We passed a small beach on the way to the other side of the island. There were a couple of people swimming and fishing however we read that the shark nets had been removed for maintenance and thus swimming was not really recommended.
We first visited the fishing village of Tai O. This is a traditional fishing village with the homes built on stilts. Fish is either kept fresh in baskets with running water or dried to be used later in soups and traditional recipes.
After the fishing village we went to the Po Lin Monastery to view the Budda. We had a great vegetarian lunch and then boarded the Ngong Ping cable car for the 5.7 km ride back down the mountain. The views were spectacular.