Tai O Fishing Village
After visiting the Po Lin Monastery, Liz and I hopped a bus over to Tai O, a quaint fishing village about 30 minutes south. It's recommended to see both places in the same trip and I agree, especially because it's a little bit of a trek to get there.
Liz reminded me that we visited Tai O when our family came to Hong Kong over 15 years ago but it was a very distant memory. I absolutely loved how make-shift and old the town is. The busy center of town is packed with vendors selling seafood and then you can walk around the quieter, residential parts where the houses are built on stilts in the water. The people are really nice and don't mind all the tourists walking around their neighborhood - you can also see right into most of their homes. I really loved all the colors and textures and getting a glimpse into this side of Hong Kong life.