Tai O Fishing Village
Tai O is an old fishing village in the “New Territories” of Hong Kong. It is actually a small island connected to the west of Lantau Island by two small bridges. In addition to fishing, it used to produce salt from the sea water. With declining revenue from fishing, the main source of income now is tourism. It helps to be near the feet of the Big Buddha statue. (especially when his head is in the clouds to the right)
Here is one of the locals checking out a boat. Obviously an avid fisherman.
Behind the waterfront property is a street of vendors and an interesting temple; actually two temples. The door on the left leads to the Kwan Tai Temple to honour the god of war and righteousness. The door on the right leads to the smaller Tin Hau Temple where prayers are made for a healthy and safe life.
The left was originally built during the Ming Dynasty 1488-1505. Prayers here are for the protection from evil. The right temple is more recent, built about 1722, in the time of the Qing Dynasty. The bamboo roof has to be replaced frequently, about every 20 years.
Below is a satellite view of the village. Can you see the one bridge on the left? The other is off of the top center.
Please join me on a 3 minute boat ride to see the waterfront properties. I have a video saved on youTube for you. Click on this link: https://youtu.be/w_jjJaW2es4
Where do you want to go today?