Built in 1488, the Kwan Tai Temple (dedicated to the Chinese god of war) is the oldest temple in the Tai O fishing village.
Wander inside the temple, and you may see devotees burn incense and pray for prosperous fishing and farming harvests.
Located on Lantau, Hong Kong’s largest island, Tai O’s simple wooden houses are built on stilts over creeks.
The villagers (who get around on rusty bicycles) have lived for generations in stilt houses above these tidal flats. The houses are inter-connected so you can walk on board planks from house to house.
While the local people traditionally relied on fishing for their livelihood, today they’re more likely to be seen selling salted fish and shrimp paste, displayed in baskets, to tourists strolling the streets.
Visiting the Kwan Tai Temple is popular in Tai O
Tai O is a popular place to head for a seafood lunch.
And the Kwan Tai Temple, stilt houses and other sights make Tai O a photographer’s dream.