Impact Of Tai O

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(Source from Yahoo HK) Introduction of Tai O Tai O (Chinese: 大澳) is a fishing village, located on the southwest of Lantau Island in Hong Kong. Tai O is also known as the "Venice of Hong Kong", which is a hot tourist spot for both foreign and local people. Although, the fishing industry is declining, Tai O still remains its unique feature and culture of a fishing village such as Stilt-houses, traditional customs and celebration of special festivals. And the existing natural landscape and ecology, that facilitates the tourism development. Due to the tourism development, it generates impacts in terms of economy, socio-culture and environment. This article is to analyse the impacts from tourism industry and the sustainable tourism development…show more content…
Concerning the intangible culture heritage, which is very interested to tourists such as Tanka Wedding Ceremony, (source from Yahoo HK) Hoi Chung Tour, Dragon Boat Competition. In fact, outflow of the young generation from the village, this culture practice is assumed to decline, but due to the effect of tourism which raise the interest of a large number of visitors and the promotion by the HK government such as the Tourism Board, these are preserved as selling points to tourists. Tourism also helps conserve tangible cultural heritage. Stilts house which is unique feature of Tai O, the government is planning to build a Re-built Stilted House Experience Center serving as a heritage museum for visitor to appreciate and enjoy, and the government is planning to construct the Salt Pan Demonstration Area to educate visitor about the traditional salt industry which is one type of cultural heritage in Tai O. All existing village settlements, historical buildings and cultural heritage sites would be retained including the ancient seawall built to protect the previous salt pans and villages may be restored and accommodated with a pedestrian link. Rural temples and old community buildings would be recommended to be restored and upgraded, such as upgrading of temple garden in front of Yeung Hau Temple and Kwan Tai Temple (Appendix1). Heritage trails are recommended to link the cultural heritage sites in the
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