From 태종대유원지 Taejongdae Recreation Area 太宗臺遊園區, we took Bus 8 at 1:34pm to Nampo Station 南浦站, and flagged a cab to 감천문화마을 Gamcheon Culture Village 甘川洞文化村.
Six minutes (and ₩3,700) later, we arrived at the pretty Gamcheon Culture Village, aka the “Machu Picchu of Korea”, or “Santorini of Korea”!
Our first stop was to get a guide map (₩2,000) at the community centre, so that it would be easier to navigate the area. Plus, we would get to collect stamps around the village and exchange for postcards at some stations, thus ensuring that we would not miss the must-see sights (check out The Little Prince in the feature photo above!).
We had wanted to visit Tai O 大澳 for the longest time, but somehow we never made it in our past trips. This time, we made a special effort to visit!
After dropping our bags at the Regal Airport Hotel, we took its complimentary bus shuttle to 東薈城 Tung Chung Citygate, made our way past the queue for 昂坪纜車 Ngong Ping Cable Car (which will be closed for approximately 5 months from Jan 2017), before finding the other bus terminal for 新大嶼山巴士 New Lantao Bus (Tung Chung -> Tai-O, Tai-O -> Tung Chung).
The bus frequency was roughly every 15 minutes, and the queue for Bus No. 11 was rather long at noon time. Note that depending on the type of bus, not all had standing space. Hubby was the last who got up the bus but there were no longer any seats available, and he had to explain to the next bus driver that he had already tapped his Octopus card in the previous bus. Thankfully, he did not have to pay twice. We dozed off almost immediately and 55 minutes later, we reached the Tai O terminus!