kong such as Tai O are quiet at the moment, making it an ideal time to visit. Photo: Martin Williams
Boats on Tai O creek. Touristy areas in Hong Kong such as Tai O are quiet at the moment, making it an ideal time to visit. Photo: Martin Williams

A tranquil haven in a world gone mad: Hong Kong villages on Lantau Island’s western tip, Yi O and Tai O, worth a visit now more than ever

  • Rice paddies carved from wasteland in abandoned village of Yi O a bucolic retreat – and easily reached from Tai O, fishing village known for its stilt homes
  • In Tai O, take an easy walk uphill for great views, or turn it into a longer hike; for refreshment afterwards, try heritage hotel or riverside cafes

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Boats on Tai O creek. Touristy areas in Hong Kong such as Tai O are quiet at the moment, making it an ideal time to visit. Photo: Martin Williams Boats on Tai O creek. Touristy areas in Hong Kong such as Tai O are quiet at the moment, making it an ideal time to visit. Photo: Martin Williams
Boats on Tai O creek. Touristy areas in Hong Kong such as Tai O are quiet at the moment, making it an ideal time to visit. Photo: Martin Williams
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