Stilt houses, Tai O Village
Lantau island. I don't know about you, but I always thought that Lantau island was an island-in-name. You know, like how Singapore's an island. I mean, it's the name that pops up most often, it's the largest island in Hong Kong, it's where the Hong Kong Airport is located, as well as the rather classy Tung Chung Outlets, you can almost smell tourists in the air, how can you believe that there's an island life going on here? Well as it turns out, there is! At Tai O Village at least.
Old lady going about her daily life
I did expect to see stilt houses, but I sure didn't expect to see people living in them. So incredible! A piece of heritage preserved.
Random house #1 at Tai O Village
Then there's the unbelievably unique houses scattered here and there.
Random house #2 at Tai O Village
It was real fun spotting these random spurts of creativity in the most unlikely places!
Strangely quaint gate
So vintage! And effortlessly so. They probably never planned for the gate to turn out this way.
Here we have a cool gate. Such a great idea, don't you think? The chinese words are probably poems.
More stilt houses
I wonder who lives in these stilt houses. Old village folks? Rich retirees looking for a retreat from the city? Perhaps the interiors of some of these stilt houses might even trump that of city dwellers!
Random Street in Tai O Village
How do you like what you see? I really loved walking through Tai O Village(:
Is this worth the MTR ride to Tung Chung + Cable Car Ride + 268 steps?
Well, it's a matter of travelling personality, isn't it? If you're not the type to climb 268 steps to see a religious statue, don't bother. But if you'd like to see a different side of Hong Kong, Lantau Island's a pretty good place to go, and the Big Buddha's a pretty cool sight. Just make sure you make your trip worth, don't miss out on visiting Tai O Village!
Next up: I'll be posting about the street food in Tai O!
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