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Po Toi Island

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Address: Po Toi Island, Southern Distict, Hong Kong, China
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A largely unknown day trip destination

Po Toi is only a 45 minute ferry ride away from Aberdeen, but it feels like a world away from Hong Kong. This is a small island somewhat lost in time. There are no cars and only... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
James S
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Spring, Texas
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Spring, Texas
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Po Toi is only a 45 minute ferry ride away from Aberdeen, but it feels like a world away from Hong Kong. This is a small island somewhat lost in time. There are no cars and only a handful of small buildings. This is a place for serenity and picturesque hills. There are a number of hiking options. You can... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A crowd of us had a great Sunday lunch at the Ming Lee restaurant on Po Toi where we really enjoyed the peppered prawns, garlic prawns, garoupa fish and fried rice amongst the many dishes that stood out. It's always fun to come and visit the Po Tois and this was no exception. We had a very warm welcome as... More 

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Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Nice walk. Forgot cash. That was a mistake. Went to alternative 'restaurant'. Instant noodle. Good day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

We like to hike different places each trip so planned to visit Po Toi Island. Went to Aberdeen as the ferries were supposed to go to the island from there that day. Found out that on public holidays they leave from Stanley so luckily managed to get a bus quite quickly and get there to catch a ferry as there... More 

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Thank DragonPrincess
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39 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Despite the negative reviews that I saw, I decided to check out the island. Guess what??! I enjoyed my day trip there. There's only 1 boat ride on tue. Left Aberdeen at 10am, to leave island at 2pm. Once u missed it.. u missed it..Easy walk/hike on this small island. scenery, sound of the waves against the boulders and the... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We started with a boat trip to Po Toi Island from Aberdeen on the south part of Hong Kong island. Our goal was to hike around parts of Po Toi and we started off looking forward to a fantastic nature experience. However, it soon was clear to us that our Swedish bodies aren't made for the weather conditions here: the... More 

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Georgia, USA
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Nice trail starts from temple, North of the ferry jetty. A bit difficult to find at first but really nice. After a while the trail becomes paved. Hike clockwise so you can enjoy the view over the south west Peninsula when you climb the stairs down from the summit.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

The pier in Stanley has a ferry to the island, which is a great way to see some of the islands. After grinding in the city this spot feels a million miles away. There is a wonderful basic seafood restaurant serving quality seafood. So take a trip to Stanley, do a little shopping and go to Po Toi for lunch.... More 

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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

I have lived in HK for 7 years and am still amazed when friends book a junk that is going to stop at Po Toi for lunch...I can't imagine why anyone would - and I need my head examined for agreeing to go again! It's a 5 mins walk to the restaurant on the island (mostly seafood) so you get... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

Po Toi Islands consists of 4 islands namely Po Toi, Waglan Island, Sung Kong and Beaufort Island. Only Po Toi is accessible by public transport. There are a few trails on Po Toi. Due to the ferry schedule, a day tour is more suitable. A day walk from the ferry to the southernmost point and back to the ferry. Main... More 

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