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<<Rope Drawn Ferry to draw bridge, Tai O>>《從橫水渡到橫水橋–大澳》

Tai O is called the Venice of the East because of its fishing village culture.

  In 1940s, there were 500-600 fishing boats anchored at Tai O.  So it was one of the four biggest fishing villages in Hong Kong.  Different from others, Most Tai O fishermen lived on the stilt-houses on the banks of the river.

Apart from using sampans to commute, they used a rope-drawn ferry, which was powered by the hardworking ladies’ pulling actions, to cross the river.  That interesting transportation was Tai O’s icon.

  In 1996, a new bridge offered a happy retirement life to the ladies.  The free bridge also offered convenience to the public, although it caused the loss of an attractive tradition.

  Today, tourists can still take the boat ride to enjoy the disappearing fishing village culture.

  Want to visit Tai O?  You may find Frank the tour guide!

  大澳被喻為「東方威尼斯」,因為它有獨特的漁村文化。

  過去,大澳是香港四大漁港之一,約有五至六百艘漁船停泊。不過和筲箕灣、香港仔及長洲不同,大澳漁民在河上搭了許多棚屋居住。

  漁民們除了用舢舨作為交通工具,還有一艘以人力拉動的「橫水渡」,讓人們可以橫過把大澳分成兩半的河流,「橫水渡」及賣力拉渡的漁村婦女曾是大澳的標誌。

  1996年,政府興建了新的橫水橋,取代了令人懷念的人力「橫水渡」,上了年紀的婦女可以退休,市民和遊客多了一分方便。

  現在遊客仍可以乘坐小艇一遊大澳水鄉。

  想去大澳嗎?可和導遊阿亮聯絡。