Travel to Hong Kong: Tai O
• Travel to Hong Kong: Tai O
With this record about the village on the water will begin a series of articles about the wonderful Hong Kong
The village called Tai O, and she is on the largest island in Hong Kong - Lantau. To get to the island is by ferry. On the way across here such species
And here is the island of Lantau
After the ferry it is necessary to take a bus, which takes you to the village
In the meantime, waiting for the bus, you can eat at McDonald makaroshkami with corn, chicken and egg
In the Internet met that Tai O is called the Venice of Hong Kong. Though I am in Venice and was not, but it seems like it is not)
Tai O village with only small houses built on stilts
There are here as well as very old ramshackle houses and new, like it was yesterday built
In general, the village made me mixed feelings. On the one hand, it looks very interesting. These old houses standing in water, the narrow streets. It feels kind of old. You can imagine how earlier lived here fishing families ..
But I, for some reason, did not leave any sensation .. artificiality. As if all this is done for the tourists. In fact it is so. Once it was engaged in commercial fishing, but now the village has become a tourist attraction. And I was surprised that almost every house is worth plasma)
But it does not mean that the place I did not like. On the contrary
Move the villagers mostly on boats
And look of the street on the edge of the village
More on the island a lot of all living creatures. For example, I have never seen so close living .. crab? They like it
Tai O is located in a picturesque location. On one side it is surrounded by mountains and the sea on the other (though probably this is not the sea and the bay, where the Pearl River flows
Look what a beauty!
This is very similar to the grave, but I'm not sure. I did not understand what
Closer to the center of the village streets already look different
We foolishly, were led to a stupid publicity about dolphins and bought tickets for the boat ride. Although I originally wanted us to ride at the village.
But in the end we swam the open water "look" of dolphins
And we are not deceived, I really saw a dolphin
The flag of the boat
And to Tai O can buy a lot of different food. Basically, dried seafood
For example, turtles 25 million Hong Kong dollars.
UPD. It says it is not a turtle. What then?