Updated: Aug 17, 2020
Difficulty Rating: 3/10
Most of the walk is on flat ground with some uphill sections towards the end. The only reason it feels a little difficult is because of the length of the hike.
Duration: 4 hours
Takes quite a while just to get to the starting point of the hike as the route is confusing.
Cell Service: 4/5
How To Get There:
Make sure you get off at Ha Ling Pei (We missed our stop and ended up in the middle of nowhere. Luckily, we got a lift from two Chilean guys back to Ha Ling Pei!)
After getting off at Ha Ling Pei, input "Hau Wong Temple" into Google Maps and follow the directions. There should be a 5 minute walk in the direction of the bus, and then a right (image 1). Keep following the directions on Google Maps (image 2&3).
The 15-20 minute walk is confusing until the beginning of the trail (image 5). When you see a children's playground, turn left. DO NOT continue towards Hau Wong Temple, as the trail head is not in that direction. However, the temple is worth a short visit (image 6).
You can then input "Tai O Fishing Village" or "Tai O Heritage Hotel" to ensure you're on the right path, but it isn't necessary as there are directions indicating "Tai O" throughout the trail.
Once you reach the fishing village, follow the signs to "Tai O Bus Terminus". Take bus number 11 back to Tung Chung MTR station (quite a long ride!).
There is a cute ice-cream store called "Tai Ohhhh" just before the bridge near the bus terminus for a post-hike reward. We tried the strawberry and kiwi ice popsicles (brand name - iSee iSee) and they were as great as they looked!
Overall, this hike is a full-day trip so make sure you have enough time and food + water, especially because there are no kiosks on the way.